The Barça midfielder has made his self-criticism within the Catalan club and is “mediocre”.
Barca’s team as a whole suffered at home to Sevilla (1-1) in La Liga before the international break, but De Jong analyzed his own performance and did so without any complacency.
“I did not play the best against Sevilla, I was just mediocre. We will see what form I am in on Sunday, but I feel good,” he told the Batavian media.
Words that echo those of his coach in Catalonia and former national team coach, Ronald Koeman.
“Frenkie knows he has lost too many balls, balls he would not normally lose. I would not say he was not the best because he was good against Villarreal (4-0) and Celta (3-0). But “Today, like others, he was not effective with the ball,” said the Barça coach at the final whistle of Barça-Sevilla.