Frenkie de Jong, during a match with the Netherlands


One player who does it all: De Jong, compass and 'artist' from the Netherlands

Published:14/06/2021 - 10:02h

Updated:14/06/2021 - 10:02h

At the Netherlands' premiere at the European Championship, De Jong outshined the rest of his teammates, signing a recital at the Johan Cruyff Arena. He was unstoppable and the most key piece for his selection

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Of the suffered triumph of Low Countries in front of Ukraine (3-2) can stand out the brilliance of Georgino Wijnaldum, the insistence of Memphis Depay or the collective work of the ones of Frank of Boer, but the reality is that Frenkie of Jong has remained in the focus like the true star of his selection. In the debut in the Eurocopa, the player of the FC Barcelona dressed of hero for his and signed one of his best parties with his selection, with recital incluído. It was, to explain it in brief, a player imparable and indescifrable for his rivals that was in all the field.

The midfield player played in a more delayed position of which accustoms in the Barça, like mediocentro pure and with fewer freedoms, but was not an obstacle to turn into the big nightmare of the players of Ukraine, that never could understand the genialidades of the Dutch, that closed the party with an influence in the game of his team exorbitante. It touched the balloon 113 times in 90 minutes, won eleven of thirteen duels divided and signed 97 passes, with 92% of tarpaulin. Further of his numbers, the more resaltante (if it can ) was his deployment in the field. Without place to doubts, went the player that headed to the Dutch 'win' the party twice.

Because Of Jong was key in a party so épico like historical that 'launch' to Low Countries like one of the most dangerous selections of the Eurocopa. The Dutch were very upper in the meeting, but did not achieve to open the tin until the second part, signing a 2-0 in six minutes (52' and 58') thanks to the goals of Georgino Wijnaldum and Wout Weghorst. Ukraine, however, did not bend and put to his rivals in serious problems within a matter of minutes. The goals of Andriy Yarmolenko (75') and Roman Yaremchuk (78') surprised to the ones of Of Boer, but finally Denzel Dumfries, to fault of five minutes for the end, achieved the victory of his and some importantísimos three points.

The genialidad of Of Jong with Low Countries

As it has done it with the Barça, Frenkie has gone back to give chair of football and shows that, when the balloon brushes his boots, few things can go out badly. It was the big compass of Low Countries and did to flow the game of the 'Orange' the ninety minutes, being the extra lung of the team, without tiring , without leaving space to the error, as if it was a walk (that, to this point, seems that like this it conceives the football).

The midfield player culé, in front of Ukraine, was key so that Low Countries surpassed lines, with a wonderful driving that changed, how no, the rhythm of party. Of Jong took care the balloon, marked the time and carried the baton of his selection, being the big point diferenciador thefield , by in front of Wijnaldum and Depay. His reading, capacity to anticipate and especially, his skill to keep 'cool' and play the ninety minutes as if they went five, went the keys for a 'Orange' that begins the Euro stepping strong.

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