THE DUTCH DID NOT HAVE HIS NIGHT
De Jong failed in San Paolo: Irrelevant in the game of Barça
Published:26/02/2020 - 10:03h
Updated:26/02/2020 - 10:17h
Frenkie de Jong did not have his best performance in San Paolo and his presence was merely testimonial. Despite playing the 90 minutes, the Dutchman barely did anything remarkable and had a gray game
In the football, have an irrelevant performance is in a lot of occasions almost so negative as prpers have been badly. Frenkie Of Jong had one of these nights in Saint Paolo and practically did not do at all remarkable in the more than 90 minutes that was on the terrain of game. The Dutch had to play still less centred of the normal by this 4-4-2 that planned Quique Setién, and did not find to himself same in all the meeting.
The mediocampista did not lose too many balloons, did not have errors of bulto and tried to move to receive and do play, but the reality is that it did not do at all of the another world. It did not shine in any moment and did not do at all extraordinary, that is what has to him ask to a footballer of more than 70 million euros. After going out of the map with the Ajax the past course, to the international 'orange' can him and has to him ask much more in parties like the one of Naples.
Neither Ernesto Valverde before, neither Setién now, seem to want to bet by the ex 'ajacied' in the centre of the field like mediocentro. There it was where shined in Amsterdam and where showed to be already between the best of the world in this place. In the Barça is playing of interior or, as in front of the napolitanos, even more escorado, and is not achieving take out his best game. When more far of the zone of creation more costs him be connected to his football and to the of the team.
His power, physicist and good driving did that in the second part, with more spaces, could do something more, but neither was sufficient. It did several confined from backwards, but in any attained to finalise the played with a good pass or with a shot. They were adventures abocadas to the failure that finished in the at all by his imprecision. It can not say that it did not try it or that hid , but in Saint Paolo did not have his night.
Of Jong, critic with his performance
He same admitted in an interview for the UEFA that was not well and did not touch too balloon. The midfield player always is very critical achieve same and in this occasion was not less. "Hardly I touched balloon, is a penalty. I did a very discreet party, lamentably. My mission was to remain me backwards and expect to have to act, but this never occurred", affirmed.
The Dutch also spoke on the change of position that went back to have against the Italians. It seems that it does not matter him too where put him, although it do not achieve to stand out as it did it in the Ajax playing of mediocentro. "I had to play again in a distinct position, but does not matter. I can exert this task. Perhaps today no, but in other parties went out well", ensured.