Frenkie de Jong, during a match of FC Barcelona

THE COMPASS OF THE BARÇA

The ideal position for Frenkie de Jong to succeed at FC Barcelona

Published:5/08/2020 - 18:50h

Updated:5/08/2020 - 19:51h

Frenkie Of Jong triumphed in the Ajax of Ámsterdam playing in a position that does not exist in the FC Barcelona but... How it can readaptar?

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The position of Frenkie of Jong in the FC Barcelona has been reason of debate since the Dutch midfield player arrived to the Camp Nou the past summer. So much in the Ajax as in the national selection, his role is the one of mediocentro organiser inside a double pivote in 4-2-3-1, with a footballer at the side that does tasks more defensive freeing to the Barcelona to have to keep the position during all the party.

Nevertheless, the FC Barcelona accustoms to employ a 4-3-3 with a mediocentro defensive and two interiors, by what the position in which Frenkie of Jong played in the Ajax or in which it plays at present in the combined national Dutch does not exist in the Camp Nou. As Barcelona, the ex 'ajacied' only can play like mediocentro by in front of the defence or like interior, by what can not exert the role that more did him shine.

In front of the almost indisputable presence of Sergio Busquets in the alignments, so much Ernesto Valverde like Quique Setién have bet by Frenkie of Jong like interior. A position that forces to the Dutch to deploy more than what did with Ajax or in the selection of Holland and to play more advanced, limiting like this his big capacity to organise the game from positions more retarded.

In spite of that Frenkie of Jong has been a key player with a fixed place in the eleven, has not finish to give the optimum level that yes offered in the Ajax. It is true that see him a lot of qualities, but also is it that no finish him to see comfortable in a position in which it plays more advanced of what would like him. In fact, the seleccionador Dutch, Ronald Koeman, or his ex trainer in the Ajax, Erik have Hag, have criticised that it do not play in his place.

By the characteristics that did to shine to Frenkie of Jong when it played in Ámsterdam, the position of mediocentro that is used to to occupy Sergio Busquets adapts much better to the profile of the Dutch. Playing by in front of the defence, could give exit to the balloon from backwards to give speed and sense to the circulation of the team although, of course, would have to be slope of the defensive tactical concepts.

Frenkie Of Jong will have competition like mediocentro

In spite of these evidences futbolísticas, the FC Barcelona seems totally decided to bet by Frenkie of Jong like interior. The presence of Sergio Busquets beside the signing of Miralem Pjanic (that in the Juventus actía also like mediocentro by in front of the defence) do to think that from the Camp Nou will insist so that the Dutch adapt to said role. Maybe it was an error...

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