"If Messi gives you advice, you have to listen to it"


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Updated: 06/07/2020 18: 49h
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Related newsThe Dutch player of Barcelona Frenkie De Jong stated that he is learning a lot at the Barça club, especially from the Argentine Lionel Messi, of whom he said that "if he gives you advice, you have to listen to him." interview given to the Euro Football Podcast program on the BBC Radio 5 Live station, the midfielder reviewed the situation of his team before the resumption of the Spanish LaLiga and his feelings in the first year as a Barça player. «If he (Messi) is talking to you and he gives you some advice you have to listen to him because is by far the best player in the world . If he gives you advice, you listen to him. Sometimes it tells you that you have to be deeper or stand outside. They are small things, but they make the difference, ”he revealed. In his first season as a Barça player, the midfielder has mainly occupied the indoor position, playing with a scheme of three midfielders, with a different role than when he played in his country. " In Ajax and in the Netherlands team I had a different role because we played with a double six (with a double pivot)," he said. In this sense, he admitted that the adaptation is being positive, although He specified that he can still improve: "I play better when I am not the most defensive midfielder, but neither the most offensive." On the return of the LaLiga Santander, he assured that the training sessions of the last weeks are being intense and that "perhaps" the team Barca is "better" than before the break due to the coronavirus pandemic. « The training sessions are intense and perhaps we are better than when we stopped . I feel that there is something special to come, "said the Netherlands international. At one point in the conversation, the former Ajax player elaborated on what his signing for Barcelona was like:" At first I did not have the feeling that Barcelona really He loved me, but they told me that he had a good opportunity to be a starter and it was very easy for me. ”He pointed out that he does not regret having signed for the Catalan club and highlighted the quality of life he has in Barcelona. "Sometimes driving to training you see the weather and it is those moments when you think: It is what I have always wanted since I was a child, it is a dream ", he added. Jong recalled the photo he published a few days ago on his Instagram account in solidarity for the death of African-American George Floyd in the United States, where you could see an image of the celebration of a goal he made with his teammate Georginio Wijnaldum uniting arms in a match against Estonia in 2019. « It is very sad that things like this continue », he said in reference to the death of Floyd victim of police violence, and stressed that the sport can have « an important role »in the fight against racism. Themes

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