The former coach of the Blues criticized the two French FC Barcelona and does not believe in a coming from Messi to Paris.
Holders in the France team during this rally in March, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé are not indisputable holders at FC Barcelona. The former is often criticized for his performance even if he is very often in Ronald Koeman’s starting XI, while the latter suffers from competition from young players emerging within the club, but especially from the many injuries he has known these last seasons having slowed down in his career.
Barça pulls a striker out of his hat
In good health this season, Ousmane Dembélé is gradually regaining his best level and was rewarded with his return to the France team. In an interview with Cadena Ser, Raymond Domenech explained his attachment to FC Barcelona and mentioned Ousmane Dembélé. The former Blues coach expects more from the winger who passed through Stade Rennais but does not think Barça has any interest in selling him immediately.
“Barça are my team. My father is Catalan, he was born near Tarragona. I have family in Rubi. I feel Catalan and I go there whenever I can. I saw my first match. at Camp Nou when I was 8 years old. (…) Ousmane Dembélé does not think like the stars. He thinks of playing, not of statistics and goals. He does not have the same mentality as Messi or Cristiano, who want to win and score. He has exceptional quality but he doesn’t have that mentality“, explained Raymond Domenech.
Domenech doesn’t see Messi at PSG
“It’s a surprise to see him as a forward attacker. In France and Germany he only played on the wings. To see him like this in a team that always play in the opposite field is a surprise, but positive. I wouldn’t sell him because he can become a great player. He has all the qualities for. He is very fast, he uses both feet. He can do everything. On the other hand, if he gets injured again, then he will be time to sell it“, added the former coach of the Blues.
Cruyff: “Koeman did good things for Barcelona under difficult circumstances”
On the other hand, Raymond Domenech was not so tender with Antoine Griezmann. The former coach of the Blues is disappointed with the performance of the French striker: “Antoine Griezmann? I don’t see the footballer I know when he plays for Barça. Same thing with the France team. When he signed for Barça, something happened. He doesn’t play the same way. He is no longer the combative player he was at Atlético “.
The consultant of La Chaîne L’Equipe gave his point of view on a possible arrival of Lionel Messi at PSG next season, but he does not believe it for financial reasons: “I don’t think Lionel Messi will play at PSG, I think a Neymar return is more likely. But this is an opinion, not information. It would be very expensive and I believe that with financial fair play it is difficult for Messi to play in Paris “.