Ronald Koeman sees Frenkie de Jong as one of many supporting gamers of his workforce, however the FC Barcelona coach believes that the midfielder could make a fair higher contribution from a extra attacking perspective.
‘Settle for that we can not all the time win’
“He’s the participant who all the time takes care of the build-up from behind. However he additionally has the qualities to be extra offensive,” mentioned Koeman on the press convention on Tuesday within the run-up to Wednesday’s league sport in opposition to Actual Sociedad.
“Frenkie is quick on the ball and has the qualities to seek out the areas. Along with his sport intelligence, he should be extra vital within the enemy half. We’re working laborious on that.”
De Jong was within the beginning line-up in all eleven league matches of Barcelona this season, however has not but scored. Solely as soon as was the previous Ajax participant the principal for a objective. He additionally got here to 1 help within the Champions League.
Ronald Koeman tries to mood expectations. (Picture: Professional Pictures)
Barcelona is at present engaged on a really tough season. Sunday’s 1-0 in opposition to Levante was solely the fifth victory for the present quantity eight of La Liga. With Actual Sociedad, the stunning chief of Spain awaits on Wednesday, though that workforce has performed two extra video games than Barcelona.
“Sociedad is a powerful workforce, with many guys who’ve identified one another for years. We should put a variety of stress when they’re in possession of the ball. And above all we should radiate a variety of confidence.”
“The stress is gigantic right here, everyone seems to be demanding that you simply win each match. However the scenario of the membership is completely different in the mean time and it needs to be accepted that we can not all the time win.”
The match in opposition to Actual Sociedad is the second of three dwelling video games in a row for Barcelona. Valencia would be the opponent in Camp Nou on Saturday.