HE PLAYED A GOOD HALF HOUR
De Jong stood out and showed character and commitment at Barça-Rayo
Published:14/08/2022 - 10:38h
Updated:14/08/2022 - 10:38h
Frenkie de Jong was one of the few positive notes in FC Barcelona's debut in LaLiga against Rayo (0-0). Amid the rumors about his departure, the Dutchman played the final half hour of the clash, being the best of the substitutes entered
Xavi Hernández sent to Frenkie of Jong to the field in place of Gavi in search of solutions in front of the Ray Vallecano. With half hour of game by in front, the FC Barcelona crossed his worst moment in the party and, after the entry of the Dutch, improved in driving and depth to try surpass the defensive block of the ones of Andoni Iraola. You grieve ingresó, the one of Arkel showed decided to encarar and generate danger, showing character and commitment like few times has seen him in the club.
When the rumours on his exit increase, Frenkie is taking out to relucir the caste of 'crack' that carried to the Barça to pay 80 'kilos' by his pass to the Ajax in 2019. His driving allowed him jump lines in the centre of the field, generating spaces so that the offensive trident could outline better in the area. Besides, him vió very precise filtering passes that allowed to drill the férreo labeling of a Ray that did a big party from the tactical.
Without balloon, Of Jong also showed his commitment collaborating with the high pressure that so much asks Xavi Hernández, more in parties so trabados like the one of the Saturday, in where there are few spaces and ideas to look for solutions. Although to the culés cost them create played of danger after the exit of Pedri, to the Dutch did not weigh him take the reins of a midfield in which Franck Kessié also showed very participatory and launched to the attack.
Finally, the Barça was unable to break the zero thanks to the good defensive work of the Ray and to the big night of the goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski; a party that put to proof the patience of the team and where Sergio Busquets finish expelled. "We treat to have superiority in the centre of the field. It cost us find this 3 against 2 and in the second part changed the system to have this superiority", explained Xavi in the press conference post party. Well, the only of the ingresados that fulfilled with what the technician egarense asked was Frenkie.
The future of Of Jong aims to England
After descartar the option to go down the wage, is very likely that the player of 25 years finish leaving in brief. Chelsea and Manchester United are the clubs in 'career' by the midfield player and, for the Barça, traspasarle is the best option to resolve his problems of mass salarial without activating a new 'crowbar' financial. Frenkie Insists in remaining and the level exhibited the Saturday is the best example of his intentions.
However, the reaction of the tulip can have arrived something late. If the Dutch had showed this delivery and determination more often in his three previous campaigns, the history maybe would be different. Now, the situation is the one who is. The accounts do not square and, with Jules Koundé for inscribing and Marcos Alonso very near to arrive, to Of Jong close him the doors of the staff, further of how much encourage for justifying his cost inside the field.