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Frenkie De Jong's Pre-Match Routine Shows His Elite Mentality

Frenkie De Jong's Pre-Match Routine Shows His Elite Mentality

Frenkie de Jong's attention to detail before matches has been highlighted and it shows how important he is to Barcelona.

The Dutch midfielder joined Barca in the summer and he has become a key player for Ernesto Valverde's side.

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He has featured in all of Barcelona's league games this season and is clearly one that the La Liga champions are looking to build upon for the future.

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When you see the way he prepares for games and his influences on Barcelona, you can see why.

Per Sport, de Jong reportedly has an obsession with perfecting his performances and will often watch repeats of games to fine tune his game.


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In addition, the 22-year-old has an excellent relationship with the club analysts and reportedly knew the clubs playing style 'by heart' immediately.

He also receives information about opponents before a game and then asks for a video to detail possible improvements after games.

Per Sport, sources inside the club state,

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"He is never satisfied with what he does. He is a born perfectionist and he demands himself a lot. He has a very special culture about his work and how to understand football."



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"He is ready for everything and loves to get up. His speed in the pass is impressive because the efficiency is almost one hundred percent. "

"He has an innate talent to direct the ball with incredible precision. When he receives, he already knows where he is going to put it."

He has functioned in a variety of roles during his brief Barca career, whether it's playing at the base of the midfield or in a more advanced position.

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At a club like Barcelona, buying into the philosophy is key and it seems that de Jong has nailed it.

It's clear that he is on the path to becoming one of the world's best midfielders.

Topics: Football News, de Jong, News, Barcelona, Frenkie De Jong, La Liga, Barca

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