Johan Cruyff was arguably one of the best footballers ever seen. Not only was he a wonderful footballer, but he was also a visionary and know it all... The man was a very successful player and coach, and produced some cracking quotes throughout his career.
Cruyff’s opinion on playing weak opposition:
“The most difficult thing about an easy match is to make a weak opponent play bad football.”
The Dutchman explaining what speed really is:
“What is speed? The sports press often confuses speed with insight. See, if I start running slightly earlier than someone else, I seem faster.”
Cruyff being cheeky towards the press:
“If I wanted you to understand it, I would have explained it better.”
Johan showing the world that he was not bothered by what people thought of him:
“People who are not of my level can’t affect my integrity.”
The Dutch are known for their bizarre explanations:
“I barely ever make mistakes because I have trouble with being mistaken.”
Cruyff talking about how football isn’t just about having good players:
“To play well, you need good players, but a good player almost always has the problem of a lack of efficiency. He always wants to do things prettier than strictly necessary.”
The Dutchman’s philosophy on trying to play simple football:
“Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.”
What is your favourite Johan Cruyff moment or quote?