Frenkie de Jong: “I think he is one of the best players in the world”

FC Barcelona despatched Frenkie de Jong to the press convention on Tuesday afternoon for the Champions League return in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain. The Orange-international spoke about Neymar and Ilaix Moriba, amongst others.

PSG has confirmed that Neymar may even miss the return in opposition to his former membership Barça attributable to a thigh harm. “I feel he is probably the greatest gamers on this planet. If he cannot play, that is higher for us”, De Jong responds. “It is all the time a bit simpler with out Neymar.”

De Jong was additionally requested in regards to the growth of eighteen-year-old Ilaix Moriba, who scored his first purpose for Barcelona in opposition to Osasuna final weekend. “It would not shock me. I see him each day at coaching after which you’ll be able to see that he has high quality. He’s younger and has to maintain working exhausting, however it’s clear that he has an excellent future right here.”

Regardless of the busy Barça program, De Jong isn’t apprehensive about his health. The Dutchman performs nearly all the things. “I really feel excellent. We prepare nicely and I’ve no complaints. That is crucial factor. I’ve performed lots of minutes and I wish to proceed like this.”

Barça has to brush away a 1-4 defeat from the primary assembly with PSG within the eighth finals of the Champions League on Wednesday night in Paris.

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