De Jong enjoys the defensive side of the game.
âAnother player may score a great goal or do a fine bit of skill,â he told NuSport. âBut I prefer a tackle or recovering the ball.
âThis aspect of the game is appreciated a lot more abroad than it is in the Netherlands.
âIt is something that brings balance to the team and should be seen as a positive.
âI like to do the dirty work â thatâs my role.â
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