DE JONG IS STILL ADAPTING
Van Gaal: "Barça is not using De Jong's qualities"
Published:4/09/2019 - 16:26h
Updated:4/09/2019 - 16:26h
Louis van Gaal talked about Frenkie de Jong and how he is seeing him at the beginning with Barça. The mythical Dutch coach believes that Valverde and Barça are not taking advantage of their compatriot as much as they could
Frenkie Of Jong was one of the best of the pre-season of the FC Barcelona. The Dutch showed that it does not go to shiver him the pulse this campaign to lead the centre of the field barcelonista. But it began the League and Ernesto Valverde decided to have he like mediocentro defensive in Saint Mamés. The Barça lost and the Dutch did not find of the all how in front of the midfield of the bilbaínos.
Against the Betis and against the Osasuna went in in the eleven initial Sergio Busquets and this displaced to the ex of the Ajax like left interior. Although it has not been badly in any of the last meetings, have not been his best minutes like blaugrana. It is too escorado to the left band and this prevents him touch the balloon as much as would like him.
There is the one who thinks that Of Jong is gone to rack and ruin in this left side and that Valverde would have to take advantage of more and better his qualities. Louis go Gaal, that knows him well, is adherent of this opinion. The ex trainer of the Barcelona or of the Manchester United thinks that in the team culé, for the moment, is not taking advantage of the potential that has the ex 'ajacied'.
"The Barça is not using the qualities of Of Jong. It treats to adapt to him", explained Go Gaal in the gala of the Dutch football. The true is that the player carries only a month and little training with his new mates and with Ernesto Valverde. The technician still is doing adjust and still has not been able to take out the best of the mediocentro. It will be necessary to expect a time to value if the extremeño is able to improve the qualities of the international 'orange'.
They go Gaal also spoke of Of Ligt
The Dutch also referred to the situation that is living Of Ligt in the Juventus. The central Dutch is very uncomfortable in the Series To and, for the moment, does not finish to adapt to the rhythm of the League. In the Italian press already have criticised him in several occasions and is needing a period of adaptation with which no many explained.
For they Go Gaal, what is him sucediendo to Of Ligt is normal. "It is another culture, another structure, another form to play to the football. The people thinks that it is easy for them, but is not so easy", affirmed, comparing the situation of the defender with the one of Of Jong in the Barcelona.