He recently revealed that the Frenchman’s future at Barcelona is up to the club and the player, so he would not be drawn on speculations.
According to him, he simply felt Pedri and Trincao could contribute more defensively in the game than Dembele, so they got the nod ahead of the ex BvB player.
He added that he is very proud of the scoreline vs Celta Vigo because it is as a result of the team’s intense hard work.
His words, “I think Pedri and Trincao can contribute more defensively than Dembele can, that’s why they played.”
“We showed a lot of discipline. At the break, we talked about the 4-4-1 system and the players have done a great job.
“I’m very proud of this team today, we have worked very well, with one player less.”