Barça: gros retournement de vestes en Catalogne sur Frenkie de Jong… après seulement un match

Barça: gros retournement de vestes en Catalogne sur Frenkie de Jong... après seulement un match

Substitute in the draw between Barça and Rayo Vallecano this Saturday in LaLiga (0-0), Frenkie de Jong made a sensational tackle in the 60th minute, bringing a link between midfield and attack. A more than successful performance, which he convinced the Catalan press this Sunday.

Frenkie de Jong was finally left alone? Rejected by FC Barcelona from the start of the transfer market, the Dutchman started the first day of LaLiga this Saturday against Rayo Vallecano on the bench. The midfielder finally entered in the 60th minute, changing the face of Barça, much more dynamic after his entry. An entry that was acclaimed by the Catalan press this Sunday.

“Frenkie de Jong took advantage of his debut to justify himself”

“In the midst of a debate about his continuity, with Barça pressing for him to accept an offer from Manchester United, Frenkie de Jong took advantage of his league debut at the Camp Nou to justify himself,” writes Mundo Deportivo in an editorial dedicated to the good performance of the Catalan number 21.

In just 30 minutes, De Jong managed to break the rival lines, revolutionized the game and, despite the fact that the team did not do enough, the Dutchman showed that he wants to agree with Xavi who says of him that ‘for me, he is a player important'”, continues the Catalan newspaper.

Chosen best player of the match by the Catalan radio

“He wasn’t in his best form during his first three years, but Frenkie doesn’t give up and wants to fight”, concludes the article, far from the many transfer rumors broadcast daily by the Catalan press, which announced on Saturday that Barça wanted force De Jong to leave, landing Bernardo Silva in Catalonia. At the thought of showing him that he wouldn’t have playing time.

Entering the match for just over 30 minutes, he still got a score of 6 (out of 10) from Sport, which also underlined his contribution: “He gave another tone to the team’s play in midfield, more dynamic and vertical. The The Dutchman hasn’t lost his concentration despite all the rumors about his future and that’s a point in his favour.” Catalan radio RAC1 also named him the best player of the match (Barca side), despite his 38 minutes on the pitch.

“If he stays, he will have an important role”, announces Xavi

At the end of the match, Xavi could only congratulate his player, always remaining cautious about his future. The Catalan press had just leaked that the Blaugrana coach would not have De Jong for the future and does not see him as the successor of Busquets, in trouble on Saturday afternoon against Rayo and who ended up excluded at the end of the game. .

“We must highlight the attitude with which Frenkie De Jong entered, underlines Xavi at a press conference. It is not a replacement. It is important, I have already said several times that it is very important for us. If he stays, he will have an important role.” If the press continues to assure that Busquets’ replacement during his suspension should be Miralem Pjanic, the Dutchman wants to sow doubts and show until the end that he can succeed at Barça.

A standing ovation from Camp Nou in training

At an exceptionally full Camp Nou in August, despite the rain, Frenkie de Jong was also cheered on by the fans as he warmed up in the stands. Welcome encouragement for the Dutchman, who smiled and then applauded in the direction of the public. On his Instagram account, he posted a simple photo of himself, with no caption. In the comments we can read from the fans: “Please stay”, “Our best midfielder”, “Very good performance today, we are still together”.

Also on Twitter, followers compare the performances of the starting midfielder, namely Busquets, Gavi and Pedri, with those of the Dutchman. And according to many, Frenkie de Jong should start for the remainder of the season. A video showing him walking around Dembélé with the ball also caused a stir among fans.

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