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I’m left-footed but shoot better with my right –Dembele



Ousmane Dembele has long been regarded as a special talent , and his frightening potential once again came to the fore on Sunday evening , Daily Mail reports .The 21 – year – old forward scored a sensational winner from range to help Barcelona to a 2 – 1 Spanish Super Cup win over Sevilla .

It gave the Nou Camp side their first silverware of the season , but it also ended a long -running debate as to whether Dembele is left or right footed .

Seemingly comfortable using either side , some supporters had questioned whether Dembele had a preference for his right or left .

However , after the goal, eagle – eyed fans on social media , quickly pointed out a video from 2016 which shows the player himself clearing up the confusion .

Speaking while at Rennes , Dembele revealed that while he prefers to use his left foot in open play , he regards his right foot as more potent when shooting .

“ I ’ m left – footed, ” he replied when asked about his favoured foot .

But with the interviewer well aware of his preference to take penalties with his right , Dembele was pressed further on the issue.

“(I take penalties like that because ) I shoot better with my right, ” he added .

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde was full of praise for the youngster after his wonder – goal against Sevilla .

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The Spanish champions had to come from behind after Pablo Sarabia scored just nine minutes in , but managed to level the game before half -time when Gerard Pique fired a rebound off a Lionel Messi free -kick .

But it was Dembele ’ s stunner into the top corner in the 78 th minute which gave Barcelona the hard -fought 2 – 1 victory and left Valverde happy with his team ’ s performance .
“ He ( Dembele ) is a player with great qualities and today has left us with something to be happy about in a difficult match , ” Valverde said .

A big – money signing from Borussia Dortmund last year, the forward ’ s future at the Nou Camp has already been called into question this summer .

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