France coach Didier Deschamps says Ousmane Dembele must improve his professionalism to make it at the top level.
Dembele was left out of Barca’s squad to face Real Betis this weekend after missing training with a ‘stomach bug’, failing to inform the club that he was feeling unwell, before training alone on Friday.
Quoted by ESPN, Didier Deschamps said: “Ousmane has been with us for a while. That’s his usual trick to be late, although in his defence I’m sure he’ll say: ‘I’m not the only one.’ Whether he’s at a big club like Barcelona, with the French national team or somewhere else, he has to pay attention to that. It’s part of the life and requirements of a professional footballer.
“He must improve to prevent it from becoming negative. These are situations that [have been] repeated. The sooner he understands that, the better for everyone.”