- Barca coach Ronald Koeman criticized Frenkie de Jong’s poor efficiency towards Sevilla final weekend
- De Jong admitted that he did not carry out nicely and known as himself “mediocre”
- The Dutch midfielder is trying to bounce again in Netherlands’ UEFA Nations League match towards Italy
Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong has responded to teach Ronald Koeman’s criticism, admitting that he wasn’t at his greatest type through the membership’s latest matchup with Sevilla.
On Oct. 4, Barcelona dropped factors at residence for the primary time this season within the 1-1 draw against Sevilla. After the match, Koeman criticized De Jong’s efficiency throughout a press convention, saying, “He misplaced too many balls and has not been wonderful like his different team-mates,” Goal reported.
Forward of the Netherlands’ match towards Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday, De Jong mentioned that he agrees with his Barca coach’s evaluation and considers himself a fringe participant in that match.
“I didn’t play on the prime degree towards Sevilla,” De Jong instructed reporters. “I used to be solely mediocre. How is my type? We’ll see, however I really feel good.”
Regardless of his poor efficiency towards Sevilla, De Jong has saved his head excessive and is now wanting ahead to bouncing again within the worldwide stage. The Netherlands, De Jong’s residence nation, is set to face Italy on Wednesday within the UEFA Nations League.
Throughout the press convention, the midfield sensation additionally had a message for his worldwide teammates, reminding them to not be too assured.
“Now we have to be reasonable and never anticipate the Netherlands to dominate and win each recreation,” the Dutchman warned. “We need to aspire to that. I believe we’ve many gamers who’re already world class and are already first price. Now we have different proficient younger gamers who can develop with the squad.”
Whereas he’s wanting to show that the Netherlands workforce continues to be a sensational squad, De Jong can also be conscious that they’ve loads of room for enchancment.
“We’re an excellent workforce however whenever you see some particulars you notice that there are nonetheless elements by which we’ve to develop,” he added. “We have to enhance tactically and in our understanding. We need to present Bosnia that there’s nonetheless magic with us.”
Koeman, in the meantime, has confirmed that Barca is specializing in creating its youthful gamers similar to Ansu Fati and Francisco Trincao as he addressed Luis Suarez’s departure.
“I am good with Luis [Suarez], however the membership felt that we needed to rejuvenate,” Koeman just lately instructed NOS. “You may see that now within the workforce. Ansu Fati performs, he’s 17 years outdated. Now we have Pedri, 17 years outdated, who will get his possibilities. Ronald Araujo is there on the age of 21. Trincao falls in loads and is 20 years outdated, and we’ve taken Sergino Dest, who’s 19. These are all gamers for the longer term.”