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Frenkie de Jong admits to early-season Barcelona struggles

De Jong admits to early-season Barca struggles
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Frenkie de Jong vows to come good for Barcelona after struggling to show his best form for the club since arriving from Ajax.

Frenkie de Jong has insisted that he will come good for Barcelona after struggling to show his best form for the club in the early stages of the 2019-20 campaign.

The Netherlands international joined the Spanish champions from Ajax during the summer and has featured in all three of Barca's La Liga fixtures this term.

However, the 22-year-old has struggled to make his mark for a team that has won just once in the league this season.

"Things went well in pre-season, but I have to say I haven't played my best game in the competitive fixtures," De Jong told De Telegraaf. "The football is very different from what I am used to. I had the fewest touches against Real Betis, when usually it's the other way around.

"People panic, but I don't. I've been a bit flat so far. I know I can contribute a lot more with the ball during the game. I can be a lot more dominant, so I don't worry too much about it."

The Catalan giants will look to return to winning ways in the league when they host Valencia after the international break.

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