FC Barcelona boss Quique Setien has given a positive update on the injury of Frenkie de Jong. The 23-year-old Dutch midfielder is suffering from an injury to his calf, which made him miss the match against Sevilla (0-0). It was feared De Jong would be out for the remainder of the season, but Setien has high hopes for a swift return.
“He has a small injury in the area of his calf and we’ll see how he progresses. But I’m sure he’ll be able to play a few games”, Setien told reporters. “He’s a complete player because he gives us a lot of things when we have the ball, but he’s also physical and covers a lot of space. He’s young, he has dynamism, enthusiasm and quality. He’s learning many things we’ve been trying to improve.”
“It’s true that he’s an important loss and he could help us a lot. We’re a little upset that he’s not there, but these are things you have to adapt to. I still have confidence in the people who are going to play in his position.” Despite the positives, De Jong is expected to miss Barcelona’s match against Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday.