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De Jong: I can take steps forward and keep growing

Tue 15 June 2021 | 14:58

Barcelona playmaker De Jong admits that he was ‘just an ordinary player’ in his first year at Barca.

Much was expected from

Frenkie de Jong

who left




in the summer of 2019 on a €75 million deal.

The Dutchman, however, failed to live up to expectations and could not play at the same level he did at Johan Cruyff ArenA for three years.

De Jong, who won Copa del Rey with Barcelona in his debut year at Camp Nou, has opened up about his first year with Blaugrana, saying he was just ‘an ordinary player’.

The 24-year-old, who is currently away on international duty with the Netherlands, told

Voetbal International


"My first year at Barça was fine, I played a lot of minutes, but in my opinion, I was just an ordinary player.

"This year I've been able to show myself better and played better in a lot of games, although I still think I can take steps forward and keep growing.

"I hope we still see a better De Jong."

source: SportMob