FC Barcelona Star Frenkie De Jong Faces Criticism from Dutch Legends

FC Barcelona sensation Frenkie de Jong has come under fire from two Dutch football legends in recent weeks. Euro 88 winner Ruud Gullit and World Cup 2010 finalist Wesley Sneijder both criticized the midfielder on Dutch television shows.

Sneijder, appearing on the talk show De Oranjezomer, questioned De Jong’s playing style and consistency. He emphasized that De Jong is more of a ‘6’ than a ’10’ and highlighted his lack of impact in recent seasons.

Gullit, on the other hand, urged De Jong to take matters into his own hands and improve his teammates on the field. He labeled De Jong as a ‘ghost’ and called for a more assertive approach from the young star.

These comments add to the previous criticism from AC Milan legend Ruud Gullit and former Real Madrid player Rafael Van der Vaart. Van der Vaart had compared De Jong’s playing style to that of a postman, urging him to pass the ball quickly and efficiently.

With the upcoming Euros in Germany, De Jong will have the opportunity to prove his critics wrong and showcase his worth both for the national team and FC Barcelona under new head coach Hansi Flick.

Frenkie de Jong is a professional footballer from the Netherlands who currently plays for FC Barcelona and the Dutch national team. He began his career at Willem II before moving to Ajax, where he rose to prominence and earned a transfer to Barcelona in 2019. De Jong has won numerous domestic and international titles, establishing himself as one of the brightest young talents in world football.