Ousmane Dembele has signed a contract renewal this summer.
The Frenchman has been phenomenal this pre-season and has scored two goals in their last friendly against Juventus.
Xavi deeply laments praise on the former Borussia Dortmund winger who will surely force a start in Xavi’s XI.
“He’s a different player, special,” Xavi Hernandez said.
“Because of the way we play, he gives us so much.
“He can make a huge difference for us. He has to be more consistent, score more goals and contribute more assists, something he improved on last year. Since last November, when [he and the coaching staff] arrived, I’ve seen a happy Dembele. He’s always involved and he’s always shown that. That’s why I pushed so hard for him to stay.”
Dembele also appreciates the faith Xavi and Barcelona put in him.
“I have the confidence of Xavi Hernandez and all my teammates,” he said post-match. “That’s very important for me. I’m very happy and I’m going to give everything for Barcelona.”