INTERVIEW TO THE DUTCH
De Jong: "That De Ligt went to Italy does not mean he can come to Barça"
Published:24/12/2019 - 13:11h
Updated:24/12/2019 - 13:23h
After the start of his vacation, Frenkie de Jong has granted an interview in Holland in which he takes stock of his first months at FC Barcelona
It does just a year, Frenkie of Jong was to a step to sign by Paris Saint-Germain, but a trip lightning of Josep Maria Bartomeu to last hour changed the situation and finish to convince to the footballer, that in that moment played in the Ajax, to dress of Barcelona. Four months after his official debut, the Dutch has turned into a man of reference in the medullary.
In a recent interview for Of Telegraaf, Of Jong does balance of all the become in this 2019, showing very demanding achieve same and evidenciando his win to improve. In fact, it has desvelado that is very happy to play in the FC Barcelona but has recognised that it still has not been able to give the one hundred by one hundred because it is adapting to the team, in which it plays in a new position.
In the Ajax, with Erik have Hag, played like mediocentro beside another more defensive pivote that covered him the backs, whereas in the Barça touches him play like interior. "From time to time I have showed my qualities, but in general can be much better. I am not so dominant as in the Ajax. In this position have to mark more goals and give more assistances", admitted.
"We do not play bad but have to improve"
Of Jong asked time to go improving progressively and left to fall that it is Valverde the one who at the end has the last word of to where has to play. "As it says the trainer, my versatility is an advantage and it is necessary to take advantage of it in the field. To improve requires some readjustment and, therefore, time. Now game in the left of the field, also because Arthur is lesionado", explained.
In general lines, Of Jong feels very happy to having signed by the FC Barcelona and recognises that it enjoys of each day like Barcelona. "I carry almost half year here and the time of game is excellent. I enjoy every day, I seat me very comfortable in all the trainings", sentenced.
On the collective game of the Barça, recognises that it is necessary to improve. "Like team do not play badly, but have to improve. We are too cambiantes. In occasions what are is beautiful and, in others, ask you to you same to where has gone the good game", aimed.
The Ajax and Of Ligt
Of Jong did memory and regretted the cruel elimination of the Ajax in the past edition of the Champions League, that produced with a goal of the Tottenham in the last minute of the turn of the semifinals. "After the victories against Real Madrid, Juventus and Spurs in the gone, would have to have arrived to the final. The elimination was unfair", commented
Also it spoke about his fellow Matthijs of Ligt, that refused the proposal of the FC Barcelona the past summer and decided by the Juventus of Turín, where is receiving some criticisms. "It has taken the correct decision. In general, It is going him well in Turín. That it have gone to Italy does not alter the fact that it will be able to play in the Barcelona in some years", concluded.