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Van der Vaart's surprising 'crack' against De Jong: "He plays like a postman"

Published:22/02/2024 - 17:21h

Updated:22/02/2024 - 17:21h

Rafael van der Vaart has not 'bitten' his tongue with the performance of FC Barcelona, and especially his compatriot Frenkie de Jong, in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Naples

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The FC Barcelona left of Naples with a bitter flavour ofmouth . The tie (1-1) in the gone of the eighth of final of the Champions League knew to little, because the team had offered arguments to win and direct the eliminatory in front of a rival in full 'shock' by the change of trainer and that only shot to door once. The one of the goal of Victor Osimhen. The feelings are agridulces and have carried a few criticisms by the way.

Rafael go der Vaart has been one of which has not had objection to the hour of 'condemn' the game of the ones of Xavi Hernández. The ex of the Real Madrid or Tottenham spoke in the Dutch television and criticised two key appearances: the corners in short, of which the Barça abused in the party in Diego Armando Maradona, and the performance of his compatriot, Frenkie of Jong.

The hard criticism of Go der Vaart

To the exfutbolista did not convince him the performance of the midfield player of 26 years in Naples. Xavi had positioned him in the base of the played, 'hover' of Andreas Christensen, so that it dominated in the room of machines, but in the opinion of Go der Vaart was not hit in his decisions because it took more than the account in moving to in front the balloon.

For the Dutch, Frenkie "plays to the football like a postman". Questioned in this regard, Go der Vaart justified that the footballer culé "takes too much in happening the balloon to forward, in place of this follows running and carrying it to his mate. Once that you move you away of your opponent, have to keep the balloon in movement, happen the balloon".

The Barça, white of criticisms

The criticism did not go only to his compatriot, because it also has spoken of the tendency of the Barça to serve the corners in short, something that frustrates him. For him, desaprovechan the 'opportunity' because they move the balloon of a side to another without concretising at all: "The short corners are my greater frustration in the current football. It looks this, (referring to one of the actions) plays him in short to Lamine Yamal, to Frenkie, Pedri to the another side and afterwards cross it from the another side and does not arrive to any part. It bothers me until the death".

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