Gerard Pique is one of the most influential people in the Barcelona dressing room. He is one of the most authoratitive voices in the squad, despite not being a captain - something which could change soon now Javier Mascherano is gone.
Ousmane Dembele is a very young player, 20, with a lot of potential - that Barca paid up to 145 million euros to unlock. Sheepish, introverted, he doesn't speak Spanish, and has suffered with a serious injury. That's why in recent weeks Gerard Pique has come closer to the Frenchman, according to L'Equipe, to help him with his integration and in the tough moments after his injury and relapse.
The pressure created by the fans and media has added to the anxiety Dembele has. Pique knows he can be key to help Ousmane keep moving forward and delivering, how he did on Saturday at La Rosaleda.