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Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong thanks fans for Eibar ovation

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The midfielder was clapped off at Ipurua

Getafe v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Frenkie de Jong offered his thanks to fans after being given an ovation when he left the field at Ipurua after a superb display in Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Eibar.

The Dutch midfielder played a starring role for the visitors in a comfortable win and was given a breather late on when replaced by Ivan Rakitic.

Eibar fans showed their appreciation for De Jong with an ovation for the Dutch star as he departed, and it did not go unnoticed by the Barcelona summer signing.

“The applause I got was spectacular. I can only say thanks. It was important to win after the international break. We knew Eibar would press us high and we knew how to play fast.”

Source | Barca TV

De Jong also drew praise from manager Ernesto Valverde after the match. He told reporters: “He’s having a great start to the season and he gives us a lot. He doesn’t stop, he can get forward and that’s been recognised by the fans.”