Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde has praised Frenkie de Jong but also feels the midfielder can offer more.

The Dutch international has earned almost constant rave reviews for his performances since joining Barcelona from Ajax in the summer.

However, speaking to the Barcelona website, Valverde pointed out an area in which De Jong needs to improve his game.

He said, “Frenkie de Jong covers a lot of ground and he is playing well. However, he still has more to give, especially inside the opponents’ box.”

De Jong has played in all 16 La Liga matches so far this season, but only scored one goal.

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