Frenkie de Jong is happy that La Liga is returning this week and is aiming to maintain top place with Barcelona.

After a two month absence due to Corona Virus, La Liga returns this week with Barcelona facing Mallorca on Saturday.

Speaking to AFP news agency, De Jong said, “It feels good to be back. I was back in the Netherlands during the lockdown. In retrospect, I am happy with that, because I could do more there than in Spain. Now I’m glad we start again. Stress? No, we are looking forward to it. It is very different. This has never happened before in football. We are going to play matches every three days, it will be tough. “

Barcelona are top and the team to beat, “The last round before we stopped we took back first place but we weren’t in our best shape. The league was changing a lot, we weren’t consistent but Madrid weren’t either. I think we have already progressed since the new coach came in. You saw the team was already growing and I think we will be a better team than the one you saw before the suspension.”

The midfielder is aware his own performances can be better, “I have played some games that were good and others that were average or below average even. I had a bad period, I never played really badly I don’t think, but I know I can do a lot better.”

De Jong is also happy that Luis Suarez is back fit again, “I am very happy with that. Luis made a fit impression during training. He is ready to play. I think his influence is underestimated. Take a look at the statistics. He is perhaps the best striker in the world when you look at goals and assists. He has always been a world-class player, no doubt about that. “




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