When you are the forward of a club As the BarcelonaAll eyes are on in you. If it has also touched you ‘inherit’ one of the holes it has left Messi on the squad this summer, the pressure that falls about one is tremendous. Something similar must be feeling at the beginning of the season Luuk De Jong.
The dutch arrived at the last minute (literally) this summer, from Sevilla. An operation that also ended Griezmann at Atlético de Madrid. By the way, another striker who, although he did not finish completely, gave more performance than dutch. Because so far it is showing that Barcelona is too big for him.
At first his signing was not understood much. He is a striker little mobile, finisher and that in Spain has never been characterized for being a scorer. In fact, it was substitute for En-Nesyri at Sevilla. An En-Nesyri who shared the lead in Leganés … with Braithwaite !!! But that would give for another article.
His main endorsement in the club is Koeman, who knows him from PSV and the Dutch national team. A Koeman whose position It has been in question for months and that it seems that it will be a long time on the tightrope. A Koeman who, so far, is giving good Luuk all the confidence you can.
At the moment, it is not showing too. Has played 387 minutes spread over 7 games this season and barely scored 1 goal, in the win against I raised (3-0). It is very little baggage for a Barcelona forward. Yesterday it was already whistled by the Camp Nou public and has missed several goals sung this season. Not even head shots come out, which was one of the strong points in which Koeman defended him.
In a position that they have passed through Luis Suarez, Henry, Larsson, Villa, Eto’o or even himself Ibrahimovic In the last 15 years, the bar is very high for a player like Luuk de Jong. It looks like this year he’s going to have a pretty bad time.
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