Getafe boss Jose Bordalas hits back at Frenkie de Jong criticism

‘I don’t want my goalkeeper to give 69 passes’: Getafe boss Jose Bordalas hits back at Frenkie de Jong after Barcelona midfielder criticises club’s style and claims it ‘bothers him’ to watch them play

  • Frenkie de Jong recently claimed Getafe don’t play to ‘entertain the fans’
  • Getafe have been Spain’s surprise package this term and sit fourth in La Liga
  • Jose Bordalas says he wants his side to create lots of goalscoring chances

Getafe manager Jose Bordalas has hit back at Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong after he criticised the club’s style of play.

In a recent interview, De Jong claimed that it ‘bothered him’ to watch Getafe matches and said Bordalas’s side don’t play to ‘entertain the fans’. 

De Jong’s criticism came on the back of Getafe’s win over his former club Ajax in the last-32 of the Europa League. 

Getafe boss Jose Bordalas has hit back at Frenkie de Jong’s criticism of his side’s style of play

De Jong says it ‘bothers him’ to watch Getafe play and says they ‘don’t entertain the fans’

Bordalas says his side’s style is built around creating chances and not passing like Barcelona

Bordalas has now responded to the Dutchman’s comments and says he has no interest in trying to play in the same style as Barcelona.

‘When we played against Barça, their goalkeeper made 69 passes but I do not want my goalkeeper to make 69 passes,’ he told Radio Marca.

‘What we want to do is to generate goal chances and our tastes are not for everyone, but a lot of people are giving us the merit that we deserve.’

Getafe have been Spain’s surprise package so far this season and currently sit fourth in La Liga despite their modest budget. 

Bordalas has been linked with a host of jobs after guiding Getafe to fourth in La Liga

The club’s budget is reportedly just one tenth of that of Real Madrid and Barcelona but they trail leaders Madrid by just 10 points.    

Getafe’s achievements so far this season have seen Bordalas linked with several other high profile jobs but the Spaniard refused to be drawn on his future.

‘Now my thinking is coaching Getafe, I don’t think about what might happen next season,’ he added.

‘Nobody knows what the future will hold, I don’t think about it, only the (next game against) Celta de Vigo.

‘What is our limit? I am a very ambitious coach and my message is very clear, I never settle. What we are doing is something historic but hopefully the best is yet to come.’




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