Didier Deschamps praises Ousmane Dembélé’s ‘added pragmatism’

Speaking to Téléfoot today following France’s 2-1 win over Denmark which ensured qualification for Les Bleus, manager Didier Deschamps praised Ousmane Dembélé’s performance, especially with an improvement in the winger’s defensive contribution. 

The France boss spoke positively about the player’s ability to push forward and create danger in attacking areas of the pitch, but also that Dembélé has “added a lot of pragmatism” to his game, especially in defending. Deschamps praised the winger’s ability to “understand and learn quickly” reaffirming that he is “in a good position” in the France squad.

Dembélé received a rating of 7 in GFFN’s France – Denmark player ratings last night as the the Barcelona winger was highly influential in the match’s opening stages, catching the eye with a couple of mazy runs from deep. His end product and defensive contribution has majorly improved. He didn’t register a goal or an assist in the last World Cup in Russia, but he was the architect of many of France’s most dangerous moments.

GFFN | George Boxall

 

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