The Farmer is not that he is offensive and wants to play with Crystal Palace

The Farmer is not that he is offensive and wants to play with Crystal Palace

Frank de Boer will Crystal Palace Saturday on his Premier League debut against Huddersfield Town in a 3-4-3 system in the field to send. The Dutch manager speaks against that he was too offensive and wants to play with his new club.

“Everyone says that 3-4-3 is too adventurous or exciting, but you could also say that we are with five defenders to play,” said De Boer on Friday at a press conference in London.

The former trainer of Ajax and Internazionale, has in preparation a tactic trying to grind with two fullbacks on the sides of the midfield and three central defenders in the back.

For the positions on the sides is Patrick van Bolted into consideration, while The Farmer with the Ajax purchased Jairo Riedewald and this week Manchester United hired Timothy Fosu-Mensah two Dutch central defenders in his selection.

“We want to try to make matches to dominate, but we must also be realistic,” says The Farmer.

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Tricky job

The North-Dutchman has also learned from his time at Internazionale, where he won last season, also tried his ‘Dutch’ style of play on the group, but after 84 days was dismissed.

“I knew when I started that it was a tricky job was at Inter,” says The Farmer. “Not everything went as I wanted, but that is not a problem. I don’t have enough time, but I still have confidence in myself as a trainer. You change every day.”

The 112-fold international saw his team in the preparation losses of Liverpool (0-2), win of West Bromwich Albion (2-0) and tied against the French Metz (1-1) and the German Schalke 04 (1-1).


The Farmer is looking forward to Saturday, finally at the points where the promoted Huddersfield Town on a visit to Selhurst Park. “It is nice that we are first home games, the fans right behind us.”

“I now feel no nerves, but I will surely be some healthy tension for the kick-off tomorrow. The Premier League is the biggest and most popular league in the world and it is wonderful to be a part of that.”

Crystal Palace-Huddersfield Town starts on Saturday at 16.00 hours Dutch time. The Premier League kicks off Friday starting at 20.45 hours with the game Arsenal-Leicester City.

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