Interviewed by Jérôme Rothen in the program of RMC “Rothen ignites”Ousmane Dembélé has expressed his high ambitions with FC Barcelona.
The Frenchman simply wants to win the biggest European competition, the Champions League, with his club, Barça: “My goals at FC Barcelona? Personally, for me it is to win the Champions League with Barcelona. That Barcelona regain the Champions League. It’s been a long time since they won (in the 2014-2015 season). That they win titles, La Liga, the Champions League, that’s the most important thing.
Ousmane Dembélé, who is actually an “old-fashioned number 10”, according to him, also revealed in this interview that he always wanted to stay at FC Barcelona, while his name was linked to several clubs this summer.
Koeman reveals why Wijnaldum didn’t sign for Barca
In an interview at ADRonald Koeman, who will coach the Netherlands in 2023, confirmed that he wanted to bring Georginio Wijanldum, his compatriot, to FC Barcelona, when the coach led the Catalan club, between August 2020 and October 2021. While the midfielder of AS Roma was at the end of his contract with Liverpool, in the summer of 2021, Georginio Wijnaldum had two contacts: FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
Yet on pole on the record, according to Ronald Koeman, the Catalan club missed the boat because of the current president of the Blaugrana club: “I wanted to bring Georginio Wijnaldum to Barcelona, but the president (Joan) Laporta preferred to annoy me and delay the signing… Wijnaldum chose to join Paris Saint-Germain instead of Barcelona for this reason”.
However, Georginio Wijnaldum’s move to PSG was very disappointing: little used by Mauricio Pochettino, the Dutchman was finally loaned to AS Roma for the 2022-2023 season. The former Liverpool player played only one match with his team, before being injured for several months in training.