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The value of the self-criticism: Step forward for an De Jong without ceiling in the Barça

Published:4/01/2021 - 08:41h

Updated:4/01/2021 - 09:28h

Frenkie de Jong completed against the Huesca one of his best matches in the FC Barcelona, to level of recovery of balls, of arrival from the second line to the attack and of importance in the game

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Of Jong goes back to smile. It does around a month, the Dutch midfield player launched a message of self-criticism in front of the media, when recognising that it had to "mark more goals and give more assistances" and, especially, be more important in the construction of game of the team, to level of verticality, as it has been it in the last years in the Ajax of Amsterdam and in the selection of Holland.

The '21' of the Barça has concienciado during the last weeks and, with the help of Ronald Koeman, has enderezado his way in the group culé. Already it does several weeks that is playing something more advanced, by in front of Busquets or Pjanic, as who was his mate, and with a greater freedom to incorporate to the attacks and appear from second line in the rival area.

"I try to arrive a bit more to the area and Leo gave me a good assistance"

It has transformed two targets in less than a month, and seems to have done a 'click' in the last weeks after a start of course dubitativo. Of Jong is recovering the confidence and the smile in the Barça, after Koeman have slackened him the belt when allowing him be more present in the areas and exert of 'all-terrain' by all thefield , the main quality by which him fichó.

This Sunday, in The Alcoraz, Frenkie of Jong recovered nine balloons being only surpassed by Ronald Araujo (10), and caused splits of lines when interpreting to perfection which were the gaps by where could colarse, as in the played of the goal in which Messi put him a centre measured and he, with a big intelligence, appeared by surprise to accommodate the balloon at the end of the meshes.

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Of Jong asked to himself same tangible numbers, and to these heights of the season already has marked the same goals that in all the previous (2), whereas it carries the half of assistances (2), a bagaje still cut for a player of his category, but that expects that it go improving even more with the step of the weeks, when finding in ascending dynamics.

"I am happy with the goal. I try to arrive a bit more to the area and Leo gave me a good assistance", commented in front of the media in The Alcoraz, finalised the ninety minutes. "Especially in the first part were well, there were few spaces because they closed a lot, but are happy with the victory. When the spaces are enclosed and when a team defends with all the players, is important to run behind the defence and go on", concluded the '21' Barcelona. Now, only it remains to follow adding and improving.

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