Barcelona forward, Ousmane Dembele agrees that he still needs to do more at the club but he is ready to justify the faith shown in him by Lionel Messi and everyone else.
A lot was expected from the French player when he first arrived, however, he has struggled for form and fitness thus far.
Speaking recently, he revealed that he still believes he can deliver at the biggest of stages.
His words, “Messi is a great player. I watched him on television when I was younger but playing with him and seeing him in real life is even better.
“It’s an honour for him to tell me that I have talent, but I have to prove it on the pitch.”
“During the pre-season I was very well. Afterwards I got injured and I was out for a month. When I returned, I had some physical problems.
“Now I have to fight for my place because we have a great team and there is more competition than in past seasons. There are many very good forwards, with a lot of quality, and we’re motivated to be even better.
“Since my arrival at Barca three years ago I have improved in my preparation for games. I go to the gym and warm up properly.
“Barca are a great team, with great players and that makes you want to win to give everything.
“I want to show what I can do on the pitch.
“The whole team helps me, but I especially receive support from Clement [Lenglet] and Samuel [Umtiti].
“With [Antoine] Griezmann we have been friends for a long time and he gives me many tips. He’s a very good person and a good friend. He is doing very well with the rest of the group and didn’t need much time to adapt.”
“Dortmund will be a special match for me. I still have friends amongst my ex-team-mates.
“We will be rivals, but nothing changes. I left three years ago and I haven’t seen them since then.
“Emotionally, it will be a bit difficult, but I will be happy to see them and to play against them.
“They’re a team that attacks and doesn’t tend to play defensively. They always play as a team and give everything, wanting to win every game, because they’re a great side. They’ll come with a lot of intensity, but Camp Nou awaits them.”