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Frenkie de Jong, one of the important figures of the FC Barcelona in recent seasons, he is experiencing a gray moment in the Camp Nou and this is because he is being criticized by the team’s supporters and the press for his poor performance on the pitch. However, the same player has not paid much attention to him to seek to continue performing in the coach’s scheme Xavi Hernandez and yesterday’s game marked the goal that gave the victory to the azulgranas.
However, the former Barcelona player Ronald de Boer and a good connoisseur of de Jong’s game, gave his point of view on the Dutchman’s situation in an interview in El País and in it he reiterated that Frenkie de Jong is one of the best in his position, but Sergio Busquets conditions it.
“Frenkie de Jong is still a great player for Barcelona. But right now, when I see him move around on the pitch, I get the impression that he does it very shyly. He doesn’t show the energy he normally has. It seems a bit lost. he doesn’t look happy“, added the Dutchman to El País.
De Boer is the current youth coach of the Ajax and his career in amsterdam It has helped him to get to know the 24-year-old midfielder very well. In addition, he has an enormous knowledge of the Dutch philosophy and does not hide his concern when his players, whom he has trained, suffer on the pitch.
“The continuous change of coaches could affect him. In addition to the fact that Busquets continues to be a starter in midfield it can condition your gameRonald de Boer continued.
Despite the criticism he has received, Frenkie de Jong returned to the starting eleven Xavi Hernandez and he was the Most Valuable after scoring the only goal that gave FC Barcelona the victory and thus pocketing some important three points.
“Busquets is an incredible player but he needs a lot of protection. If you have to cover a lot of ground, you are in trouble. This conditions the entire team and also De Jong. I’d put it at six. He is the future. Busquets is finishing his career“, commented the Dutch.
Frenkie, has been the fixed partner of Sergio Busquets in the midfield and next to them two I also found Pedri. However, during this season, the irruption of other players from the quarry has appeared who are crying out for ownership of these positions.
“I am a lover of Busquets. But he has his years and sometimes the clubs and the coaches cling for too long to footballers who must step aside. The future is De Jong, Gavi, Pedri, Nico. With those they have an incredible midfield“, concluded the coach of the Ajax youth teams.
There is still a long way to go and the Blaugrana team is still looking for their game and the necessary stability to achieve victories. That is why both de Jong and Busquets and company; They will continue to work hard to bring that winning feeling back to the club.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.