Of Jong finishes to door in his goal against the Betis


The stick of Ten Hag to Setién for the offensive role of De Jong in Barça

Published:10/02/2020 - 20:50h

Updated:10/02/2020 - 20:50h

Erik ten Hag, Ajax coach, criticized the role that Quique Setién is giving Frenkie de Jong. The Dutchman is increasingly treading the rival area and is more arriving and less organizing, something that is a mistake for his former coach in Amsterdam

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Quique Setién is implanting little by little his idea of game in the FC Barcelona and one of his ideas seems to be plant to Frenkie of Jong some metres further up. The Dutch is arriving more from backwards these last weeks and against the Real Betis one of his rises cost the 1-1. The Dutch put in the area, controlled with the breast a genial pass of Leo Messi and fusiló to Joel to few metres of the area.

But this new role more than llegador and less than organiser seems to not to like him to the ex trainer of the midfield player. Erik have Hag, current technician of the Ajax, criticised the new paper that Setién is giving him to his ex pupilo. "He is not a goleador. It is the player that commissions to supply, to resupply to the mates that give the assistances or that mark goals from his position", explained the preparador.

The ex of the Real Betis is preferring lately have Sergio Busquets like anchor of the team and take advantage of of this way the physicist and the arrival of Of Jong in attack. The Dutch has a big first step with and without balloon and is showing that it can be important in the last third of the field. Against the Athletic Club also incidió enough in the second time and even caused a penalti that the referee did not see.

Although this paper is seating him well to the Barcelona, that creates more offensive football that weeks backwards, Have Hag does not see it of the same form. The ex assistant of Pep Guardiola in the Bayern of Munich explained an anecdote in this interview in the program of the television Rondo, of Ziggo Sport. "Once I took it out of this position. I did him the question: 'You are the number ten? And then from when it is that you mark goals?", it explained.

This vision of Have Hag is probably something exaggerated, since Of Jong always has showed to have a special capacity to break lines from backwards. In the Ajax played of organiser beside another mediocentro, but with Busquets, Setién prefers that it was decisive a bit further up. For the moment, the idea is going out him very well to the Cantabrian, but can not descartar that in next parties decide to give him another turn of nut to his role if it changes of system.

Have Hag sees to Of Jong arriving far in Champions

Finally, the trainer of the Ajax left clear that his ex footballer has a lot of more options to win the Champions League in the group barcelonista. The 'ajacied' almost arrive to the final the year happened after an extraordinary season, but with a team like the Barça all is simpler. "With them you can arrive more far in the League of Champions because they are footballers of a lot of quality", ensured, to finalise.

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