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Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has said that Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo is so good that he will be able to play for Barcelona. It is widely accepted that Barcelona are currently the best team in the world. One of the reasons they have been extremely brilliant in the last few seasons has been their midfield. Xavi and Iniesta have made it possible for Lionel Messi and Villa to work their magic upfront. Johan Cruyff has been an influential figure in Barcelona ever since retiring from playing. He has said that Andrea Pirlo is so good that he might even play regularly for Barcelona in the midfield.
The 32-year-old Italian midfielder has been one of the key reasons for Juventus winning the title for the first time since 2003. In addition to this, Juventus have also had an undefeated season in the Italian Serie A. It has helped them overcome the powerhouse of Milan with ease. Following their 2-0 win over Cagliari during the weekend, their first title in nine years was finally confirmed. It has also resulted in glowing praise coming in for Andrea Pirlo, who AC Milan thought was finished only in the last summer. As a result, they let the Italian midfielder leave on a free transfer after 10 years at the San Siro.
a�?Juve play some good football. They are attacking and entertaining. Winning is not the only thing that counts, playing well does too. Theya��ve come a long way since 2006 [Serie B demotion] and this victory is the right reward for their efforts. Pirlo is a great, the ball does what he wants, and he could also play for Barcelona. Del Piero, like Gigi Buffon, has Juventus in him. He went down to Serie B with them and then returned. Ita��s hard to explain what he represents for the club,a�? he said.
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Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has said that he will not be joining Liverpool in the summer as the director of football. Speculation has been growing that Liverpool will be looking towards the former Barcelona legend in order to replace Damien Comolli, who has just been sacked as the director of football at Liverpool.
It was announced on the official website of Liverpool that sporting director Damien Comolli had left the club on mutual consent. Hence, the Frenchman has paid the price for a poor season by Liverpool, in which he made the majority of the signings.
Johan Cruyff is currently out of work having left the board of directors role at Ajax, which means that he is available to take over at a different club. Liverpool are now looking at the possibility of making Johan Cruyff their director of football. The Dutchman is widely regarded to be the reason for the philosophy behind Barcelona’s attacking stellar football, while he has also been a major influence over the way Ajax have played in the last two decades. However, the former Ajax and Barcelona superstar has now rejected claims that he could be on his way to Liverpool in the summer.
a�?I see my name is being mentioned in connection with Liverpool. I dona��t know where that has come from because I have not heard anything from them. There has been no contact whatsoever. If you just read speculation like this, without any substance to it, there is no point taking it seriously. It is just talk,a�? Johan Cruyff said on his personal column on the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has come under enormous pressure this season for failing to get the results from a team, on which the club has spent more than A? 100 million in the summer.
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has said that it would almost be impossible for any player to replicate the record set by Lionel Messi if the Argentine carries on with the same pace when it comes to scoring goals.
The Argentine recently broke the all-time record of the most number of goals for Barcelona. He has now scored more than 234 goals in just over 300 games for Barcelona, which has broken the record set by Cesar back in the 1950s. This season alone, the Argentine has scored 60 goals in all competitions for Barcelona. Johan Cruyff reckons that it would not be possible for any player to break the record set by Lionel Messi if he continues to score in the same fashion.
Even with more than 10 possible matches remaining in the season, Lionel Messi has already secured 60 goals, which is also a record amongst the Spanish clubs. Johan Cruyff has won the World Player of the Year title three times in a row just as Lionel Messi has done recently.
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Mexican club Guadalajara continued their impressive form after the arrival of former Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff as a consultant recently. They recently secured their third consecutive win after the 2-1 win over Cruz Azul in the Mexican Clausura championship. Guadalajara made a terrible start to the season and were fighting against a poor run of results. However, the arrival of Johan Cruyff seems to have made a lot of difference, despite the fact that the former Barcelona manager has arrived in a consultant role. Guadalajara are still far away from winning the Championship, but it is the three consecutive wins that has pushed them into the mid-table.
Guadalajara will be hoping to continue this good run of form, which will become essential in order to attract young players. The arrival of Johan Cruyff is not only expected to make a significant difference in the style of play of the club, but also in the youth academy as well. Guadalajara scored two goals in the last few minutes of the match to come back from 1-0 to win the match 2-1. Emanuel Villa have scored for Cruz Azul earlier in the match, which looked to have provided them with a victory. However, the goal from Erick Torres levelled things, while a penalty from Hector Reynoso provided Guadalajara with the victory.
“That’s three rounds where we have played with heart and soul, we’re finding the results and the support of our fans. There’s still a long way to go in the tournament and we’re on our way back,” striker Marco Fabien de la Mora told reporters after the match. The club currently have 11 points from as many games in the league. They are currently nine points behind the leaders Morelia and Santos Laguna, but will be hoping that this form helps them close the gap.
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Johan Cruyff has won a major battle in his efforts to stop Louis van Gaal from becoming the general manager of Ajax. Louis van Gaal recently took over as the general manager of Ajax. He is the person who does not get along well with Johan Cruyff. Johan Cruyff is regarded as a legend that Ajax for the way he has shaped the entire history of the club not only as a player, but also as a manager as well. It is thought that the arrival of Louis van Gaal will make Johan Cruyff less powerful at the club. As a result, the former Barcelona player was extremely keen on preventing Louis van Gaal from becoming the general manager of Ajax.
He has now won the court case, which has come in favour of Johan Cruyff. According to the judgement, Louis van Gaal will be stepping down as the general manager of Ajax. In a strange development, Johan Cruyff also announced his resignation from the post as the sporting director of the club. However, he is expected to be reinstated as the sporting director of Ajax due to the fact that most of the Ajax board are unofficial supporters of Johan Cruyff and his ideologies.
“The coaches from the training centre are all former club players. I’ve always been 200percent behind this project and I maintain that it’s very important for the club,” said Cruyff in a recent interview. Johan Cruyff’s decision to stop the arrival of Louis van Gaal at the club was backed by more than 15 of the club’s staff at the training centre. Cruyff has been the centre of Ajax for more than 30 years now. He was influential in providing power to former players like Dennis Bergkamp, and it seems that the arrival of Louis van Gaal would have reduced his powerful at the club.
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