Barcelona forward, Ousmane Dembele, has admitted he wasted five years of his life as he dealt with countless injury setbacks.
In an interview with RMC, Dembele opened up on his struggles to maintain fitness.
“From 2017 to 2021 I wasted my time enormously.
“I have lost five years of my life. I had to work to be able to play, to be healthy and to be able to perform little by little.
“I’ve had a lot of hamstring injuries. The trainers insisted to me that if I didn’t work more, I was going to relapse. With Koeman I started to improve and with Xavi it has gone better.
“When I came to Barca I was younger, of course I went out, but not as much as people say or as people imagine,” Dembele said.
Dembele joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund for a €105million fee in 2017.