Frenkie de Jong, during a match with the FC Barcelona in the Camp Nou


Van Gaal's solution to Barça's defensive problems is De Jong

Published:2/03/2020 - 20:45h

Updated:2/03/2020 - 20:45h

Louis van Gaal spoke after the defeat of Barça in the Classic. The Dutch coach referred to the problems of the Catalans back and said his compatriot Frenkie de Jong could be the solution to those problems playing central

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Frenkie Of Jong was one of the negative notes that left the FC Barcelona in his defeat against the Real Madrid. The Dutch went back to fail in a demanding proof and was very flat during all the meeting. The '21' happened very unobserved and did not shine as it expected . Days before already played like this in Naples and there is some worry by his performance. In the Ajax was of the best midfield players of Europe and only a year afterwards happens careless in the Barça.

One of the reasons that explain his performance is the dance of positions to the that has seen subjected since it landed in the Camp Nou. With Ernesto Valverde played of interior and now with Quique Setién is playing in a 4-4-2 escorado to the left side. From here it has to go down to receive between lines in a lot of occasions and is not in the construction of the game. More than generating, the mission of the of Arkel is to give support to his mates and help to that the ball arrive to the forwards.

In this place does not shine and already there is the one who looks for solutions that improve so much his performance like the one of the culés. The Real Madrid presionó very up in the second part and to the blaugrana cost them a lot go out with the balloon played. This pressure caused a sinfín of losses and occasions merengues that at the end translated in two goals. Louis go Gaal, ex trainer of the Barça, thinks that to put and his compatriot in the centre of the defence would be a perfect solution to correct this problem.

"Frenkie Has the perspicacity to defend to forward in the correct moments. No longer I am the trainer of the Barcelona, ​​but think that Rakitic and Arthur can play in the midfield in this equal moment that Of Jong. The Barça could improve the central couple of the defence when putting to Frenkie there", explained in the program of TV3 'Quan s'turn off els llums'. It is necessary to remember that the half Dutch already played of defender in the Ajax in several occasions, by what is a position that knows.

The reality is that a talent as of the international 'orange' has to play in the centre of the field, but no of stick, that is more or less of what comes playing lately. In Amsterdam was the mediocentro and in the Barcelona before or afterwards has to be it. What more near was of the ball, better for him and for his team, since it will see favoured if Of Jong is comfortable. Quique Setién has to try find him place beside Sergio Busquets and Arthur Melo or the blaugrana will lose to a spectacular footballer.

The words of Go Gaal are not bad desencaminadas, but does not seem the best solution neither for the Barcelona neither for the Dutch, that has to find his place in the midfield. His campaign is being remarkable in terms futbolísticos, but still has not exploded. The one of Jong of the Ajax alone has appeared to dropper and this is a problem for all. The culés spent more than 70 millions in him and has to him demand surrender very above the showed until the moment.

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