Dembele: I need to be a key participant at this World Cup


France v Australia: Group D - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
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The Frenchman spoke after the win towards Australia

Ousmane Dembele says he needs to be a key participant at World Cup 2022 after serving to France kick off their marketing campaign with a 4-1 win over Australia on Wednesday.

Les Blues got here from behind to see off the Socceroos, with Dembele teeing up Kylian Mbappe in the course of the sport.

Dembele spoke to reporters after the match at a press convention about how he’s matured and is able to make a giant contribution to the France crew.

“I had some difficult years. When you compare the match from 2018 and Tuesday’s match, there are lots of changes,” he stated.

“I am coming into the tournament off the back of a year-and-a-half without an injury. I have aged, and become more mature both in my game and off the pitch. I am ambitious. I want to start matches. I want to be a key player at this World Cup. I want to score and to create goals.”

The Barcelona ahead additionally spoke about his efficiency towards Australia and what coach Didier Deschamps has informed him.

“The coach spoke to me a bit more about my defensive positioning. I felt good. For a while now I have been more confident. I try to bring things to the team,” he stated.

“There were some balls that I could have done more with. We were surprised that they pressed us so high. We thought they would have a lower block. On the wings, we were often 1-v-1.”

Dembele is prone to begin once more subsequent day trip for France. Deschamps’s crew tackle Denmark subsequent after which end off the group stage with a tie towards Tunisia.

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