Frenkie de Jong is eager to play within the Barcelona midfield once more, with the Dutchman overtly admitting he needs to get again to the middle of the pitch. Based on Marca, the Barcelona star’s request may impression Antoine Griezmann’s place within the beginning XI.
Ronaldo Koeman was compelled to make use of Frenkie de Jong as a centre-back in latest matches because the membership had damage points. The Dutch supervisor is benefiting from his sources proper now and was compelled to push the previous Ajax star into protection.
Marca now stories that Ronald Koeman may drop Antoine Griezmann to accommodate Frenkie de Jong in midfield.
They declare that certainly one of Ousmane Dembele or Griezmann will likely be dropped because the supervisor prefers having Pedri and Sergio Busquets within the beginning XI.
Frenkie de Jong spoke to the media after Barcelona’s 1-0 win in opposition to Actual Valladolid and stated:
“I choose taking part in in central midfield, but when it’s best for the group that I play on the again or in one other place, I will do it. We modified the system at present and I’ve performed in lots of positions.”
Ronald Koeman on Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona
Frenkie de Jong was used out of place by Barcelona final season and Ronald Koeman was not blissful about it.
When the membership appointed him in the summertime, the Dutchman insisted he would play the previous Ajax star in his most popular place. He stated:
“The plan is to start out taking part in Frenkie de Jong within the place that he performs with the nationwide group as effectively. I keep in mind attending a Barcelona recreation and I noticed him play a place the place I would not play him as a coach.”
“You have spent some huge cash on a younger participant. It is best to then play him in his personal place, the place he can carry out in a approach you’d count on from him. He is proven at Ajax and with the Dutch nationwide group which place fits him greatest and that is the place he will likely be taking part in at Barcelona as effectively. There’s stiff competitors for that function, so he must be in nice form and kind. However it will likely be able that fits him.”
Frenkie de Jong is anticipated to return to the Barcelona midfield as soon as Gerard Pique is again to full health.