​Ousmane Dembele claims he is ready to face off against former side Borussia Dortmund this Wednesday in a crucial Champions League clash at Camp Nou.


The Frenchman played for Dortmund during the 2016/17 campaign before sealing his blockbuster move to Barcelona, and he is excited to take to the pitch against his former teammates.

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Barcelona host the Bundesliga side knowing a win would secure top spot in Group F but will be wary of Dortmund given the difficulties they faced in the reverse fixture which ended 0-0.


But for ​Dembele it is a much more emotional encounter, as this is the first time he will play the German side since he left over two years ago - having missed the previous encounter through injury.


In an interview with ​Barc​elona's official website, the 22-year-old admitted it would be a special game for him: "Dortmund will be a special match for me. I still have friends amongst my ex-team-mates. We will be rivals, but nothing changes.


"I left three years ago and I haven't seen them since then. Emotionally, it will be a bit difficult, but I will be happy to see them and to play against them."

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While it will be a difficult evening for the winger, he acknowledges that the result is the most important thing and is fully aware of the threats that Dortmund pose.


"Against Dortmund, we have to win to secure qualification as quickly as possible," he continued. "It's the most important game in this part of the season. With the support of our fans, we hope to get the three points to be able to go to Inter with peace of mind.


"They're a team that attacks and doesn't tend to play defensively. They always play as a team and give everything, wanting to win every game, because they're a great side. They'll come with a lot of intensity, but Camp Nou awaits them!"


Dembele also took time to hail the importance of home advantage for Barcelona - despite their unimpressive 0-0 draw with Slavia Praha in their last European outing.

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He added: "It's very difficult to win at the Camp Nou because ​Barca have top-level players, great supporters and it's a club with a lot of history. We have the support of our people and we always try to give everything to win our games at home."