When will Ousmane Dembélé's first goal in Paris? After 12 matches and nearly 800 minutes in Rouge et Bleu, the 26-year-old French international has yet to find the net. Two assists to his credit. That's not much for a player of this caliber... Very little. And this even if Luis Enrique is not at all worried. “In love” with Norman’s game, the Spanish coach has no doubt: it will come. This chronic inefficiency has in any case not escaped Kylian Mbappé, great friend of Ousmane Dembélé, “a brother” as he himself said when signing the person concerned.
If he has not spoken to journalists since a press conference with the Blues in mid-June, before a… turbulent summer, a sidelining and his reintegration, the captain of the France team has responded to Le Parisien this Tuesday, the day after the 2023 Ballon d'Or award ceremony, with Leo Messi as winner and the vice-world champion third. An interview conducted to discuss his commitment to the Oakley brand and its IBKM association with the OneSight foundation. An organization which has, since 2022, “tested the vision of 1,000 children from disadvantaged backgrounds for free before equipping them with corrective glasses and sunglasses”, as our colleagues explain. “Making children aware of vision care allows them to be in a better position to do what they want in life, to remove, if necessary, an obstacle in their journey,” summarizes Mbappé. part of his “pleasure of being here, of seeing the children, of feeling their gratitude. But today, it is to help, to give of myself and my time that I am here. I really do it with the greatest sincerity and in the greatest good humor.”
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A good mood that he always had when answering the Parisian's last question, which was to know to which personality he would give a pair of glasses “to better see the reality that escapes him”. Which made “KM” burst out laughing: “Who could I give glasses to? Oh well, I could give some to Ousmane Dembélé, it would help him score (he laughs again). With questions like that, the best thing is to shoot your friends (laughs).” Taken to the fifteenth degree, obviously, the two men adore each other. The message still got through. Next opportunity to find the net for “Dembouz” in Rouge et Bleu? It will be against Montpellier on Friday (9 p.m.), at the Parc des Princes, during the 11th day of L1.