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Van Gaal: De Jong is the rightful successor to Busquets at Barcelona

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal believes that his compatriot and Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong is the best successor to the defensive midfield position following the departure of Sergio Busquets.

In recent months, Busquets will leave Barcelona at the end of the current season, taking into account the criticism he received from the press and fans regarding his low technical level.

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Van Gaal revealed his thoughts in an interview with the Dutch network “NOS” and said: “I said earlier that Frenkie is the best replacement for Busquets if he leaves Barcelona.”

He continued: “Every time De Jong plays in Busquets’ place, he is at his best technically and physically on the pitch.”

He added: “Frinken’s role is also very important for us in the Dutch national team. If the opponent wants to prevent us from building attacks, De Jong attacks the defense with his passes and penetration between the lines. He has vision in reading the pitch and delivering balls to the attackers in front of the goal. “.

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