Barcelona playmaker and Netherlands international Frenkie de Jong showed off a swollen hand that appears to have been stung by a Bee last week on his left hand, which gave him an extremely flared up hand as he had to wear a bandage for the match against Napoli on Saturday.
Frenkie BEE Jong…
However, pictures from the team’s Sunday recovery training session have revealed the extent of the sting; his hand was still very swollen and reddish. Lionel Messi was, however, absent from the Sunday training as he recovers from a swollen ankle.
Surprisingly, the freak injury from the bite certainly didn’t disrupt the Netherland international’s game as he controlled the tempo of the game with 62 passes with a 92 percent success.
He would have gotten an assist to his name on the night but was ruled out by VAR because the ball brushed Messi’s hand.
Monday has been given has a rest day for the team as they prepare for their next fixture against German Champions Bayern Munich on Friday.
This season makes it 13th in a row that the Catalan club would get to the last eight of the tournament, but Spanish rival Real Madrid is out of the competition, as they hope to win the tournament for the first time since 2015.
The Dutch Golden Boy
The Dutch international began his career at Willem ii in 2015 before he moved to Ajax academy for €1 million with a percentage on sell-on fee, at Ajax he played for Jong Ajax for two seasons between 2015-2017 before he was promoted to the senior team where and quickly became an integral part of the team winning a domestic double and also won the Eredivisie Player of the season, he played a vital role in the as the team beat Real Madrid to reach the 2018-19 semi-final of the Champions League. In his three seasons at Ajax, he made 89 appearances with five goals before He moved to Barcelona in 2019/20 after they fought off several suitors for the coveted midfielder’s signature for €75 million he has played 41 times for the Catalan giants scoring two goals.
However, Barcelona has to face some of the best teams in Europe to win the cup as they would have to overcome free-scoring Bayern, and face a familiar foe in Manchester City led by their former manager Pep Guardiola or if tables turn they could be playing Lyon later in the competition.