Koeman once more praises De Jong for scoring: ‘He’s heading in the right direction’

FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman could be very happy with the present type of Frenkie de Jong on the Catalan membership. The midfielder was once more correct within the semi-final of the Spanish Tremendous Cup in opposition to Actual Sociedad on Wednesday.

‘De Jong higher and extra full than at Ajax’

The 23-year-old De Jong had a number one function within the match within the Basque Nation (1-1), which Barcelona received after penalties (2-3). The Orange-international signed for 0-1 simply earlier than half-time and shot his penalty within the sequence on the publish. That mistake in the end had no penalties.

It was De Jong’s third purpose up to now eight video games. The previous Ajax participant was the facility winner at SD Huesca in the beginning of January (0-1) and likewise scored in opposition to Actual Sociedad in mid-December (2-1 victory).

“He is an amazing participant,” stated Koeman after the match in opposition to Spanish media. “However I’ve stated earlier than {that a} midfielder must also come into the field. You can’t solely anticipate the attackers to attain. Frenkie scored once more and is heading in the right direction.”

Koeman beforehand introduced that he had spoken with De Jong a few extra attacking function for the correct foot within the midfield of Barcelona. De Jong appears to love the brand new function and his good enjoying has not escaped the Spanish media.

“The step ahead that he needed to make has now develop into a agency step ahead”, writes The sports activities world. “De Jong is even a greater and extra full participant than in his interval at Ajax. A dialog with Ronald Koeman appears to have liberated him.”

Additionally The newspaper is filled with reward for De Jong. “At 23, he’s bodily in a position to transfer from penalty space to penalty space. He is been constantly performing nicely currently, as we anticipated from him.”

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