"Germany ambassador for football"Jul 14, 2014
"I am happy with Germany, the ambassador for football." Johan Cruyff has heaped praise on Germany as the newly crowned world cup winners in his weekly column in 'De Telegraaf' newspaper on Monday.
"Germany played the best football. That's is also a compliment to Pep Guardiola who had six starting players for Spain in 2010 and now with Bayern München has another six playing for Germany. Bayern München and Germany show the world that it is still possible to win prizes with attractive football", Cruyff wrote.
Cruyff continued by comparing Barcelona to Bayern and Germany. "Barcelona is drifting more and more away from this (playing attractive football", Cruyff said. "Especially by signing Luis Suarez. A fantastic player, but with his own set of rules. I can therefore not see how you can play good positioning football with Messi, Neymar and Suarez in the same team. They are three individualists, so Barcelona choses individual actions over team play."