New Barcelona midfielder, Frenkie de Jong has played down the comparisons to club legends, Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta, claiming that, "he does not want to be compared to those players".
The 22-year-old who was signed from Ajax by the Catalan giants for a fee in the region of €81million, has long been compared to the likes of Xavi and Iniesta, with his style of play and control on the ball drawing similarities.
This has led to comparisons between him and the footballing legends, but the player himself does not want to be compared while admitting that he believes that he is suited to to represent the Spanish giants.
Frenkie de Jong introduces himself to the Barcelona fans in style 😏pic.twitter.com/wB5j8u8wj1— Goal (@goal) July 5, 2019
"I don't want to be compared with those players. It's the perfect club for a midfielder. They hold onto the ball well, they control the play, it suits me perfectly," De Jong said as quoted by Goal.
The Dutchman outlined that he wants to be a regular starter for the team going into the next season and that he hopes to help the club win the Champions League trophy.
"I want to start most games. All players want that. I'll work as hard as I can in training to show what I can do in games. I like to play attacking football, for it to be attractive and for people to have fun when they come to the stadium."
"Both me and Barca are really keen to win the Champions League this year and I hope that's what happens," he concluded.