FC Barcelona winger Ousmanne Dembele on club-record goal scorer Lionel Messi
Posted: 2 March 2018 Time: 20:00
FC Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele has endured a difficult start to life at the Camp Nou but the France international is ready to make the most of his opportunity to line-up alongside club-legend Lionel Messi.
Dembele, 20, joined the Blaugrana in the off-season for a then club-record fee that could rise up to £136m (R2.25b) from Borussia Dortmund, to fill the void of Neymar's world-record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
However, hamstring injuries have restricted the tricky winger to just 275 minutes of football in the Spanish top-flight. But this hasn't deterred his motivation to succeed alongside his new friend Luis Suarez and five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi.
"Me and Luis have hit it off well together. We both like joking about," Dembele told French magazine Onze Mondial. "I've fought hard to get where I am.
"I always knew I was going to play with Messi one day."
Dembele has registered two assists in as many starts for Barca since arriving in Spain in August.