Frenkie de Jong, driving the ball against the Levante in the Camp Nou


Frenkie de Jong: the mix between Makelele, Lampard and Xavi that moves FC Barcelona

Published:28/01/2021 - 19:21h

Updated:28/01/2021 - 19:21h

Frenkie de Jong shows, day in day out, that is increasingly important in the FC Barcelona. The Dutch has turned into the total midfield player, dominating all the facets

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Frenkie Of Jong arrived to the FC Barcelona in summer of 2019 and, in his first season, did not justify the 75 million euros that Josep Maria Bartomeu decided to pay to the Ajax of Ámsterdam. By his youth and his talent, expected that it employed this first season like adaptation before his definite consecration. With Ronald Koeman in the bench, the Dutch midfield player has exploded.

Endowed of all the virtues that has to have a todoterreno in the medullary, Frenkie of Jong feels increasingly to taste in the system of the FC Barcelona and does it showing to the world his tremenda versatility. Now, the international Dutch is a total midfield player, able to be determinant in the creation of the game and in the two areas.

In the first place, Frenkie of Jong is an able midfield player to participate actively in the creation of the game. From the position of interior, is able to associate with other players of talent like Leo Messi or Pedri, in addition to initiating played or give assistances of goal. His ease for the pass, his vision of game and his determination with the balloon do that it was an ideal organiser. It is not Xavi, but yes shows his 'DNA Barça' in spite of being Dutch, as if it had bred in The Masia.

Another appearance in which it is standing out Frenkie of Jong, especially since it initiated 2021, has been in the arrival to the rival area. The Dutch midfield player has full freedoms to go in to the finish since Ronald Koeman has implanted the 4-3-3 and, besides, takes advantage of that there is not a '9' fixed to occupy the next spaces to the rival goal. Already it carries five goals this season and, by this ease for golear going in from second line, begins to remember to the best Frank Lampard.

It does not be necessary to forget, neither, the defensive appearance of Frenkie of Jong. The Dutch midfield player is the central of emergency of Ronald Koeman and has showed that, thanks to his tactical intelligence, is tremendously functional in defence. His big physicist allows him recover balloons without subtracting him offensive efficiency, reason by which complete the three legs of a total midfield player: the defence, the creation and the arrival.

Jos Bogers, trainer of Frenkie of Jong in the Willem II, spoke on the midfield player culé in the 'Què t'hi jugues' of the BE. ''I know it and I recognise his game now, is enjoying more in the new offensive position", said, adding that ''was a player that marked but no too much. It was the one who did the assistance or the preasistencia. It was very well breaking lines, in the pass, in the dribling... But no in the kick''.

Of Jong marked a goal and initiated the another in front of the Ray Vallecano


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