Ousmane Dembélé can be of great value on Tuesday evening for Paris Saint-Germain in the encounter with Newcastle United in the Champions League. Luis Enrique, the coach of the French champion, had kind words for his forward.
"I wanted to sign him when he was playing for Stade Rennes, but he didn't want to come to Barcelona because there was a lot of competition. He is a unique player. Always asks for the ball, never afraid to do things, accepts criticism. We're lucky to have a player like him," the Spaniard began at the press conference.
Enrique has also noted that an extra dimension has been added to Dembélé's game. "At Barcelona, he played only on the wings, here also in the center of the field. He has an enormous yield; of all players in the world, Dembélé is the best at unsettling a defense," said Enrique, leaving no room for misunderstanding about the importance of the match against The Magpies.
"We are in a tough group; tomorrow's match can be decisive. I know we are ready for it, and this team is capable of a lot. The stadium will carry us; I expect a great atmosphere. We will need our supporters, especially in difficult moments. They are physically very strong and can press aggressively and high, with a lot of intensity. That will be the case tomorrow as well, and we need to be prepared for it."
In England, PSG already received a significant warning: the first encounter at St. James' Park ended 4-1 in favor of Newcastle. Eddie Howe's team, with four points from four matches, is still at the bottom of Group F. Milan has five points, PSG has six, and Borussia Dortmund leads with seven points.