Frenkie de Jong had a hard time in San Mamés


De Jong, a crack looking for partners in the core

Published:17/08/2019 - 23:35h

Updated:17/08/2019 - 23:35h

Frenkie de Jong's first official match with FC Barcelona was not easy and the Dutchman, although he wasted talent, was not comfortable

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Saint Mamés was the stage in which Frenkie of Jong played his first official party with the T-shirt of the FC Barcelona; LaLiga Santander was the first competition that played and the AthleticClub , his first rival. And the Dutch had a bad time in Bilbao, because of the hard labeling that received and to that his mates in the medullary did not show him sufficient support.

Ernesto Valverde repeated the eleven that so well had worked him in the friendly second against the Naples, but the of Saint Mamés was not a party without at all at stake, but a battle against a group aguerrido and with hunger. Curiously, the centre of the field, where the Txingurri has more resources, went the zone of the field in which they saw more lagoons.

Of Jong, little accustomed to labelings so férreos and hard like which did him Raúl García, did not attain to find the usual joy of his game. The Dutch played like mediocentro, accompanied in the interiors with Carles Aleñá and Sergi Roberto, but the trio did not work. Especially because it saw something descolocados to the two canteranos.

Of Jong saw forced to receive the balloon very backwards to start with to give fluidity to the game, but were missing him partners in the medullary, especially in the first time. Always very marked, the Dutch did not begin to reencontrar until the second time, when Ernesto Valverde moved index card and surrounded him in the medullary of players of big quality like Ivan Rakitic or Rafinha.

Of Jong looks for partners

In spite of that Frenkie of Jong was not comfortable, showed that it will not have too many difficulties to do with the poster to title indisputable. Hardly it lost balloons and his game always was intelligent and practical. Besides, it improved to piles in the second time, when Ernesto Valverde put him near of Rakitic. And it is that, maybe, they are this type of footballers those that the ex of the Ajax needs to his side.

The experience of men like Rakitic and Busquets can improve the desparpajo of Of Jong. Besides, it does not be necessary to forget the figure of Arthur Melo, that had big moments of game in his first season like culé and that expects his definite explosion this season. It was as it was, Of Jong needs to associate to take out the best of if.

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