Ousmane Dembele could shift positions under Lucho at PSG

Ousmane Dembele could shift positions under Lucho at PSG

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PSG have not had a good start to the season. Just twelve points out of a possible 21 and a heavy defeat in the Champions League at the hands of Newcastle. That is why Luis Enrique is still thinking about how to improve not only the performance of the team as a whole, but also how to get his most important stars to shine again.

The most striking case is that of Ousmane Dembélé. The French winger arrived in Paris to make the departures of Messi and Neymar a thing of the past and was tipped to be a world-class star, but the truth is that has remained just an idea. On the pitch, Ousmane's performances are far from what is expected of him in terms of quality and, above all, the 50 million euros that PSG paid Barça for his transfer.

No goals and only one assist so far this season is the French winger's tally, terrible numbers that have attracted attention in France. Luis Enrique is still 'in love' with him and for the Asturian he is a very important player. However, the coach knows that he needs to develop him much more. Until now, he has always played on the right flank and opened up the field. But we will see what happens in the next matches.

Le Parisien has been reporting for days now that Luis Enrique is considering abandoning the more pure 4-3-3 and 4-2-4 and is thinking about a new formation in which he can strengthen the Mbappé-Dembélé connection. In the end, it would be to strengthen the two most special players he has in the squad. That's why Lucho is thinking of trying out a system with the former Barça player as a playmaker.

It's a position that is not entirely unfamiliar to Dembélé. Always used to playing on one of the two wings, taking advantage of his ambidextrous condition, at Rennes we could see him playing more centrally and attacking the opposition from more central positions. It is an option that Luis Enrique is looking at so that Dembélé is more connected to the game and, above all, can be much more decisive in the opposition box.

We'll see what happens, but what is clear is that PSG need a facelift and to find a system and players who can start to perform immediately. The Parisians are not used to losing. And even less so in the French league.

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