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'Barca Always Look To Blame The Foreigners'

Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal says it is typical for Barcelona to blame foreigners when things are not going well.

Read: Messi: In My Head, I Was Going Back To Barca

Dutch internationals Memphis Depay, Frenkie de Jong and Luuk de Jong are currently on the books of the Catalans, who have endured a poor start to the season.

Manager Ronald Koeman's position remains under threat while Frenkie de Jong has come in for some criticism in recent weeks.

Van Gaal, who is a former Barcelona coach, was quick to defend De Jong and Memphis after the club's shaky start to the campaign.

"Frenkie de Jong, criticised?" Van Gaal questioned about the midfielder, as per Goal.

"It's typical [at] Barcelona. When you have the great contributions he's had in the past two years, there's not too much to worry about.

"[But] when things go bad, people in Barcelona always look for the foreigners [to blame].

"When I look at the data from Memphis, I've never had a striker like this.

"Someone who runs so much, goes deep so many times and gets into the ball so much. That's commendable."

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