Frenkie de Jong showed that he can get forward and get his name on the scoresheet during Barcelona’s 3-2 win away at Real Betis on Sunday night, but the midfielder’s former coach at Ajax, Erik ten Hag, is not in favour of this new role for the 22-year-old.
Instead, Ten Hag argues that De Jong’s qualities are best exploited by having him orchestrate things from deep.
“He’s not a goalscorer,” Ten Hag explained on the Dutch TV show ‘Rondo’ on Ziggo Sport.
“He’s the player who supplies… who supplies the teammates who give the assists or who score goals from their position
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