​​Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has admitted that tactics have not changed much since Quique Setien took over as head coach from Ernesto Valverde at Camp Nou.


Setien took over after Ernesto Valverde was sacked following Barcelona's Spanish Super Cup defeat to ​Atletico Madrid. The new boss appears to have had a prompt influence on Barca's style, the Catalans enjoying 82.4 percent of the ball in the ​La Liga win over Granada and 78 percent in Wednesday's Copa del Rey victory in Ibiza.


Barca have only managed to score three goals in those two games, which might suggest that the team still need to work on their attacking play – something for which Valverde was often criticised.



At a promotional event in Barcelona, De Jong admitted that Setien has not made many alterations yet to the team's approach. ​He said, "He doesn't ask anything concrete of me. The idea he has is the same as Valverde, the style of Barcelona possession. The only things that have changed are small details, but the intention is to have the ball.


"It seems like I've adapted easily, and I'm happy, but I know I can do much better. I also believe we have a lot of room to evolve as a team and we'll be better throughout the season."


The former Ajax midfielder arrived in Spain last summer and although he has adapted to his new surroundings, De Jong believes he, as well as his team-mates, have room for improvement.