Thomas Tuchel heaps praise on Ousmane Dembele
Tuchel worked with Dembele at his former club Borussia Dortmund back in the 2016-17 season and has admitted that he had a wonderful time working with the youngster.
Dembele has come under criticism for disciplinary reasons off the pitch but the off-field controversies have been overshadowed by his impressive run of form this season. The Frenchman has racked up 10 goals and 5 assists from 23 appearances across all competitions, helping the Catalan giants to the top of the table in the La Liga.
And his former manager Tuchel has spoken of him in glowing terms.
“Ousmane is an incredible player, he’s really talented. I could watch his amazing skills in every training session,” he told a news conference on Tuesday.
“He’s also a great human being. He’s a little crazy. He’s a really nice boy but a little crazy. He loves to laugh but can also have very serious conversations. It’s never boring with him.
“If he’s focused enough, he can reach any level. When I talked to him for the very first time, he told me that he wanted to play for Barcelona. That’s where he is now.
“It means he can reach any level, but he needs to remain focused and improve each day. During training sessions, he was as talented using his left or right foot.
“He’s a good boy. I had a good year with him.”