DE JONG DID NOT WORRY BAYERN
Gray debut with Barça of an irrelevant Luuk de Jong
Published:15/09/2021 - 09:27h
Updated:15/09/2021 - 09:28h
Luuk de Jong did not have his dream debut with FC Barcelona and went through the game against Bayern with more pain than glory. His teammates did not look for him too much, he did not know how to disturb the Bavarian defense and physically he proved to be far from his best level
Luuk Of Jong was one of the two players of the FC Barcelona that debuted in official party this past Tuesday against the Bayern of Munich. The another was Alejandro Balde, to the that was him quite better that to the Dutch, that did not have his night and happened on tiptoe by the meeting. The Dutch had a grey première, hardly upset to the central of the Bavarian picture and not even shot to door.
Ronald Koeman trusted the '17' from the beginning and after the crash can say that it was not the best decision of the technician. Although it is true that did not have many more options - only go out with Philippe Coutinho or Yusuf Demir -, the reality is that bet by the ex of the Seville did not bring at all good for the Barça. The tip was totally irrelevant and showed to be physically very far of his best level.
It fits to say that Of Jong had not played this season until this past Tuesday, since in the Pizjuán Julen Lopetegui did not give him neither an alone minute in the first days of League. The one of Aigle noticed this inactivity and his performance was more than pre-season that of a partidazo of phase of groups of the Champions League. Therefore and because it was not contributing at all, Koeman took him out of the field in the minute 66 to give entrance to Coutinho.
Until this replacement, Luuk showed win and struggled all the balloons that could, but hardly achieved to win him individual duels to Dayot Upamecano, that him it 'ate' during all night. The French has one of the physicists more imponentes of Europe and against the Dutch did it notice. The forward suffered during all the duel and did not put in aprietos in any moment to the saga of the Germans.
The Barça did not look for too much to Of Jong
It fits to say, nevertheless, that Of Jong did not receive help by part of his mates. The Barça hardly looked for to the tip with balloons in long, that are his speciality, and did not take advantage of his qualities to hold the ball and combine with the rest. One of the few times that looked for him of backs, the Dutch left his best action of the duel with a left perfect for the rise to the space of Jordi Alba.
It will be necessary to see how advances Luuk in the next parties, since physically it has to tune to be to the height of his rivals. The speed never was neither will be his best virtue, but against the Bayern saw him excessively slow and little dynamic, by what has to grease in this sense. Everything aims that Koeman will follow trusting he, by what will have opportunities to redeem after this grey debut.