‘I want to win all the titles but if I had to choose one it would be the Champions League’: Frenkie de Jong targets European glory over domestic honours as Barcelona aim for treble
- Barcelona remain in the hunt for three trophies despite sacking Ernesto Valverde
- Catalan giants are top of LaLiga and are in Copa del Rey and Champions League
- Frenkie de Jong would prioritise the Champions League over domestic honours
Published: 09:12 GMT, 24 January 2020 | Updated: 19:58 GMT, 24 January 2020
Barcelona are battling it out on three fronts with the Catalan giants top of LaLiga, still in the Copa del Rey and set to face Napoli in the last 16 of the Champions League next month.
De Jong was part of the Ajax side which progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season and he is now desperate to experience winning Europe’s most prestigious competition.
Speaking to Marca after Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Ibiza in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, De Jong said: ‘I want to win all the titles, but if I have to choose one, I would choose the Champions League.
‘However, I [also] want to lift LaLiga Santander and the Copa del Rey.’
De Jong believes Barcelona’s new boss Quique Setien shares the same principles as Ernesto Valverde which has eased the mid-season transition.
‘[Setien] doesn’t ask me to do anything in particular,’ De Jong continued.
‘The idea he has is the same as Valverde’s because it is Barcelona’s idea… that of the possession football.
‘The only thing has changed are the small details, but his intention is to have the ball.’
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