Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has offered his thoughts on his debut campaign at the Camp Nou, with the Dutchman happy with how things have gone so far.

The 22-year-old moved from Ajax to Barcelona last summer after putting in some excellent performances in the Champions League, yet thus far the Catalan side's supporters have mainly seen glimpses of De Jong's talent rather than week in, week out.

"Despite it being my first season, I am playing a lot and I am very happy," De Jong told Barcelona's YouTube channel.

"However, I know that it could be better, and I can play better than I have so far.

"All the players are really good. The one who has surprised me is Ansu Fati, because I didn't know about him. He is real quality."

De Jong was asked a series of questions about which of his teammates would do what, which led to some interesting responses.

Most likely to... Do the most exercise?

"Martin Braithwaite seems to be a personal trainer. He is doing a lot of exercise," he said.

Most likely to... watch the most TV?

"Sergi Roberto," he responded.

Most likely to... learn a new skill?

"[Gerard] Pique. He's always doing lots of stuff." De Jong stated.

Most likely to... write a book?

"[Marc-Andre] Ter Stegen," he said.

Most likely to... to grow their hair?

"[Antoine] Griezmann. He was doing it before lockdown," De Jong replied.

The midfielder returned to the Netherlands due to the coronavirus pandemic and he has informed Barcelona's fans about the current situation in his home country.

"I was able to get back to the Netherlands before lockdown," De Jong noted.

"The situation here is very different because you can still go out and last few days the weather has been good.

Nevertheless, I try to be at home a lot.

"I don't really have an established routine, but I try to have a little order: first we go out for a walk with the dog, then I have breakfast and then I do some running on the treadmill. Then I watch some series on TV and play with Jager, my dog.

"The coaches send me daily programmes and they also ask us how it is has gone. It's good for us; we stay in shape, not like before, but as best we can.

"My girlfriend does the cooking. These days I am eating a little less than usual as I am training less. I watch what I eat and drink.

"I miss the day to day routine; going to the club's training ground and seeing my teammates.

"It's difficult to sit at home and wait for everything to be ok, but we have to do it. We have to be patient and we will be back training soon."

Sezione: Primer equipo / Data: Mar 07 aprile 2020 a las 03:00 / Fuente: Marca
Autore: Stefano Bentivogli
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