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UCL: He plays football like postman – Van der Vaart slams Barcelona star

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Former Real Madrid midfielder, Rafael van der Vaart, has hit out at Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong after his performance in his side’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg 1-1 draw against Napoli on Wednesday night.

Van der Vaart said De Jong plays football like a postman, adding that he takes too long to pass the ball forward.

De Jong started the Champions League game as usual for Barcelona in midfield, with goals from Robert Lewandowski and Victor Osimhen for their respective clubs at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

The Netherlands international completed 71/75 passes, made one key pass and completed 3/3 long balls against Napoli.

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However, Van der Vaart was not too impressed with his fellow compatriot.

“Frenkie de Jong plays football like a postman. He takes too long to pass the ball forward, instead, he keeps on running and taking it to his teammate,” Van der Vaart said (via Barca Universal).

“Once you get away from your opponent, you have to keep the ball moving and pass the ball!”





Source link: Daily Post

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