Frenkie de Jong has called for change after Barcelona’s 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich on Friday.

The Dutch international played the full ninety minutes as Barcelona were humiliated in the Champions League quarter-finals.

After the game, De Jong told Spanish television, “I think this game has shown that there are a lot of problems in the team. There is a lot to change. This is difficult for the fans to accept. I also want to say sorry to them.

“We believed we could beat Bayern. They took the lead, but we then had a few good chances. But they were much better. I don’t think it has to do with talent, but more with intensity and a willingness to work hard.

“How we played is a shame. A shame for a club like Barcelona, ​​with the players we have. After half an hour they had already scored four. Then you are disappointed at half time, but do you still believe there is a chance. In the second half we were even worse, however. Only in the final phase do you really realise what a disaster this is. “

De Jong thinks things need to change all around the club, “I am not on the board, I do not make the decisions, but it is clear that something has to change. Not just one thing, because there are a lot of problems. But we already knew that before this game.”

Reports in Spain are claiming that coach Quique Setien and director Eric Abidal are set to be sacked.

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