De Roon on Frenkie: If Ronaldo and Messi vote for you, you know he is good
Marten de Roon has heaped praise on his Netherlands teammate Frenkie de Jong.
The Atlanta defensive midfielder has lined up alongside Frenkie de Jong in Netherlands midfield several times since Ronald Koeman took over Oranje.
De Roon has been impressed by his teammate and the fact that both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi voted for him in the FIFA Player of the Year awards.
He told VI, “If footballers like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo vote for you in an election, then you know that he is good.
“I think I could reasonably see with the Dutch national team how good he is. It is special to play with such a person. Maybe it’s hard to see if you are that close to him as a teammate. I also talk about that with Hans (Hateboer). Who is the best player you’ve played with, I recently asked him. “Yes, Frenkie,”
De Roon also spoke about comparisons made between De Jong and Johan Cruyff, “He has a quality, a gogme, a charisma about him. I think that is why people compare him to Johan Cruijff. I have not seen Cruijff myself, but my father sometimes says that they have the sultry in common: how they move , how they can change direction. If I have Frenkie next to me, I like to play the ball to him, because I know he has some ideas. He has something nobody else has. “