Barcelona vs Atletico: We won’t shoot ourselves in the foot with Dembele – Xavi

Barcelona supervisor, Xavi Hernandez, has admitted the membership can not afford to shoot themselves within the foot after failing to dump Ousmane Dembele within the January switch window.

Xavi has now restored the France ahead to his squad for Sunday’s LaLiga fixture in opposition to Atletico Madrid.

Dembele’s contract expires in the summertime and he was not referred to as up for Barca’s final two fixtures, after being advised to both signal a brand new deal or discover a new membership.

“We didn’t discover a resolution with Ousmane, so the circumstances have now modified,” the Barca coach mentioned in a information convention on Saturday.

“We’ve got spoken with the president [Joan Laporta] and made the choice [to reintegrate Dembele].

“He has a contract, he’s a part of the squad and we aren’t going to shoot ourselves within the foot by not utilizing him.” ESPN

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