Ousmane Dembele and the French Wings Conquering Europe
Ousmane Dembele carrying a heavy load after completing his transfer to FC Barcelona on Monday (28/08/2017).
He did not just have to prove the price of 105 million euros (equivalent to Rp 1.67 trillion), but also fill the hole left by Neymar on the left side of the Barceloan.
To meet these demands, the French player has the historical capital of its compatriots.
Dembele is not the first French player to comb the wings of La Blaugrana, nicknamed the club. Previously, the club is headquartered in Camp Nou Stadium had time to have Ludovic Giuly and Thierry Henry.
Giuly, who was recruited in the summer of 2004, took a vital play on the right side of Barcelona. In total, he performed 120 games with 25 goals and 12 assists with La Blaugrana uniform.
He formed a frightening trident with Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto’o.
The peak is in 2007, when the three players deliver Barcelona won the first Champions League in 14 years.
Similar to Giuly, Henry also took an important role on the wing side of Barcelona. Henry was more eloquent with the position of the main striker, but was forced to move left due to Samuel Eto’o’s presence.
Owner number 14 in Barcelona was also time to give glory in Europe. He lifted “Big Ears” after Barcelona beat Manchester United in the 2009 edition final.
At that time, Henry coupled with Eto’o and Messi on the front lines of Barcelona.
Now, Barcelona still maintains the trident format.
Messi is irreplaceable on the right side, while Luis Suarez fills the main attacking post. Meanwhile, Dembele is projected to comb the left side like Henry.
Can Dembele repeat the effects of the French duo’s previous bravado by winning the Champions League?