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Barcelona coach Xavi praises Dembele after Espanyol performance

Barcelona coach Xavi was happy with Ousmane Dembele's performance for their draw at Espanyol on Sunday.

While disappointed with the result, Xavi was pleased with Dembele.

Xavi said, "He helped us a lot, he made a good entry, fast, vertical, good in one-on-one... That's what we ask of him.

"He is a player like the others committed to the cause, to achieve our objectives this season."

Xavi has made it clear he will continue selecting Dembele, despite his contract stand-off with management.

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