Cruyff: "Messi's problems with Barça must be internal"

"I've never found a president that knows about football"

Cruyff: "Messi's problems with Barça must be internal"
Cruyff: "Messi's problems with Barça must be internal"

"I've never found a president that knows about football"

Johan Cruyff
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Johan Cruyff was interviewed at the radio station COPE, where he talked about Barça, in concrete about Messi, the possible arrival of Mourinho at Barça or about the fact that former Barça president Josep Lluís Núñez, who went to prison due to corruption, and also about the Balón d'Or. These are his statements:

Presidents

"I've never found a president that knows about football"

Luis Enrique's team

"If there are three or four new players, the team must be adjusted, even they are good players"

"The results so far have not been bad"

"People assess the team as for the results, but this has nothing to do with their performance. Barça's game is good"

Núñez, in prison

"It's hard for an old person like him to enter prison, but I guess he did something wrong and he might deserve it"

Messi

"The board always support Messi. I've never heard that Messi needs to wake up"

"Messi's problems with Barça must be internal. Here things that we don't know might happen"

"There must be many team that want to pay €200 million for Messi, but he won't leave for money"

Come back with Laporta?

"I don't know, I don't really look so far in the future"

Cristiano or Mourinho at Barça?

"Ronaldo playing at Barça? It's an absurdity"

"I don't think Mourinho will be Barça's coach. His style does not fit with the club"

Balon d'Or

"I would give the Balon d'Or to a Germany player. I love Lahm. He is really hard-worker and can play in many different positions. The goalkeeper Neuer is also exceptional"