Éric Abidal, during a press conference

ANALYSIS OF THE FRENCH

This is how Éric Abidal sees Barcelona signings

Published:18/11/2019 - 12:49h

Updated:18/11/2019 - 13:20h

Last summer, FC Barcelona made four additions and all of them have been valued by Éric Abidal, Barca technical secretary

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Éric Abidal, like technical secretary of the FC Barcelona, had direct incidence in the four signings that the Barcelona club made in summer: the one of Frenkie of Jong (Ajax), the one of Antoine Griezmann (Athletic of Madrid), the one of Net (Valencia) and the one of Junior Firpo (Real Betis). In the interviews that conceded this weekend to Sport and MD, valued the incorporations of all they.

The French elogió with firmness to Of Jong and put it like example of big signing. "The philosophy of the Ajax is resembled the one of the Barça and this help. It is a footballer that contributed us a lot to the centre of the field, that can play in a lot of positions, that understands well the game. Good pasador horizontal and vertical and to the trainer helps him a lot. And the most important is that it is a player with ambition. A footballer that comes here because it wants to win something important. Frenkie Is an example of player that has to look for this club. It goes to a foreign country with hunger to win it all", said.

Besides, also it remembered the 'war' wintry between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain for doing with his services. "There was a good fight between clubs because it treated of a top player. It was not easy, but achieve it. We travel and we explain him well the project so that it understood what is the Barça and Frenkie himself understood it", explained.

"Of Jong is the example of player that has to look for the Barça"

Also it spoke on Junior Firpo, a footballer that has not begun having all the opportunities that would wish. "I do not know if it began badly. If we speak of performance, the Barça is not the Betis. The Barça is a team of position and he has to understand it and adapt. Play with and without balloon. It is a footballer with a lot of projection and has potential to be one of the best left sides of the world. Always I say him that it has to work and be conscious of the game. It goes to go to safer. Always it costs to begin in the Barça", commented.

On Net, is conscious of the doubts that there was for bringing him like second of Ter Stegen, but Abidal was clear on this. "In the Barça need top goalkeepers and there is not neither first neither second. The two goalkeepers that have have to be first and be prepared to play. There were doubts on this signing and the press spoke a lot, but in pre-season already taught what can do. There is competition in the goal and this helps to the two goalkeepers. Cillessen Wanted to play and like this communicated it to us. It was happy, but wanted to go out to have more minutes and understood it. We speak and we help to that it went out bringing to Net. Have a top goalkeeper", sentenced.

Griezmann Has to start

The technical secretary of the FC Barcelona also spoke on Antoine Griezmann. Abidal Recognises that it is not to his maximum level, but asks patience since it needs a time of adaptation. "It is a player with the one who speak a lot. It is in a distinct position. It knows that it is complicated to adapt. Here it has distinct movements, but is a player that can contribute us a lot and the trainer knows it. Defensivamente Contributes us and can play in a lot of positions. Wine because it wants to win the Champions", said.

Abidal Has clear that his compatriot will finish improving. "He knows that it is not to his level and this only fixes working. Griezmann Is an intelligent player and the important is to know in the position that play, what can contribute to the team. The player of band in the Barça is clear what has to do and the trainer knows that it contributes him a lot", concluded.

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