De Jong singles out one major advantage of Valverde
- The Dutchman praises Valverde for his tactical abilities.
- He also appreciates Ernesto's coaching experience.
- However, the two haven't had any talks on De Jong's future position yet.
Frenkie De Jong admires Ernesto Valverde and his coaching experience.
"Valverde is a very good coach tactically. I like him because of his personality, he is calm. He has a lot of experience in football and knows exactly what he has to do," tells Barca's young newcomer to Sport.
Still, when speaking about Frenkie's future position on the pitch, De Jong confesses that the two haven't had any specific discussions about it.
"Talked to him about my position? We have not spoken so specifically. I speak for myself and I think I can play in any position in midfield. That is my idea."
Just to remind, Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde lost in the UEFA Champions League play-off stage twice after their opponents managed to produce unbelievable comebacks, first Roma in 2018, then Liverpool in 2019.
Does it make sense to call Ernesto "a very good tactical coach", even if it is said by a newcomer?