Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Frenkie de Jong Compares LaLiga with the Premier League
DBasia.news – Frenkie de Jong, Barcelona midfielder, compares the games in the Premier League and LaLiga. LaLiga is more technical, but the quality of Premier League competition is better.
The former Ajax midfielder moved to Spain in the summer and quickly solidified his position in Ernesto Valverde’s squad.
The 22-year-old player has made 18 appearances at LaLiga and scored one goal, and contributed two assists to help Barcelona top LaLiga.
After adjusting well in Spain, De Jong observed that the Premier League had a slightly better level though not very technical.
“I used to think that LaLiga is the strongest football league in the world. You can see their dominance in European competitions, “De Jong told Mirror.
“Spanish clubs are always making progress and often win major trophies, the Champions League and the Europa League.”
“However, the English Premier League has gained strength over the last few years.”
“In terms of pure technicality, LaLiga is better. But because of its intensity, competition in the UK is at a slightly higher level.”
De Jong could actually join the Premier League this season if Manchester City fulfilled Pep Guardiola’s wishes.
Dutch national team coach, Ronald Koeman, revealed that City coach was a great admirer of De Jong last season.
“I have long discussed two names with Pep, both being Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt,” Koeman said.
“Pep really likes the type of midfielder such as Frenkie. He wants to know everything about him. “
“Frenkie is now one of the best midfielders in the world. His greatest quality? He has the ability to wait a second or two before he decides what he will do with the ball.”
While he might have some famous admirers abroad, Valverde recently stressed that he expects more from De Jong in La Liga this season.
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