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Luuk de Jong's numbers that surpass those of a Barça legend

Published:11/04/2022 - 20:44h

Updated:11/04/2022 - 20:44h

Luuk de Jong has proven to be one of the most important 'tricks' on Xavi's bench. The Dutchman is one of the most important players at Barça, and his numbers in his first season surpass those of Larsson in his first year as a culé

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The season of Luuk of Jong has surpassed the expectations of all and sundry. The Dutch arrived by request of Ronald Koeman, that had lost to Griezmann during the last day of the window of signings and needed to fill up the square in attack that had left the 'principito'. Of Jong, that had left to explain for Lopetegui in Seville, did the 'cases' with destination to the FC Barcelona, although his contracting no ilusionaba to anybody.

However, the forward has known sobreponerse to the adversity, and after a start of season where his level left a lot of that wish, has adapted to his role of 'revulsivo' and has known to take him out all the possible benefit. The forward has played 16 parties in LaLiga 2021-2022, in which it has annotated 6 so many, with an average of 1 goal each 96 minutes. Besides, it has been determinant in the parties in front of the Espanyol and the last in front of Osasuna, in which his annotations have given him key points to the culés.

His statistics in his first year surpass to the ones of Henrik Larsson in his first campaign like blaugrana. The forward arrived in the season 2004-2005 to the rows of that team directed by Frank Rijkaard, and turned into the main Barcelona threat from the bench. So much like this, that now to all that forward that arrive to Can Barça to be the 'revulsivo', nicknames him the new Larsson. The Swedish achieved to annotate grieve 3 goals in 12 parties of League, where a grave injury in front of the Real Madrid prevented him contest more meetings.

Besides, his stay in the Camp Nou was quite short, since hardly it was by 2 seasons before going back to his hometown to play in the Helsingborg when finishing his agreement like culé. Luuk Of Jong also will dress by little time the Barcelona T-shirt, since it is yielded by the Seville and when finishing the campaign will have to return to the Sánchez Pizjuán, although his future in Nervión is uncertain.

His goals have given him eight points to the Barça

Koeman Warned it when the ex of the PSV arrived to the City Condal. "In the centres, Luuk of Jong is more dangerous that Neymar", affirmed the 'commander'. And the numbers back this statement, since thanks to the goals of Of Jong, the directed by Xavi have attained to rescue 8 points. Of the 6 goals annotated by the Dutch, 4 have been to add points in the table. Against the Mallorca, annotated the 0-1 final. In front of the Granada, put tables in the marker when signing the 1-1. In front of the Espanyol, avoided the defeat when putting the 2-2 definite. And finally, in front of the Osasuna consummated the traced back and put the 2-3. The curious: all these so many have been after a head butt of the ariete. At the end, Ronald had reason.

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