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Koeman hails matchwinner De Jong

Thu 28 January 2021 | 8:31

Barcelona beat Segunda side Rayo Vallecano 2-1 in a Copa del Rey clash yesterday thanks to the goals from Lionel Messi and Frenkie De Jong.

“We played well,”

Ronald

Koeman

said to the post-match interview

. “We played our match. The opponent did things well, but despite this we created quite a few clear opportunities.

“After going 1-0 down, we reacted well and won the match. We were even able to score more goals. The most important thing is that we have won the tie.”

Frenkie

de

Jong

is shining in his new more advanced midfield role, the manager praised him saying: “

We need him.

“We need our midfielders to be offensive, and he helps build from the back. We’ve spoken with him to help his offensive game and score more than one goal per season. He’s more complete now than when he played for Ajax.”

Given

Barcelona’s

current La Liga position, this match was more important for them as they’re eying a possible silverware for this season.


source: SportMob

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