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De Jong's surprising opinion about LaLiga football

Published:29/12/2019 - 18:48h

Updated:29/12/2019 - 18:48h

Frenkie de Jong arrived at FC Barcelona last summer and four and a half months ago he competes in LaLiga. His opinion about Spanish football has changed in this period

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The centre of the field always has been a key demarcation in the FC Barcelona, since it is the room of machines that allows to elaborate this football of possession that has erigido like philosophy of the Masia during the last decades. Nevertheless, key players like Xavi Hernández or Andrés Iniesta left does time and, since, works in the club to find footballers that occupy his vacancy.

Frenkie Of Jong has turned into 2019 in one of the elected for so complicated task. It arrived the past summer to Can Barça and, in few months, has turned into a fundamental footballer in the diagrams of Ernesto Valverde until the point to be the most used midfield player and the third player of the staff with more minutes.

The Dutch chose to the FC Barcelona by his philosophy of game based in the football elaborated, in the possession and in the control, but also for considering LaLiga like the most competitive competition. Nevertheless, in some statements for the English media Mirror, has left to fall that now it thinks that the Premier League is a stair by on.

Of Jong remembered that the teams of LaLiga​ were the big dominadores of the European continent by his triumphs in the international competitions. "It was used to to think that LaLiga was the league of football stronger of the world. Could see his command in the competitions of Europe. The Spanish teams always progressed a lot and with frequency carried the main trophies: the Champions League and the Europe League", commented.

Nevertheless, something has changed in the last seasons and, after four months competing in LaLiga, his opinion has varied in this regard. "When it treats of pure skills, LaLiga is better. But because of the big intensity, the competition in England is in a level a bit higher", manifested.

The English teams, upward

During the last seasons, the English teams have gone eating terrain to the rest in the European competitions. The greater proof of this arrived the past season, in which the finals of Champions League (the Liverpool imposed to the Tottenham) and of Europe League (Chelsea imposed to the Arsenal) were contested entirely by teams of the Premier League.

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