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Dembele thrilled with Zidane praise

first_imgCeltic Zidane praise gives me an incentive to improve – Celtic ace Dembele Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 19:59 11/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Moussa Dembele Getty Images Celtic Zinédine Zidane PSG v Celtic APOEL v Real Madrid Real Madrid PSG APOEL UEFA Champions League After being compared to Ronaldo, Thierry Henry and Raul by the World Cup winner, the 21-year-old is determined to reach his potential Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has revealed that praise from Zinedine Zidane has spurred him on to fulfil his potential.The France Under-21 international returns to his hometown on Wednesday as the Scottish champions meet Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, with the 21-year-old striker one of their star attractions.Dembele 13/5 to score v PSG Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Dembele has been watched by many of Europe’s biggest clubs and was the subject of praise from Real Madrid boss and France legend Zidane.“I have played with the greatest strikers, Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Raul, and you knew on the biggest occasions they would win you games – and Dembele is already showing that,” ‘Zizou’ said of his compatriot. “I do understand now that the biggest clubs in Europe are being linked with him and that will be his destination eventually – but my advice now is ignore it all.”HD Moussa Dembele CelticThose words have delighted the hitman, whose value has been placed at around the €20 million mark.“It means a lot to me when a legend – because Zidane is a legend – praises and makes positive comments about me,” Dembele told UEFA’s official website. “It’s good. I was pleased but at first I was shocked to hear that. The fact that my work is not something that goes unnoticed, and the fact that a legend like Zidane speaks like that of me, my football ability and especially my future, gives you an incentive to wake up in the morning and do a better job than others, and get where I want to be.”Dembele missed PSG’s 5-0 win at Celtic Park in September due to a hamstring injury but has scored six times in 13 outings for the Hoops this season, despite starting only a handful of those fixtures.last_img read more