Frenkie de Jong feels it is a shame that he never got the chance to meet Johan Cruyff as he notices how big an impact the Oranje legend had at Barcelona.

Speaking to UEFA.com, De Jong said, “Unfortunately I never met Johan Cruijff

“That is a pity, but I feel his influence: at Ajax and now at Barcelona. You notice that he has had a major impact. The way people talk about him, including those who have worked with him or experienced him, shows what kind of special person he was. “

“You really notice that at Barcelona. If you talk about football here and you say you are from the Netherlands, then his name comes up very quickly. His vision of football has had an enormous influence. They are eternally grateful to him here.”

On playing at Barcelona, De Jong added, “Barça is an incredible club and I have always wanted to play here. You feel that you can always win the Champions League with Barça. We have not always shown our quality, but I notice that there has been improvement in it lately. Hopefully we find our top form on time. ”




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