Alba: Barcelona squad happy with Dembele

Ousmane Dembele can get better but Jordi Alba and his Barcelona team-mates are happy with the forward.

Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele has endured disciplinary issues this season.   -  Getty Images

Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba insisted the team was happy with Ousmane Dembele, who has endured disciplinary issues this season.

Dembele, 21, showcased his talent with a stunning individual goal against Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday and Alba and his team-mates seemingly have no problem with the France international.

However, the Spaniard says Dembele could still improve.

"He is an important player for us," he said on Thursday.

"He's young, but in the dressing room we've never had any issues. At the end of the day he is playing well. Things can improve off the pitch but we are happy with him."

In 20 games for Barca this season, Dembele has contributed nine goals and five assists. The LaLiga leader visits Levante on Sunday.

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