The reason for Gavi and Dembélé's embrace in Barça's win against Sevilla
The duo have struck up a good relationship as Dembele has integrated more
The convincing victory over Sevilla (3-0) not only confirmed the upward progression of Xavi's project at Barcelona. It also left details of the good harmony that reigns in the Blaugrana dressing room. Not in vain, the coach has always stressed that the team is a family. And the images that were seen against Sevilla corroborated that statement, with Ousmane Dembélé's name standing out.
The French forward was the big absentee due to an injury that will keep him out for five weeks, but he was an indirect protagonist in the victory after Gavi ran to the touchline to dedicate the second goal to him.
But what has changed to make Dembele go from being almost an outsider in the Barca dressing room to almost one of the leaders? As revealed by the 'Tot Costa' program on 'Catalunya Radio', the France international has transformed his character to integrate and get involved in Xavi's project.
Dembélé has gained presence in the media. Proof of this is the exclusive interview he gave to SPORT at the beginning of the season. He is more effusive on the pitch. And most importantly, he has ostensibly improved his relationship with his teammates.
The winger has gone from relating solely and exclusively with his French compatriots, as he recently acknowledged, to find in Gavi and Pedri two teammates whose relationship has gone beyond the sporting field, as explained by the player from Los Palacios after the victory against Sevilla. The good understanding with the two young talents has helped Dembele to take a step forward, to the point that we are now faced with an almost unknown Dembélé.
His progress in Spanish has also helped. Dembélé can now communicate with all his teammates without any problems and has even dared to post a few things on his social networks.