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Cruijff worried about technical abilities

Aug 18, 2014

Johan Cruijff has expressed his concerns about the technical abilities of players in this season's Eredivisie. "I have already said that there are reasons for concern. I am not talking about the skills and tricks that I have seen the past two weeks, but about the technical abilities that are simply necessary at the top", Cruijff writes in his weekly column in 'De Telegraaf' newspaper.

"The right speed with which the ball is passed is essential for the receiver of the ball to control it and to maintain a high tempo. If you want to create something, all this has to be right", Cruijff says."

"But this is where it goes wrong. On a European level as well as in the Eredivisie. It was an unpleasant surprise to see so many footballers passing the ball too slow. An aspect that you can train. Which brings me back to the youth development. Are the players not good enough or are the coaches not doing their work? Whatever it is, it is a reason for concern."

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Aug 18, 2014

Cruijff worried about technical abilities

Johan Cruijff has expressed his concerns about the technical abilities of players in this season's Eredivisie. "I have already said that there are reasons for concern. I am not talking about the skills and tricks that I have seen the past two weeks, but about the technical abilities that are simply necessary at the top", Cruijff writes in his weekly column in 'De Telegraaf' newspaper.

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