Frenkie de Jong has shrugged off the doubts from his first season at Barcelona and is performing at a high level in his second season in Spanish football.
The Dutchman has been particularly important in attack in this month of January, becoming a key offensive weapon for Ronald Koeman and looking more and more like the player who shone at Ajax.
Koeman has changed things around recently to push De Jong closer to the opposition penalty area and both Dutchmen have been open in saying that this is the main reason for the improvement in the midfielder’s attacking numbers.
In this month of January so far, he has four goals – against Huesca, Real Sociedad, Elche and Rayo Vallecano – and also has two assists – against Athletic Club and against Elche.
“I don’t know how many more goals I’ll score,” he said after the Copa del Rey win over Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday, but he doesn’t look like slowing down. Continue reading