Valverde rues De Jong red card in Barcelona draw

Valverde rues De Jong red card in Barcelona draw

The Catalans coach lamented their inability to kill off the derby with a late sending off ultimately costing his side all three points Ernesto Valverde said Frenkie de Jong’s sending-off hurt Barcelona at a crucial moment in their 2-2 derby draw with Espanyol and noted his side’s difficulties in killing off games. The Blaugrana came from … Read more…

Frenkie de Jong admits Premier League a 'higher level' than La Liga

Frenkie de Jong admits Premier League a ‘higher level’ than La Liga

The Dutch star was wanted in England and concedes the intensity there does make the competition slightly superior to Spain’s top flight Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong believes the Premier League is at a “slightly higher level” than La Liga. The former Ajax prodigy moved to Spain over the summer and has quickly cemented his … Read more…

De Jong: I never doubted I could play alongside Messi & Suarez at Barcelona

De Jong: I never doubted I could play alongside Messi & Suarez at Barcelona

The 22-year-old Netherlands international initially struggled for form after moving from Ajax in the summer, but he now feels well settled in Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong says he never doubted he would be able to make the step up after joining the Catalan champions from Ajax this summer. The 22-year-old made the switch from … Read more…