Dembele injured again? Troubling images from Athletic Bilbao match
- Dembele looked poor in our league opening match.
- Cameras caught the Frenchman touching his left hamstring during the game.
- The 22-year-old is known for being an injury-prone player.
Following his impressive performances in both pre-season matches against Napoli, it was a surprise to see Ousmane Dembele yesterday barely creating anything on the pitch against Athletic Bilbao. And images suggest, there might be worrying reasons for that.
As you can see, the 22-year-old is touching his left hamstring. In case you forget, Ousmane picked up a left hamstring injury earlier this season, more specifically, in the Rayo Vallecano match back in March. As a result, the Frenchman missed four league games and was barely used in the Champions League tie against Manchester United.
During his two seasons at Barca, Dembele earned the reputation of an injury-prone player. Only last season, the winger missed 13 games through injury, not talking about all the times he had been left of the bench because of his fitness.
Earlier reports, however, claim that the France international is determined to improve in terms of his fitness and has even started training ahead of everyone else this summer. Moreover, the club has reportedly hired a personal chef to take care of Dembele's diet. Nonetheless, it seems that the old problems are back.