De Jong a key part of Koeman's plans

De Jong a key part of Koeman's plans

The Dutchman has played the most minutes of any FC Barcelona star this season

Frenkie de Jong has been almost an ever-present for FC Barcelona under coach Ronald Koeman, having been picked more than any other player this season by his fellow Dutchman. This is due to his exceptional performances during the current campaign, and his ability to stay relatively injury-free. 

DE JONG – 3,610 minutes
MESSI – 3,292 minutes
JORDI ALBA – 3,252 minutes
GRIEZMANN – 3,028 minutes
TER STEGEN – 3,000 minutes

De Jong es el hombre más utilizado por Koeman.
De Jong has played most under coach Ronald Koeman

Versatile and effective

Although Pedri is the squad member with the most games played this term, with 42, De Jong is just one behind the teenage sensation. His versatility has also been a forté, as Koeman has fielded him in the centre of the midfield and also in the defence, covering for Gerard Piqué and Ronald Araujo during their time on the sidelines.

When playing in more attacking positions, he has also stood out as a goalscorer. His arrivals from the second line of attack have provided Barça with six strikes this season -triple his tally from last year.

The king of the pass

His high level of participation in team play has made him the player with the most passes in all of LaLiga, topping a list that features several FC Barcelona players. 

DE JONG – 2,129 passes
PAREJO – 2,000 passes
SERGIO BUSQUETS – 1,880 passes
KROOS – 1,865 passes
JORDI ALBA – 1.821 passes
KOKE – 1,736 passes
MESSI – 1,703 passes

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