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Barcelona coach Valverde insists players did not deliberately snub Dembele

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde insists there's no problem between the squad and Ousmane Dembele.

Dembele struck in yesterday's 3-2 win at Rayo Vallecano, though it was noticeable none of his teammates congratulated the Frenchman upon his goal.

Asked about the attacker's situation, Valverde said: "Was Dembélé congratulated by anyone? We were happy.

"But our idea is that a draw was not good. We always want to win. And the goal of Dembélé served to return to equality.

"We are delighted with his purpose and that of everyone else."

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