Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde sent praise to Frenkie de Jong. Newer Dutch player was performed quite nicely in a friendly match against Arsenal in the Joan Gamper Trophy at Camp Nou, Monday morning WIB (05/08/2019).
Barcelona beat Arsenal by a score of 2-1. Arsenal took the lead through Mesut Ozil's goal in the 37th minute. Barcelona turned ahead through an own goal by Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the 69th minute and followed by Luis Suarez in the 90th minute.
In this match there is one new player El Barca who is quite striking, namely Frenkie de Jong. The potential young midfielder was even crowned Man of the Match, defeating Antoine Griezmann.
This match also became a debut for Frenkie de Jong to appear at Camp Nou. The former Ajax Amsterdam player was deemed deft in all aspects, from closing the gap to anticipating the game by winning the ball in a tense situation.
That made the coach commend Frenkie de Jong's contribution to Barcelona. Valverde admitted the Blaugrana was not in vain after buying it for 75 million euros (Rp1, 2 trillion) in the transfer market this summer.
"He always wants to know and develop. He is deft and always wants the ball. He does not overplay in difficult situations, "said Ernesto Valverde, as reported by Tribal Football on Monday (5/8/2019).
"He can work harder and give us more speed. "He's a good recruitment for Barcelona," Valverde added.
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