3.- Frenkie de Jong plays better without Busquets.
Frenkie de Jong vs Sevilla
93% pass accuracy
1 key pass
6/6 dribbles won
1 tackle won
2 blocked shots
9/11 duels won
We finally get to see the real Frenkie de Jong! 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/ZzDs8Lf3oZ
— FootballTalentScout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) October 6, 2019
The Dutch midfielder was having problems performing well for FC Barcelona next to other players who are forming a competitive midfield.
Sergio Busquets clearly gets in the way of De Jong’s unique abilities, he clearly plays the exact same position as the Catalan player.
Frenkie offers a fresh approach to what Barcelona can get with Sergio.
The fact that he plays so well next to Arturo Vidal and Arthur Melo, is another major reason why manager Ernesto Valverde should already start the transition between Frenkie and Sergio.
The veteran players are already old enough to start giving their place to the new generations, unless we are talking about Leo Messi.