Van Gaal doubts with De Jong: "I could have chosen better"

The ex-coach Blaugrana ensures that "at that age you must play every game." Consider the elimination in Anfield a "luck", because "the status is different".

Extrainer Louis van Gaal questioned this Sunday that footballer Frenkie de Jong has made a good choice to for the Barcelona Football Club next season.

"In my opinion I could have chosen better" , said Van Gaal in the program of the Dutch chain Fox Sports, where he participated as a guest in a chat.

"I think he will have a hard time there, not only because he may have a different role, but because he will have to contend with others being in the starting line He has had suerte that Barcelona has been eliminated in the semifinals (of the Champions League) since the status of the club is different and there will be other players, "explained the extécnico.

La high quality club template blaugrana , which he trained in two stages, is another of the arguments with which Van Gaal justified his opinion.

"Cr eo that De Jong is a very good player, but so is Ivan Rakitic. And five years ago, when I was at Manchester United, I wanted to sign Arturo Vidal, "said the Dutchman in reference to the Chilean midfielder.

De Jong, 21, will join the ranks of Barcelona on next July 1 after that the Catalan club signed him for 75 million euros plus 11 in variables.

According to Van Gaal, "as a player you must elegir a club where you can always play. The question is whether this is assured in Barcelona, we have to wait to see it. I hope so, because a at that age you have to dispute each game ".

Questioned in case he would have advised you to sign for another club, the ex-coach declined to give his opinion because he does not know" which clubs have really been interested in him ".

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