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Barcelona attacker Dembele on form improvement: Fitness coaches made difference

Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele is delighted with his current form.

Dembele seems to have rediscovered his form in the last few games and he believes that his coaches at Barcelona have helped him improve both fitness-wise and tactically.

"Physically I think I have changed," Dembele said. "When I arrived here, I was very fragile.

"I was starting as a professional at Stade Rennais and Borussia Dortmund, I was very fragile, but I have come a long way and I found fitness coaches here and everything changed.

"I received advice, when to attack, when to be calm with the ball.

"I liked to move forward only when I had the ball, and they told me to wait and try to find a teammate and not dribble three or four rivals."

The French winger also hailed the work of Ronald Koeman since his coach's arrival at Barcelona back in summer.

"A lot of things have changed with [Koeman], especially regarding training and preparing for the matches," Dembele noted.

"Physically, we feel very good. The training is both about quality, and also high intensity.

"I think [Barcelona] are in top form. It's great that we are midway the season, we have objectives and we will do everything possible to win titles."

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