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Johan Cruyff in 10 quotes

"Football should always be attractive, it's to be played offensively, it should be a show"

Johan Cruyff in 10 quotes
Johan Cruyff in 10 quotes

"Football should always be attractive, it's to be played offensively, it should be a show"

Cruyff

Johan Cruyff died this Thursday aged 68. The former coach and a legend in FC Barcelona, both as player and as coach, leaves a lot of talent, good soccer, a legancy in the Catalan club, as well as very well-remembered quotes. The website of La Liga picked some of them:

  • "Anyone can play football if you give them five metres."
  • "Football should always be attractive, it's to be played offensively, it should be a show." 
  • "Football is a game to be played with your brain. You've got to be in the right place at the right time, and not be there either too soon or too late." 
  • "Simple football is the most beautiful football. What seems like the easiest solution is, in fact, the most difficult one."
  • "I represent an era in which it became clear that attractive football is enjoyable and that, what's more, it can bring you trophies." 
  • "Play as if you were never going to make a mistake, but don't be surprised when you do."
  • "As long as we've got the ball, they're never going to score." 
  • "I like Begiristain because he's the only one who listens to me." 
  • "If the opposition have got a clever player who's very good at getting away from his marker, we always go for the easy option: that no one mark him. If no one is marking him, he won't be able to get away from his marker." 
  • "Go out there and enjoy yourselves."