DE JONG TALKED ABOUT NAPOLI
De Jong, about Napoli: "The preseason games should not be taken as a reference"
Published:23/02/2020 - 23:09h
Updated:23/02/2020 - 23:09h
Frenkie de Jong praised Naples in an UEFA interview and made it clear that the match will have nothing to do with those who played both sets in preseason. The Dutchman also admitted that he could not be happier in Barcelona
Frenkie Of Jong will be to title this Tuesday in Saint Paolo to confront to the Naples in the gone of the eighth of final of the Champions League. The Dutch rested against the Eibar and only played half hour in the second part. Quique Setién knows of the importance that has the midfield player in the diagram of the Barça and wants to have it to 100% for the League of Champions. The Dutch spoke for the UEFA on this eliminatory in front of the Italians.
The ex of the Ajax ensured that win to the napolitanos will be a mission complicated. Besides, it left clear that the meeting will not have at all that see with the ones of summer, when the culés imposed in two occasions in turns it by United States. "Never I have played in Saint Paolo. The Naples is a big full team of quality. We play against them in the pre-season, but always are different these parties and can not take them of a lot of reference", affirmed.
The mediocentro stood out the good paper that made in the phase of groups of the Champions the ones of by then Carlo Ancelotti. The Italians even won to the Liverpool in Saint Paolo and were struggling by the first square of the group to the end. "The Naples is doing a good Champions. Against the Liverpool for example did a big split when they won in his stadium", signalled.
The international 'orange', that already experienced in his meats the past season the complicated that it is to play an eliminatory European, left clear that, on the contrary that in the phase of groups, no longer voucher fail. "In the phase of groups have six parties and if you lose any or have a bad day have margin of correction. In the eliminatory direct there is more tension, very little difference of quality and is much more thrilling for the viewers", commented.
Of Jong, happy in Barcelona and with win of Champions
Besides, Of Jong recognised the happy that is in the FC Barcelona and said that it thinks that so much he like the team have still margin of improvement. "I seat me as home so much in the Barça as in the city. I play quite a lot of minutes and am happy, but consider that I still can improve. Have a lot of quality in the team. We look forward to to reach the best game in this final stretch of season", explained.
Finally, the mediocampista admitted that it always dreamed with playing in the Barça and that feels that this can be the year of the culés in Europe. "The Barça is an incredible club and always had wanted to play here. Always you seat that you can win the Champions with the Barça", concluded the '21', that will be fundamental so that the Barcelona take out a good result of Naples.