FC Barcelona’s young star Ousmane Dembele has been criticised by a former teammate for the ‘ridiculous’ way he departed Borussia Dortmund.
The French forward joined the Catalan giants at the start of the season, although he did not leave peacefully as he would have hoped.
Dembele skipped a training, which led to Dortmund suspending him before he eventually sealed a move elsewhere, which didn’t well with goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller.
“That’s not the way to leave a club,”Weidenfeller told ESPN of Dembele’s departure.
“It caused an unbelievable unrest and nobody could calm down.
“This is a team sport – football is not tennis. He did not even take his boots [before leaving] – it’s ridiculous. Before, I could not imagine that there is such a thing.
“Dembele was given the opportunity to make a name for himself at Dortmund at the age of 19. Here, he developed into a player that Barcelona wanted to buy.
“But instead of being grateful, he left the club, staying at home, striking and letting his team-mates down. That’s just bad style – no manners.”