3-1: Frenkie De Jong runs the show as Holland beat England

The midfield general lead his team in his 113-minute shift and was named 'Man of the Match'

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Ivan San Antonio

Frenkie de Jong once again showed why Barça decided to secure his signature as he ran the show for Holland against England. The midfielder led by example as his team came from behind to secure their place in Sunday's Nations League final.

De Jong was the chief organiser for the Dutch in a 4-2-3-1, playing a role similar to the one Busquets does for Barça.

Frenkie sat in front fo the two centre backs - van Dijk and de Ligt - and found a way to bypass England's constant pressure. He dictated the tempo, barked orders at his teammates and wasn't afraid to voice his opinion to the referee if he felt he got a decision wrong.

It was a mixed night for his now former club teammate Matthijs de Ligt. The defender gave away a needless penalty in the first half but made up for it by powering home the equaliser from a corner.

22-year-old De Jong was the star though. He was constantly making himself available and then looking to set Holland away on the attack.

It'll be interesting to see where the versatile midfielder slots in at Barça next season. He appears most comfortable playing where Busquets currently does but we've seen him play further forward too. If he continues to produce performances of this level, Barça fans are in for a real treat.



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