Frenkie De Jong was one of the highlights of Barça in Granada since in addition to marking 3-4 After Aarón Escandell's rejection of Messi's shot – his sixth goal of the season, third in the last four games and which served to put Koeman's team ahead for the second time in extra time – he again showed his versatility, also finishing central when Umtiti was relieved.
The Dutchman scored his third goal in the last four games and his sixth of the season
The Dutchman was also one of those who spoke at the end of the game and did not hesitate to highlight Griezmann's goal in the 88th minute as the key to sealing the comeback, the first for the Catalans, prior to Jordi Alba's in added time, for what this meant in the morale of Granada: “When we made it 2-1, they got a little nervous and we took advantage of it”. He stated that “Antoine's first goal made us believe” and that “this game shows that we are very well mentally.”
De Jong, a pillar at Barça and that this season is fulfilling the expectations that were generated with his signing, also acknowledged that “The most difficult was when we were losing 2-0”. However, the team did not lose faith and hastened its chances, which finally came and were consummated already in extra time. “We have been growing a lot in the last games. We are united and we show ourselves as a team and that is the important thing “added the Dutch midfielder after the move to the semifinals.
We have been growing a lot in the last games. We are united and we show ourselves as a team and that is the important thing