Dembele ready to return for Barca on Saturday

Dembele ready to return for Barca on Saturday

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez confirmed winger Ousmane Dembele will return from damage on Saturday towards Actual Betis in La Liga.

The French ahead, a key participant for the league leaders this season, has been out since January with a thigh damage.

Dembele not too long ago returned to coaching however was not included within the squad to face Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday at Vallecas, whereas Danish defender Andreas Christensen additionally missed out.

“On Saturday he’s back, don’t worry, he’s in perfect condition, Andreas will be back on Saturday too,” Xavi instructed a information convention Tuesday.

Barcelona have been badly hit by accidents in 2023 with midfielders Pedri and Frenkie de Jong out too, the pair making their return within the 1-Zero win over Atletico on Sunday.

Barcelona saved their 23rd clear sheet of the season within the victory, which left them 11 factors clear on the prime of the desk with eight video games remaining.

Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen made some spectacular saves and Xavi sang the German’s praises.

“He’s a perfectionist, I think that he’s worked hard,” mentioned Xavi.

“He knew that he had to improve and he has done, this year he’s at an extraordinary level. I think he’s the best goalkeeper in the world, and more so for the way he fits our game.”