Frenkie de Jong, I can’t wait for his first Clásico. The scot takes over the Wednesday night, with the leader, FC Barcelona, in their own home against Real Madrid, and it will probably be in the basis.
“I’m very much looking forward to it, because it will be my first Clásico to be. I’ve got a lot of the earlier editions, on television and followed up, and I have enjoyed the 5-0 at the Camp Nou (november 29, 2010, ed.)”, “says the 22-year-old, The Young, in the interview with the FC Barcelona’s TV.
If The Young can actually act, and he is the first Dutchman to speelminuten in the El Clásico since Ibrahim Afellay (on may 3, 2011, on behalf of the Barcelona in the Champions League). Jasper Cillessen, who for three years was under contract with the Catalans, was to never set the bar at ‘The Royal’.
“It doesn’t matter what day, or where this game is being played,” adds De Jong. “The Clásico is always a special treat. You can feel the atmosphere around the club is that it is a very special race.”
FC Barcelona would like to be in the game, and that it will be The Young against Real Madrid are different. “I don’t know what their policy will be, but we’ll get to things in the same way as it always has: with the ball to have a lot of opportunities and the ‘Barca’fans have fun.”
Frenkie de Jong holds fond memories of his last encounter with Real Madrid. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
The Young came to Real Madrid, though each and every day
It won’t be the first time for The Young to take on Real Madrid, as the Dutch came on the Pitch last season, Ajax was the second time in the Champions League. In Spain, where The Young are part of a special 1-4 win.
“It was a very special event for us,” says the Dutch international. “I think we’re in the city, real Madrid, our biggest game in world to play. It was a surprise to anyone who has the game too you know. 1-4, in their stadium, with them off, and it is so good… I will keep good memories of that game.”
Also, in Camp Nou, the implications can be substantial. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, and after a sixteen-to-play players will both be 35 points, but the Catalans have a better goal difference and hence are top of the league. “It makes for some extra pressure, and makes the game even more, but that’s what we do,” said De Jong.
FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, will begin Wednesday evening at 20: 00.
480Samenvatting Real Madrid-Ajax (1-4)
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