The Dutch international has established himself as a key man in the La Blaugrana engine room following his 2019 move from Dutch giants Ajax.
A century of games less than two months into his third season in Catalonia demonstrates his importance and the 24-year-old is determined to play a vital role in the club’s future.
“I am proud to reach 100 games because Barca it is the club of my dreams,” he told an interview with the club’s official website.
❝Me siento orgulloso de llegar a los 100 partidos porqué el Barça es el club de mis sueños❞
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) October 1, 2021
Alongside his comments on reaching a club landmark, de Jong also offered his backing to under pressure boss Ronald Koeman.
Koeman is rumoured to be on the verge of leaving the club, but de Jong claimed the club’s shortcomings are not Koeman’s fault, and his removal would not solve their ongoing problems.