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Barcelona coach Valverde: Dembele must toughen up

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admits he wants more from Ousmane Dembele.

Valverde started Dembele for their 0-0 draw with Champions League opponents Slavia Prague.

Yesterday, the coach insisted that "he does amazing things and we want him to do them all the time."

He continued: "He has to toughen up when he receives the ball, especially when he receives it with his back to the opponent.

"We have a great player (in Dembele), he gives us a lot and we hope for more."

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