09 January 2012

[Ex-player&coach] Cruyff: "Messi will win five, six or seven Ballon d'Ors"

The Catalan coach praises the figure of Leo and recognizes that Xavi and Iniesta are the best allies.


Leo Messi can win tomorrow the Ballon d'Or award for the third consecutive year , thus emulating the legendary Michel Platini , the only player so far has managed to gain the award three consecutive years 1983, 1984 and 1985, when an activist in the Juventus.

Johan Cruyff -1971, 1973 and 1974 - and his compatriot Marco van Basten -1988, 1989 and 1992 - tamibén hold three awards each. A tricky feat to reach a chosen few. Cruyff, Barca game connoisseur, said the figure of Messi in an interview for the newspaper Olé .

" Probably win five, six or seven Ballon d'Or is incomparable, play another league , "said the Dutchman, who also wanted to highlight the figure of Xavi . " Xavi is the soul of everything . It is the player who has really managed to make this team bigger. And he has demonstrated his years at the club head and giving all this, which is not only a club player but is a leader. "

Messi, Xavi and Iniesta in perfect tandem

Few teams can boast of a team as compact as the squad. Xavi and Iniesta are understood well with Messi and that enlarges the football team.

Johan said the game wrought by this trio is not surprising. " Xavi is the player who has led the Spanish team to be champions of Europe and the world. Iniesta is another perfect complement to Xavi and Messi for the Barcelona is today what is the best team in the world. " A team with well-defined reference.

Pep triumph to another computer?

Pep Guardiola is for many the best coach in the world, for others it simply is fortunate to have met face with a group already formed. Cruyff is among those who think it would be very difficult to achieve the current level with any other team.

"There are many things that the players of Barcelona , for bringing so many years in the house, they have to explain. Players who have grown up in La Farm have a perfect idea of football and the only thing they can do, as does Guardiola , is to improve when they reach first, "said the Dutchman.

"The problem of Madrid is the club"

The Real Madrid goes through a bright streak. With a team-based wrought book, but very effective, Mourinho has become the second best team in the world. Ahead, a Barcelona , in the words of Cruyff , is the biggest stumbling block. "It is precisely the problem with this Real Madrid has been coincide with the Barcelona . If there is not this Barcelona 's reign would be entirely of Madrid ".

A different Messi Barca

Leo Messi is the best player in the world, but like everyone else, needs the support of some colleagues can provide the game and make things as he likes.

Johan wanted to conclude the interview with the newspaper argento giving the keys of the differences between Messi with Argentina and the Blaugrana. "With partners such as Argentina is in Barca then Messi is going further back, where he likes to play, and not the complicity of players like Iniesta , and Xavi , as Cesc , who actually are the ones that make Messi more out of this than it already is. " (via MD)