Lima, January 2, 2022Updated on 02/01/2022 07:47 pm
The season in LaLiga Santander in Spain restarted, after the brief stop for parties, and Barcelona achieved an important victory. Despite the numerous casualties, those led by Xavi Hernández managed to impose conditions against Mallorca, with a goal by Luuk de Jong, so often criticized during the 2021-22 season.
The forward did not waste the opportunity to start again with the ‘Azulgrana’ shirt and was the great protagonist of the match, not only for his scoring, but also for his active participation in the attack. After finishing the match, the Dutchman analyzed the match at a press conference.
“We are going through a difficult situation and we wanted to start the year well. The truth is that winning is a great step for the remainder of the season. The team has shown that it knows how to suffer and get ahead”, Were the first words that the scorer expressed to the media.
Then, he referred to his performance and the little continuity he has had. “It is clear that for a forward it is important to score goals. I work for that and it was ultimately vital for the team, because it served to win. That makes me happy and I am prepared for when the coach requires it.”He added.
Finally, Luuk de Jong regretted that the impressive ‘chalaca’ he performed against Mallorca ended up hitting the crossbar: “It would have been one of the best goals of my career”. Now, the attacker focuses on the clash against Linares in the Copa del Rey, which will be played this Wednesday, January 5.
How is Barcelona doing in LaLiga Santander?
Barcelona had an irregular start in LaLiga Santander 2021-22, but little by little it is climbing in the position table. Currently, the ‘Azulgranas’ are in the fifth box with 31 points, remaining two from Real Betis (3rd) and one from Atlético Madrid (4th), clubs that occupy the last qualifying tickets to the next Champions League.