Ousmane Dembele does not find his place in Barcelona. The Frenchman still does not connect with his teammates and before Leganes he returned to reach a new personal roof in terms of turnovers, 33. It is an excessive figure despite having touched the ball 98 times. That is to say, one of every three touches that it gave to the ball served for the Leganes to regain control. And that, in a player who doesn’t usually play at the first touch, is worrisome.
It is no surprise that the Frenchman is the player who loses the most balls in the team. Due to the nature of its position, it is an end that lives on dribbling, but also because of poor decision-making that shows no signs of improvement in the two years and peak it has been wearing in the Barca dressing room. In fact, the 33 losses he starred against Leganes are many even for him, as they represent almost double his usual average of 17.2 per game.
Leaving aside the average of 16.7 losses of Messi per game – the rosarino is the most influential player on the team and the one who usually touches the most balls – it is still curious that Dembele takes so much distance in this respect to his pursuers . Carles Perez (12.7), Arthur Melo (11.3) and Jordi Alba (11) lose it but not so much. And, what is more important, when they play the team does not make water like when Dembele is.