Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has praised Ousmane Dembele after the winger scored the winning goal in the Spanish Super Cup fixture with Sevilla.
The 21-year-old endured a difficult first campaign at the La Liga champions, but Valverde has acknowledged that the player possesses "great qualities".
Valverde told the club's official website: "We need a bit of shooting practice, but we are happy because in spite of everything, we have beaten a great rival.
"We fell behind and that cost us, but we got better as the game went on. He is a player with great qualities and today has left us with something to be happy about in a difficult match."
Barcelona begin their league campaign with a home fixture against Alaves on August 18.