Ronald Koeman and Matthijs de Ligt in a match of the dutch national team


Koeman defends De Ligt remembering his stage in Barça

Published:3/09/2019 - 12:02h

Updated:3/09/2019 - 12:02h

Matthijs de Ligt is surrounded by criticism in Italy for a complicated adaptation to Juventus, but Ronald Koeman defended him again. The national team coach remembered his stage in Barça to appease the youngster

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Matthijs Of Ligt was protagonist in the market of signings of the summer 2019, but his arrival to the Juventus has not been so calm as it expected. The Dutch chose to the 'vecchia signora' between several big to step forward in his career after shining in the Ajax, and in Turín has found a demanding football, a delicate adaptation and some criticisms that pursue him after committing some errors in his first parties.

Ronald Koeman has gone back to defend to the defender in the press conference of the Dutch selection, in which the performance of the footballer of Leiderdorp was on everyone's lips. The technician already asked calm after the rumours arisen in the pre-season and also after the suplencias of the young in the first official commitments of the course, but once again has had to heave the voice to express him his confidence.

And it is that the debut of the crack in the Series To neither served to turn off the fire, since after a 3-0 favourable to the piamonteses, the Napoli equalised the contention and finish losing by a so much of Kalidou Koulibaly in own in the discount. The ex player, in spite of everything, has been very clear: "What is all this excitement? Had a bad moment with Hirving Lozano and did not work as it had liked us, but all are too fast to want to do changes".

"I can show them the cuts of press of my debut in Barcelona, ​​that lost 2-0, and all wrote 'what have bought now?'", it has mentioned, recalcando that the doubts will not change his plans. The one of Zaandam premièred with defeat in the Barça and little by little knew to consolidate like reference in the retaguardia, until going in in the history of the club three years afterwards with the goal that served to conquer the first Glass of Europe of the Barcelona group.

"I want to give them confidence to my players and like this our situation will not change. Of Ligt will play like central right. It is clear that will need time to adapt to the Series To and this carries time", has explained, recalcando that there will be consequences in his alignment for the duel against Germany, corresponding to the phase of classification for the Eurocopa 2020.

Of Ligt generates debate in Italy

Until it attain revertir the tendency and shine again, Of Ligt has remained wrapped in a dangerous debate in Italy. The media reflexionan on his nerves and do not know if the problem is the jump to a big or a bad election of football, since the 'bianconeri' opt by a very distinct game to the that practises the Ajax and also the FC Barcelona, one of the big alternative when it had to choose his future.

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