Frenkie Of Jong in the debut of Holland in the Eurocopa


De Jong confesses at the Euro: His role at Barça, Koeman, the press...

Published:15/06/2021 - 15:17h

Updated:15/06/2021 - 15:17h

Frenkie de Jong gave an interview in the Netherlands while he is playing the European Championship with his country. The Dutchman spoke about his role at FC Barcelona or Ronald Koeman, who will continue at Barça next year

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Frenkie Of Jong spoke in an interview for 'Voetball International' and left clear that gladdens a lot of the renewal of Ronald Koeman, that will be still in the Barça at least until 2022. "Obviously, it does not do fault neither say that it does me happy that Koeman continue in the Barcelona", commented the midfield player, that also referred to the a lot of that has improved from his first year in the FC Barcelona.

"My first year in the Barça was well, played a lot minutes, but in my opinion did not happen to be a common player. This year I have been able to me show better, play better a lot of parties, although I think that still can give steps forward and keep growing. I expect that still it can see to a better Of Jong", indicated, throwing of his already known self-criticism, that has showed from his starts in the Camp Nou.

In the group barcelonista, Frenkie has played so much in defence as in the centre of the field, something that to the Dutch does not bother him at all. "It does not matter me where it plant me the trainer. I prefer the centre of the field, but if I have to play of head office, do it. At the end, everything is question of confidence. And I now notice this confidence in my trainers, my mates and the press, is a very pleasant feeling, therefore it does not matter me play in any position, where the team need me", aimed.

On the other hand, Of Jong referred to the criticisms against Holland in this Eurocopa, comparing them with which receives the Barça. "All the world has an opinion on us, the system, the game. This is not a problem for me, because this also is part of the world of the football. In Spain is a lot worse that here. Also it is necessary to have something that write and this contributes to the environment. The seleccionador national determines how play. Really I do not come here every time to speak of this. I see these commercial in the television, everything orange. It would be well if the country could celebrate for real", stood out.

In this sense, the midfield player insisted that the system is what less matters in the Dutch selection, that now is playing with a 5-3-2 by decision of Frank of Boer. "You know, meeting all these fun discussions, then have the idea that you are working in a tournament. All these systems. It does not treat of how the flames, 5-3-2, 4-3-3; it treats of how it is your launching. I think that we have given steps in the form in that we want to play. And the 4-3-3 is something that can do anyway", declared.

Of Jong sees to Holland winning the Eurocopa

Finally, it left clear that has arrived to the Eurocopa with the intention to carry to Holland to the highest. "If we ensure us that the environment was the suitable, am convinced that we can arrive very far in this tournament. Our mission is to turn us into champions of Europe. Of the contrary, do not have to participate", concluded, recognising that it sees to the 'oranje' with options to win the tournament.

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