Ousmane Dembele believes Lionel Messi makes football ‘easier’

The French youngster is certainly having a great season so far with his forward partner Lionel Messi. And, Ousmane Dembele believes that the Argentine star makes football looks quite easy. The Barcelona duo is proving them as a great asset for the Catalan side as they have already scored 43 goals together so far this season.

Right after Neymar took his transfer to the French side Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, a gap created in the forward segment of the Spanish side. But, it seems that the youngster already filled the vacuum as he is having a great bond with the Argentine legend. The French star also looks quite happy in the club under the captaincy of Lionel Messi.

Where Neymar opted for his transfer to break away from the shadow of Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele seems quite enjoying it. The club is also having a great form as they are occupying the top spot of the domestic league table and is now ready to face Lyon in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 match next Tuesday.

While talking about his experience playing alongside Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele said, “It’s great, he makes football easier.” The French football star then further added “I give him the ball and he does incredible things. When he’s on the pitch it’s easier for a forward, because the rivals focus mainly on him.”

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Dembele also talked about their upcoming match against Lyon and said, “They’re a team with very good players and it’s very difficult to win there.” He added, “They demonstrated this season – winning against City and PSG – that we will have to be very attentive and not think that the game will be easy.” The star further said, “Fekir – suspended for the first leg – is their best player, but there are other players who have great qualities, and we’ll have to watch everyone.”

He said “I look closely at their Ligue 1 matches, and I play alongside some of their players in the French national team like Fekir, [Ferland] Mendy or Moussa Dembele. They are dangerous all over the pitch.” The French forward then added “We have to be focused on our goals. We want to win titles, win the Champions League and also the league, of course!”

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