- Ousmane Dembélé opened up on his nightmare injury record since joining FC Barcelona five seasons ago
- The Frenchman's stint with Barcelona has been blighted by niggling injuries and confessed he feels five years of his life has been wasted
- However, Dembélé is finally fit and firing from all cylinders this season, scoring twice and registering two assists in six games in the La Liga
Ousmane Dembélé has shed light on the darkest moments in his playing career, where he had to deal with recurring injuries for five years.
Since swapping Dortmund for Barcelona in 2017 for a staggering fee of €105 million, Dembele has struggled massively with injuries.
Having managed to turn around his persistent injury struggle from the backend of last season, the Barcelona winger has enjoyed a productive run of form which has yielded positive dividends on the field.
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"From 2017 to 2021 I wasted my time enormously," RMC Sport via GOAL. "I have lost five years of my life. I had to work to be able to play, to be healthy and to be able to perform little by little.
"I've had a lot of hamstring injuries. The trainers insisted to me that if I didn't work more, I was going to relapse. With Koeman, I started to improve and with Xavi, it has gone better.
"When I came to Barca I was younger, of course, I went out, but not as much as people say or as people imagine."
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The 25-year-old joined the Catalan giants in 2017 from Borussia Dortmund with a tsunami of fan hype and optimism after an eye-watering £112.5 million deal.
In the subsequent years, the tricky winger has failed to live up to the lofty expectations many fans and pundits had of him due to consistent injuries and little production.
Source: Sports Brief News