Johan Cruyff labels Real Madrid as ‘Ridiculous’

The former star of Barcelona, Johan Cruyff has emerged from the shadows and the Dutch retired player turned Real Madrid into his main talking point as he called the Spanish club to be: ‘unacceptable and ridiculous’.


Since May of 2010, Real Madrid has had 3 different managers taking charge of the club. In 2010 it was Jose Mourinho but the Portuguese manager was sacked after only managing to lift La Liga, Copa del Rey and the Spanish Supercup titles in 3 years.

Carlo Ancelotti replaced Mourinho and the Italian coach did significantly better as he was able to push the team to a Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Rey and FIFA Club World Cup pieces of silverware all of which were snatched during his debut season in charge of the Spanish club.

Ancelotti was unable to replicate his success in his 2nd managerial career at the Santiago Bernabeu and was sacked and replaced by Rafael Benitez.

All of these changes within the managerial staff of Real Madrid has caused the team to not find their rhythm and Johan Cruyff took his chance to bash the Spanish club who have not managed to win La Liga since the 2011-12 season.

Johan Cruyff said: ‘It’s ridiculous that they have only won the league once in seven years. Losing the title race once isn’t a problem, but doing so for so many seasons is unacceptable. I had doubts whether any Real Madrid players actually wanted their teammates to score in recent games. That’s the difference between them and Barca, where everybody pulls together to score goals.’

Cruyff continued his bashing by saying that making a great team is not just all about the money as the Dutchman was referring to PSG and Manchester City. Neither of those teams managed to snatch a spot in the finals of this year’s Champions League finals as it was fought out between Barcelona and Juventus.