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Frenkie de Jong compliments Barcelona’s Xavi Hernandez

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Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong recently praised Xavi Hernandez’s leadership at the club. The Dutch player has been a regular in the Catalan side’s midfield since his arrival in 2019 and has witnessed firsthand the impact of the former Barca captain, who now coaches Qatar Stars League side Al-Sadd.

Xavi Hernandez is consider one of the greatest midfielders of all time and play a pivotal role in Barcelona’s success during his time at the club. He won numerous trophies, including eight La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies. It was part of the team that won six titles in one season under Pep Guardiola.

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Frenkie de Jong, who arrived at the club two years ago, has already established himself as a vital player in the Barcelona midfield. Despite the team’s struggles in recent years, the 24-year-old has consistently performed at a high level. It is widely regarded as one of the best young midfielders in the world.

In a recent interview, de Jong spoke about the impact of Xavi Hernandez at the club and praised his leadership qualities. “Xavi is a legend at this club and his influence is still felt today,” de Jong said. “He was a great leader on the pitch and now he is doing a great job coaching. He knows what it takes to win at this club and that is something that can’t be taught.”

What did Frenkie de Jong say about Xavi Hernandez?

De Jong’s comments highlight the importance of leadership in football and how it can have a significant impact on a team’s success. Xavi Hernandez was for his ability to control games from midfield and his leadership qualities were crucial in helping. Barcelona dominate European football for a number of years.

As a former Barcelona player himself, de Jong has an appreciation for the club’s philosophy and style of play. He has been a key figure in Ronald Koeman’s side this season. Helping the team reach the final of the Copa del Rey and competing for a top-four finish in La Liga.

However, the Dutchman admits that the team has not been at their best this season. He has struggled to find consistency. “We know that we haven’t been at our best this season and we need to improve,” de Jong said. “But we have the quality and the talent to turn things around. I am confident that we can still achieve our objectives this season.”

Barcelona have a rich history of producing world-class midfielders and the club’s current crop of players are no exception. Alongside de Jong, the likes of Sergio Busquets. Pedri have been impressive this season and have shown glimpses of the Barcelona of old.

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