FC Barcelona is leaving good feelings in this preseason. For now, the three friendlies played by the Catalans have been settled with three resounding victories and Barcelona is excited about the season ahead.
In an interview exclusively for the newspaper SportDutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong has confirmed those good feelings and goes one step further, he believes that this season he can win an important title with the Barça team.
“I think that for this season we have improved the squad, we are growing as a team, it is also the second year of the coach and usually you improve when it is the second year. I think that next year we will have opportunities to fight and win important titles. There are always to be optimistic. The culé can be optimistic “, confessed.
“The atmosphere is very good now. There is a lot of quality, the young people have talent and the squad is very strong this year. We are going to fight for everything. We have people with a lot of experience and a lot of quality and young players with a lot of talent and want to show it.” .
This will be the Dutchman’s third season at Barcelona and he is having more and more weight in the dressing room: “I feel very good at the moment. We are preparing for LaLiga and I think we are growing every day and every week. It is difficult to say in what I have improved, but I think I have grown a lot as a person and as a footballer as well. And I want to continue growing. “
The Dutch player has had words of praise for the two compatriots who are at the club, coach Ronaldo Koeman and one of the new signings, Memphis Depay, whom he knows very well from the Dutch national team.
“My relationship with the coach is very good, I know him from the Netherlands team and he asks me to take responsibility and improve every year. I try to play as I have always played all my life. Of course I want to improve, but my football style it’s still the same, “he said of his coach.
“He is a player with a lot of quality, he can give us a lot because he has dribbling, goals, he can give assists, he works for the team. I think he improves the squad. Memphis is good in the group, the group is good with him and he is integrating well. It is also easier when you play well and that helps a lot, “he added about the forward.
Finally, De Jong spoke about the homegrown players who are playing the preseason with the first team and he only had good words for them: “All young people have a lot of quality. When you have quality you can play in all teams. Of course with the With age you improve, you grow, but they have a lot of quality and I see them already playing in the first team, “he concluded.