Ousmane Dembele Breaks Silence Following Goal Scoring Return for Paris Saint-Germain Against Monaco

Ousmane Dembele Breaks Silence Following Goal Scoring Return for Paris Saint-Germain Against Monaco

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Ousmane Dembele joined Paris Saint-Germain early in the summer from Barcelona
  • The France World Cup winner has struggled in front of goal for the Ligue 1 champions
  • Dembele recently opened up on what it felt like after scoring his first goal for the PSG

It was a long-awaited moment, indeed. After 16 games and over 1000 minutes, Ousmane Dembele finally found the back of the net for Paris Saint-Germain. The 26-year-old, who joined the Ligue 1 club in a somewhat controversial move from Barcelona early in the summer, had struggled to find his form under manager Luis Enrique.

Despite receiving ample playing time, some considered unjust given his goal-scoring woes, the 2018 World Cup winner failed to score for the Ligue 1 giants. However, in the game against title rivals AS Monaco, Dembele put an end to his goal drought in impressive fashion.

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Ousmane Dembele celebrates his goal of Paris Saint-Germain during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco. Image: Christian Liewig.
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Receiving a well-lofted pass from midfielder Fabian Ruiz, the French forward deftly beat his marker Soungouton Magassa with a skilful touch before unleashing a shot past goalkeeper Philip Horn from a tight angle.

The goal not only took the wind out of Monaco's sail but also contributed to PSG's 5-2 victory, extending their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to four points, as reported by Fotmob. Following his impressive strike, Dembele took to the media to speak about the goal.

Dembele on his first PSG goal

Dembele shared his thoughts on his first PSG goal with PSG TV, cited by PSGReport, stating,

"My first goal? I’m happy because after the first 4 or 5 Ligue 1 games I played, I wanted to score very quickly, and then I told myself not to worry about that and to play good football. After that, I knew it was going to happen. And now I’m happy."

While fans at the Parc des Princes celebrate the forward's first goal for the club, many are hopeful that Dembele can replicate such performances as he aims to help PSG secure all titles, including the UEFA Champions League.

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Kylian Mbappe trolls teammate Ousmane Dembele

Since his €50 million transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Ousmane Dembele has struggled to find the back of the net for his new club.

The 26-year-old ex-Barcelona forward is yet to score a goal for his new club despite accumulating over 800 minutes of playing time.

As Sports Brief previously reported, his poor form in front of goal has led Mbappe to troll his teammate, Dembele in an interview.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).