If you’re a player coming into a new club, one of the most unfortunate ways to begin your tenure might just be having someone at the club compare you to a legend. Unfortunately for Luuk de Jong, that’s just what Ronald Koeman did for him before he’s made any impact.
In an interview this week Koeman said that he believes De Jong is more dangerous than Neymar when there’s a cross coming in. Now, I don’t think anyone would say Neymar’s greatness shines when there’s a cross coming in. However, it’s a pretty needless weight to put on someone so early on.
“When there’s a cross coming in, Luuk is more dangerous than Neymar.”
“He’s a different kind of forward to what we have, and I think all teams should have one like him.”
Koeman | Source
Now all that’s left to do is find out just how dangerous De Jong is when the ball’s flying in. The Dutchman could make his debut on Tuesday against Bayern in the Champions League.