When talking about style and Barcelona, you have to be very careful since we are talking, according to the Barça club itself, about the cradle of style and touch football. That is why it is very surprising that a player with the talent of Frenkie De Jong sends a hint from the concentration with his National Team speaking precisely of that, of the style.
After beating Belgium 4-1 and signing a very good individual performance, De Jong surprised with some statements that we don’t know if they will do much thanks to Xavi Hernández, his coach at the Camp Nou. “I play very differently here than at Barça. I think this suits me much better”, Frenkie commented on the NOS network.
De Jong did not leave it there and clarified why he feels more comfortable with Louis Van Gaal’s Holland: “I like to be the first player to receive the ball from defenders and connect with the attack.”
It must be remembered that Frenkie De Jong’s individual year with Barcelona has not been good and that he has undergone several style changes playing under Ronald Koeman and later under the tutelage of Xavi Hernández. With neither of them has he finished finding the best version of himself.