Jermaine Jenas blasted reported Chelsea target Ousmane Dembele for his dour contribution to the World Cup final.

Jenas battered the Barcelona forward whilst commentating on the pulsating fixture between Argentina and France for the BBC yesterday.

Dembele was dreadful, simple as that.

The 25-year-old will regrettably be remembered as one of the worst ever additions to the competition’s showpiece event.

Argentina v France: Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

He only lasted 41-minutes before being dragged off by Didier Deschamps, but it was more than enough time to deliver a damning display.

His lazy challenge on Angel Di Maria awarded Argentina a penalty mid-way through the first-half.

Di Maria then embarrassed his marker again with a simple swivel moments later.

Where the Juventus attacker was full of life, Dembele seemed down on his knees from the first whistle.

Almost every one of his passes went astray, he couldn’t keep possession, and offered nothing in the offensive phase.

“He’s having a nightmare. From his first touch in the game, it went out of play, gave the penalty away, can’t keep the ball,” remarked Jenas, following one particular sloppy piece of play.

Ousmane Dembele drowns in World Cup final

Dembele had to watch on from the bench for well over an hour, as the tie swung back and forth with incredible intensity.

Argentina v France: Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Argentina eventually clinched their third World Cup via a penalty shoot-out, with Lionel Messi finally immortalised on the grandest footballing stage.

Whilst Messi and co. rejoiced, Dembele sunk even further into his chair.

Meanwhile, Chelsea may have retracted their apparent interest in Barca’s maddening £135m wide-man.

Very few would want to snap up the Frenchman now following Sunday’s shambolic showing.

Especially not Todd Boehly, who cannot afford to add further problems to squad already facing its own issues.

Related Topics

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know