It's the hardest thing for a player – Valverde sympathises with crocked Dembele

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes Ousmane Dembele is going through "the hardest thing" for a footballer after being ruled out for up to four months with a hamstring injury.

The young winger, who only joined Barca last month in a club-record deal, suffered the serious tear in Saturday's 2-1 triumph over Getafe to leave him on the sidelines for the foreseeable future.

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