Following intense pressure from the media and the fans, De Jong will be glad to have silenced some of his critics after a bad performance against Barcelona just before the international break.
Now he is hoping for more of the same after bagging his first goal of the season.
"It was a good game," De Jong told SFC Radio.
"It is very important for me and for the team as well.
"Scoring at the Sanchez Pizjuan is great. I hope more goals follow."