Luis Suarez praises the transformation of Barça's Ousmane Dembele

The Uruguayan clarified comments made earlier in the season about the Frenchman

Luis Suárez y Ousmane Dembélé celebran un gol del Barça frente al Celta en LaLiga 2018/19
Luis Suárez y Ousmane Dembélé celebran un gol del Barça frente al Celta en LaLiga 2018/19 | JAVI FERRÁNDIZ

Luis Suarez has changed his opinion on the attitude of his teammate Ousmane Dembele, in a positive way. The Uruguayan striker explained why in an interview with RMC Sport 1.

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In November, ahead of France's friendly against Uruguay, Suarez spoke about Dembele's discipline problems at Barcelona. "Ousmane knows that footballers are privileged. Maybe he has to concentrate on himself and be a little more responsible in some aspects." 

Suarez wasn't the only one to give Dembele a nudge at the time. But a change has come about since and he will be one of the protagonists when Barça face Lyon on Tuesday. 

And his teammates, at least Suarez, have praised his attitude change: "He is young, he knows what it means to be at Barça. Ousmane will learn the role that he has to take on at the club. Things can be misinterpreted. I said that he had to learn. I also learned from older players and the youngsters here (at Barça) do the same." 

In defence of Ousmane, Suarez added: "I think changing club can be tough, in all senses. You're changing teams, cities, languages... you need time to adapt. But as a teammate and with the group he's integrated from day one. He understands Spanish. He gets on well with the group." 

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