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Frenkie de Jong is already the crack expected at FC Barcelona

Published:25/01/2021 - 09:04h

Updated:25/01/2021 - 09:04h

Frenkie Of Jong has stepped forward in the present season and already assumes the role of rudder of the FC Barcelona in the centre of the field. New recital with goal and assistance in front of the Elche

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"For Frenkie of Jong, this year is being of transition, as it occurred me to me when fiché by the FC Barcelona in 1989. It goes to triumph, sure". Sentence pronounced by Ronald Koeman, in statements for 'Sport', during the past season, when it still was the seleccionador of Holland. Words proféticas that were pronounced in a moment in which the midfield player culé did not start.

A year afterwards, the one who pronounced them is trainer of the FC Barcelona and, to the one who went referred, is one of the fundamental pillars of the Barcelona game. Frenkie Of Jong went back to shine against the Elche and -with the permission of Ousmane Dembélé​- was the most active player and determinant, marking a goal in the first time and giving an assistance in the second after a very good played individual.

The best of everything is that the own Frenkie of Jong is seeing that his game improves split to party, something that invites him to be increasingly brave and to multiply in the terrain of game. "Still I can play better, but of course that am happy by the goals and by the assistances", commented the Dutch midfield player after his new recital in the Martínez Valero.

Now, Frenkie of Jong no only is remembering to the midfield player that dazzled in the Ajax of Ámsterdam and by which the FC Barcelona paid 75 million euros. In some appearances, is surpassing to this player that enamoró to the world. The Dutch, in addition to a glorious midfield player organiser, is now a llegador to the area and a vertical footballer that breaks lines with passes and drivings.

In fact, Frenkie of Jong is the reflection of what Ronald Koeman asks them to his midfield players. "The three forwards are not sufficient, need that the midfield players mark. It is well that mark and that assist. It is growing. We want that the midfield players step the area and go up", commented the Dutch technician, in reference to his compatriot and to what has to do a midfield player in his system of game.

The 4-3-3 benefits to Frenkie of Jong

At the beginning of season, Ronald Koeman bet by a 4-2-3-1 in which Frenkie of Jong had some offensive freedoms at the side of a mediocentro more positional like Sergio Busquets, but always by behind the mediapunta. With the return of the 4-3-3, the leadership of the Dutch in attack has multiplied and now has the same freedom to arrive that Pedri, his mate in the zone of interiors.

 

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