Friday, March 25, 2016

Johan Cruyff quotes

On himself:

"In a way I'm probably immortal."
"If I wanted you to understand it all, I would have explained it better."
"Actually I never make a mistake, because it takes a huge effort for me to make a mistake."
"I don't believe in God. In Spain all 22 players cross themselves, if it works the game is always going to be a tie."

On football and his philosophy

"Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is."
"Italians can't win the game against you, but you can lose the game against the Italians."
"Quality without results is pointless. Results without quality is boring."
"It's better to go down with your own vision than with someone else's."
"In my teams, the goalie is the first attacker, and the striker the first defender."
"There is only one ball, so you need to have it."
"Why couldn't you beat a richer club? I've never seen a bag of money score a goal."
"Every disadvantage has its advantage."
"You have got to shoot, otherwise you can't score."
"Sometimes something's got to happen before something is going to happen."

- Technique is not being able to juggle a ball 1000 times. Anyone can do that by practicing. Then you can work in the circus. Technique is passing the ball with one touch, with the right speed, at the right foot of your team mate.
- Someone who has juggled the ball in the air during a game, after which four defenders of the opponent get the time to run back, that’s the player people think is great. I say he has to go to a circus.
- Choose the best player for every position, and you’ll end up not with a strong XI, but with 11 strong 1’s.
- In my teams, the goalie is the first attacker, and the striker the first defender.
- I always threw the ball in, because then if I got the ball back, I was the only player unmarked.
- I’m ex-player, ex-technical director, ex-coach, ex-manager, ex-honorary president. A nice list that once again shows that everything comes to an end.
- Players that aren’t true leaders but try to be, always bash other players after a mistake. True leaders on the pitch already assume others will make mistakes.
- What is speed? The sports press often confuses speed with insight. See, if I start running slightly earlier than someone else, I seem faster.
- There’s only one moment in which you can arrive in time. If you’re not there, you’re either too early or too late.
- Before I make a mistake, I don’t make that mistake.
- When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball 3 minutes on average … So, the most important thing is: what do you do during those 87 minutes when you do not have the ball. That is what determines wether you’re a good player or not.
- After you’ve won something, you’re no longer 100 percent, but 90 percent. It’s like a bottle of carbonated water where the cap is removed for a short while. Afterwards there’s a little less gas inside.
- There is only one ball, so you need to have it.
- I’m not religious. In Spain all 22 players make the sign of the cross before they enter the pitch. If it works all matches must therefore end in a draw.
- We must make sure their worst players get the ball the most. You’ll get it back in no time.
- If you have the ball you must make the field as big as possible, and if you don’t have the ball you must make it as small as possible.
- Every professional golfer has a seperate coach for his drives, for approaches, for putting. In football we have one coach for 15 players. This is absurd.
- Surviving the first round is never my aim. Ideally, I’d be in one group with Brazil, Argentina and Germany. Then I’d have lost two rivals after the first round. That’s how I think. Idealisitic.
- Players today can only shoot with their laces. I could shoot with the inside, laces, and outside of both feet. In other words, I was six times better than today’s players.
- Quality without results is pointless. Results without quality is boring.
- There are very few players who know what to do when they’re not marked. So sometimes you tell a player: that attacker is very good, but don’t mark him.
- I find it terrible when talents are rejected based on computer stats. Based on the criteria at Ajax now I would have been rejected. When I was 15, I couldn’t kick a ball 15 meters with my left and maybe 20 with my right. My qualities technique and vision, are not detectable by a computer.
- Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.
- If I wanted you to understand it, I would have explained it better.

Johan Cruyff (25 April 1947 – 24 March 2016)

3 comments:

ninest123 said...

north face, nike air max, kate spade handbags, lululemon, hollister, michael kors, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, ray ban uk, michael kors outlet, michael kors, hollister pas cher, air force, hogan, mulberry, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet, ugg boots, coach outlet, new balance pas cher, burberry outlet online, nike air max, lacoste pas cher, coach outlet, ray ban pas cher, vanessa bruno, nike air max, oakley pas cher, nike roshe, true religion outlet, hermes, north face, burberry, tn pas cher, sac guess, nike free run uk, replica handbags, abercrombie and fitch, true religion jeans, coach purses, ralph lauren uk, michael kors outlet, ugg boots, michael kors, timberland, michael kors, true religion jeans, nike blazer, converse pas cher, vans pas cher

ninest123 said...

mcm handbags, celine handbags, nike air max, ferragamo shoes, longchamp, giuseppe zanotti, nike huarache, herve leger, vans shoes, ipad cases, mac cosmetics, baseball bats, iphone cases, iphone 6s plus cases, oakley, new balance, instyler, abercrombie and fitch, north face outlet, hollister, reebok shoes, iphone 5s cases, chi flat iron, north face outlet, iphone 6s cases, bottega veneta, nfl jerseys, p90x workout, jimmy choo shoes, hollister, nike roshe, soccer jerseys, birkin bag, iphone 6 cases, nike trainers, wedding dresses, hollister, insanity workout, iphone 6 plus cases, timberland boots, mont blanc, beats by dre, asics running shoes, soccer shoes, ghd, s5 cases, valentino shoes, louboutin, babyliss, ralph lauren, lululemon

ninest123 said...

moncler, barbour, swarovski crystal, louis vuitton, lancel, juicy couture outlet, pandora charms, replica watches, barbour jackets, montre pas cher, coach outlet, thomas sabo, toms shoes, ugg pas cher, canada goose uk, wedding dresses, swarovski, moncler, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, juicy couture outlet, canada goose, moncler, moncler, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, sac louis vuitton pas cher, pandora jewelry, moncler, doudoune canada goose, moncler, converse outlet, links of london, converse, ray ban, ugg boots uk, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, canada goose, canada goose outlet, pandora jewelry, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, pandora charms, moncler, marc jacobs, hollister, bottes ugg, canada goose, gucci, canada goose, canada goose outlet, supra shoes, karen millen

Post a Comment