Ousmane Dembele Fined for arriving late into FC Barcelona Training

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Ousmane Dembele Fined for Reporting late into FC Barcelona Training. The French Forward has to pay a Fine for Turning up late to a training session. The 24-year-old’s leniency got him into a situation that he is going to remember till the day he is at the Club.

The La Liga giants are undergoing a period of Transformation. A new Era at FC Barcelona is going to begin after the club sacked Ronald Koeman. The Catalan side hired Club legend and former Midfielder Xavi as the new Head Coach. The Club needs a Fresh approach to revive their ongoing season.

The new Head Coach at Camp Nou has played with some big names. The Spaniard won 27 Trophies during his time at FC Barcelona as a player. He had a successful stint with his National team as well after making his debut for Spain in 2000. Xavi won back to back European Championships with Spain in 2008 and 2012. He also won the FIFA World Cup in 2010 under the Captaincy of Andres Iniesta.

One of the important principles to be a great Professional is having Discipline. Something that Xavi followed well during his time as a player. After the confirmation of former midfielder Xavi as Ronald Koeman’s successor, FC Barcelona have set 10 rules for the Players to follow.

Xavi’s 10 Rules at FC Barcelona

  • Player must be 90 minutes early to practice.
  • Staff must be 2 hours early to practice.
  • Players must eat at Training Ground.
  • Players will get fined for Breaking rules.
  • Fines will double for repeat offenses.
  • Curfew 48 hours prior a Matchday.
  • Meritocracy.
  • Travel and Off-field habits will be Monitored.
  • Players prohibited from Dangerous activities.
  • Players must maintain a good image.

However, Dembele arrived three minutes late for Friday’s morning session. Therefore, the Frenchman has been Punished with a Fine, days after Xavi introduced the rules. Ousmane Dembele will become a Free agent at the end of the season with no agreement between the Player and the club for a Contract Extension. But, Xavi is hopeful that an agreement can be reached for the 24-year-old to remain at FC Barcelona.

Ousmane Dembele has only played 25 minutes of football for FC Barcelona this season due to injury. He came off the bench against Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League. Meanwhile, the Former Borussia Dortmund Man has attracted interest from several Premier League Clubs. Only time will tell what is going to come next for Ousmane Dembele and the 5-time UEFA Champions League Winners.

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