Frenkie De Jong has spoken in a club interview with BarçaTV+. The Dutch midfielder talked about Barcelona’s remaining Champions League campaign ahead of the Napoli game, and told that ‘it will not be easy’. He added that he always has the motivation to step up.
“All the remaining teams in the Champions League are big and tough. You are just 4 wins away from the trophy. You can look at it that way, but this format also accommodates more upsets from underdogs.”, told Frenkie.
Arturo Vidal and Sergio Busquets will not be available in the upcoming game against Napoli, thus De Jong has to step up in the midfield.
“We will miss Vidal and Busquets. They are important players for the team.”
On whether he feels pressure, De Jong added: “No. Well, of course, there is some level of pressure when you play for Barcelona, but I don’t feel nervous during games.”
Returning to the latest Champions League game against Napoli: “The first leg was a difficult match. They were defending well. The 1-1 result is not good enough, and we will have to work hard to go past them. It will be a tough game – all Champions League games are.”, said the 23-year-old.