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Ex-Twente chief Van Halst: De Jong should be taking Barcelona penalties away from Braithwaite!

Former FC Twente chief Jan van Halst says Frenkie de Jong should've stepped up for Barcelona's penalty last night.

Martin Braithwaite missed from the spot during the 1-1 draw with Eibar.

Van Halste said on Ziggo Sport: "You have guys with better kicking technique, let's put it this way.

"He is doing well, as a striker. But you have Miralem Pjanic, Frenkie de Jong, Antoine Griezmann, although he has also been a bit unfortunate in missing penalties this season."

Van Halste continued: "You know what I also miss a bit: I don't see Frenkie de Jong saying: 'No bull***t, I'll just take that penalty'. Just now, today, I sometimes have the idea with Frenkie de Jong: so neat ... If he should be a central defender, then he should go be a central defender. Then I would have said, 'Penalty? I'll take it'. Then you also take a step higher on that ladder.

"He can play football so well...

"As a personality you could also start by claiming a penalty. 'I was here for eighty million, I take the responsibility. Out of the way, I'm going to do it now'. I also think he should claim that. You can say, 'It's not in his character'. But that is part of being a top European player that you strive for."

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