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Frenkie de Jong on Alaves draw: Barcelona need to win these games

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The midfielder was not happy after the draw at Alaves

Deportivo Alavés v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Frenkie de Jong was a pretty dejected figure after Barcelona dropped points yet again in Saturday’s draw at Alaves.

The Dutchman spoke after the draw and admitted these are the types of games his team need to be winning this season.

De Jong also offered his thoughts on a possible penalty claim in the first half when he seemed to be pushed over while going up for a header in the penalty area.

“I don’t know if it was a penalty but yes we need to win these games. I thought that someone was pushing me from behind.

“I couldn’t see but it felt like that. In the second half we were pressing them a lot, we created a lot of chances, I don’t know, we were a bit unlucky.

Source | FC Barcelona

The 23-year-old was making his 50th appearance for Barca and started off in midfield before once again playing the second half in defence after Clement Lenglet was one of three half-time substitutions.