GRIEZMANN, DE JONG, FIRPO AND NETO
This is how Valverde values the four signings of last summer
Published:24/12/2019 - 13:51h
Updated:24/12/2019 - 13:51h
Ernesto Valverde has granted an interview to the official media of FC Barcelona on Tuesday and has valued the signings of Griezmann, De Jong, Junior Firpo and Neto
After winning LaLiga Santander by second consecutive year, fall in the final of the Glass of Rey and live a historical humiliation in the semifinals of the Champions League, the FC Barcelona reinforced in summer with four signings: Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie of Jong, Junior Firpo and Net. In an interview for the official means of the club, Ernesto Valverde valued his evolutions.
The first that valued was Griezmann, that arrived pertinent of the Athletic of Madrid in return of the 120 million euros of his clause. The technician culé described it like a "player contrasted and that every time is integrating better", given the good received that has had in the changing room. Besides, It is beginning to feel more comfortable in his new position of left extreme.
Valverde Wanted to stand out especially the versatility of the French. "It is a player that gives us a lot of things. It is not only the capacity to do goals. Has ease to connect and relate with the goal and give assistances, also the capacity of work that has, that knows to joint with the half of the field, that knows that it has to help to the side, and in this sense is doing a big work", commented.
On Of Jong, ensured that it is a 'todoterreno' for the centre of the field. "It does that the team joint a lot and has capacity of organisation. To the hour to receive the game takes it out easy to the another side or can save the high pressure with a driving. Still it can us give things to the hour to play faster or have more participation in the last metres because has capacity to give passes and have relation with the goal", affirmed.
Also it pronounced about the situation of Net and Junior Firpo, both with many less opportunities that the others two signings veraniegos. About the Hispanic side-dominican, the Txingurri considered that "it has done it well" like substitute by the injury of Jordi Alba. Regarding the Brazilian, no descartó that it was the headline in the Supercopa of Spain. "We do not go to advance at all but is a possibility", ensured.
The weight of the signings
Curiously, Frenkie of Jong and Antoine Griezmann are two of the footballers that more minutes accumulate in the present season. The mediocentro Dutch has turned into a key piece of the medullary, whereas the French has had free road by the continuous injuries of Ousmane Dembélé, that was his direct competition in the place of left extreme.