Frenkie Of Jong in the Classical in front of the Madrid


What's wrong with Frenkie de Jong?

Published:2/03/2020 - 17:33h

Updated:2/03/2020 - 17:34h

Frenkie de Jong was shipwrecked at the Bernabéu and was one of the weakest in Barça in the defeat against the Real Madrid players. The Dutchman was correct, but he did not risk and tiptoed through the game, just as he already did in the Champions League against Naples

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Frenkie Of Jong arrived to the FC Barcelona​ to command in the centre of the field culé this season and other ten more. The Dutch cost more than 70 million euros and arrived to the Camp Nou after making an extraordinary season with the best Ajax in a lot of years. The 'ajacied' remained to the doors to play the final of the Champions League and, led by the mediocentro, by Matthijs of Ligt or by Tadic, revolutionised the world of the football the past campaign.

The one of Arkel, after a year like this of fantastic, had the difficult mission to follow surrendering like this in one of the best and of the most demanding clubs of the world. More than half course after his landing in LaLiga can say that the Dutch still has not found . It has made several excellent crashes and his global level is remarkable, but the feeling is that it is not giving neither a third part of what gave in the Ajax the past year.

In the moment of the truth, in front of Naples and Real Madrid, the international 'orange' has done two parties insulsos, very far of the level that can give and of what has to him demand. If there is a word to describe his last two performances could be irrelevant. The Dutch did not leave at all reseñable neither in front of napolitanos neither madridistas and went through the meetings on tiptoe, as not wanting to bother. Neither he has adapted to his position in the Barcelona neither his trainers are knowing to adapt to him.

Ernesto Valverde planted him like pure right interior in his stage, whereas Quique Setién is feeling dizzy since it did charge of the place. The santanderino has planted him in several positions and lately is him giving for putting him escorado to a band in a 4-4-2. It is not extreme, but neither mediocentro, that is the place where shined in Amsterdam. In the Bernabéu went out in the left and almost whenever it received was by in front of the balloon and, in a lot of occasions, of backs to goal.

The '21' tried it, but did not feel comfortable in any moment and showed that it does not like him be in zones so advanced of the field. The mediocampista enjoys being in permanent contact with the ball and from this position can not it do. Besides, play so up limits a lot his options to incorporate from backwards, since it does not allow him exhibit his big driving and his good physicist in career. His performance was insustancial and left with a flavour of mouth very bitter.

Faults delivered, but it is necessary to look more to the bench

The fault that Of Jong do not finish to give his best level is delivered between footballer and the trainers, although probably it would be necessary to look more to the ones of the bench, in this case to Setién. Have to the that went the best mediocentro of the past Champions and not to plant him where better surrenders does not seem the most recommended. Perhaps, if the Dutch began to play more centred would exhibit the nivelón showed in the Ajax. Also it is necessary to demand him more impudence to him, since it is playing to not failing, something that says very little of him. They remain three months for reconducir this situation and check if the first season of Frenkie in the Barça remains for the memory or for the forget.

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