Matthijs de Ligt, during a match


"De Ligt will be the best central back in the world"

Published:16/11/2019 - 11:59h

Updated:16/11/2019 - 11:59h

De Ligt was the defender that Barça wanted in summer, but finally the Dutchman chose to leave for Juventus. His former coach, Ten Hag, believes he will be the best

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From 2018, the FC Barcelona fixed his look in the Ajax to reinforce . The team of Ámsterdam, to the orders of Erik have Hag, has a philosophy of game very similar to the Barcelona, reason by which his emergent stars began to wake up the interest of the sportive direction of the Camp Nou.

The big priority always was Frenkie of Jong, that to day of today already is showing the obsession of the directive and the technical office for bringing it, but Matthijs of Ligt also generated a big interest in the club culé. Nevertheless, the culés could not convince to the defence like sía had done with the mediocentro of Arkel, by what finally the ex captain 'ajacied' finish in the Juventus.

In the Italian team, the Dutch began being acting, but a grave injury of Giorgio Chiellini is offering him the opportunity to consecrate like titling. Nevertheless, his starts in the Series To Italian are not being simple, since some individual errors in defence are ocasionando quite a lot of criticisms from the press.

Nevertheless, Erik have Hag, still technician of the Ajax, has full confidence in his ex pupilo. "Always deal to follow the actions of Matthijs, such as I do it with other players that have trained", commented, adding that "it already is playing to a very high level and is his first experience abroad. It is 20 years old and still it is young".

Besides, it thinks that Of Ligt will be the best defence in the future. "I am proud of what has showed in the Juventus in the first months and am convinced that it will keep growing. I do not know if Of Ligt now is playing to the 60, 70 or 80 percent of his potential, but are speaking of one of the best defences of Europe and do not have doubts that prompt will be the number one of the world in his position", sentenced.

A strategic signing for the Barça

The signing of Of Jong was a priority for the FC Barcelona, but the one of Of Ligt was considered simply strategic. With 20 years, achieved to consecrate in the Dutch selection and in the Ajax, by what the 75 million euros that asked the Ajax did not seem descabellados for a footballer of so much projection. Nevertheless, the money finish being his priority, by what finish in Italy.


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