Barcelona fans anguish a finish of a club’s ‘MSN’ strike force are now anticipating for good things from a ‘MSD’ following Ousmane DembÃ©lÃ©’s pierce from Borussia Dortmund.
Together, Lionel Messi, Luis SuÃ¡rez and Neymar anxious football fans around a creation while ruinous goalscoring records, though their power of apprehension drew to a tighten this summer when Neymar over for Paris Saint-Germain.
Already a large strike in France interjection to his jaw-dropping tricks and eye for goal, a Brazil brazen was always going to be formidable to replace, nonetheless BarÃ§a trust their new-look front 3 can strike fear into defences opposite Europe.
“He’s a actor who guarantees an aggressive threat, that is something we’d mislaid and badly needed,” pronounced manager Ernesto Valverde, carrying sealed a 20-year-old French general for a bar record fee. “He can play on possibly wing or by a middle; he gets brazen a lot and has conspicuous technique. We design a lot, and we’re really vehement about him.”
So what accurately can DembÃ©lÃ© move to a five-time European champions?
BarÃ§a’s latest attainment is positively a tighten fit to Neymar interjection to his startling dribbling skills and electric pace, that means SuÃ¡rez and Messi will still advantage from carrying a strike partner who can run defences husky and open adult space around him.
Although 5 years younger than Neymar and significantly reduction experienced, DembÃ©lÃ© has a same gallantry when he takes on opponents and an ability to interrupt any defensive system. Indeed, his compatriot MikaÃ«l Silvestre has likened him to former Manchester United team-mates Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney during their early years during Old Trafford.
Left feet or right? Both
One of a Frenchman’s many conspicuous attributes is his sharpened bravery with both feet. He boasts a left feet equally as dangerous as his right, and even he can't scrupulously answer that he prefers: in an talk while during Rennes, he avowed to being improved with his left, even as he was reminded that he takes penalties with his right.
Neymar would mostly unhitch defenders by swapping wings via games, though he was always some-more gentle pulling a trigger with his right foot. DemebÃ©lÃ©’s versatile sharpened ability ought to meant that SuÃ¡rez and Messi can be even some-more stretchable with a passes they give him, and they can design discerning use themselves when a Frenchman is on a ball.
Fewer goals … for now
In further to a consistent party they provided, Messi, SuÃ¡rez and Neymar were ruthlessly fit in front of goal. They amassed a afterwards record 122 strikes in all competitions during their initial debate together in 2014/15, banishment BarÃ§a to a three-way before holding their total to 131 a following deteriorate and upping a assists count from 66 to 79.
When Neymar left, a contingent had netted a total 364 goals in their 3 years together on a pitch, with a Brazilian obliged for scoring 90 of them.
Matching those total competence seem intimidating for DembÃ©lÃ©, who struck 12 goals during his singular deteriorate as a veteran with Rennes and 10 for Dortmund final term. The youngster might good need a integrate of years before competing with a eye-watering tallies of his associate forwards â€“ though he could frequency ask for dual improved finishers to assistance him get adult to scratch.