Jordi Cruyff Hails Father Johan Being An Immortal From The Game
Jordi Cruyff has described his father, former Ajax and Netherlands star Johan, like a true legend of football.
The 68-year-old died in Barcelona on Thursday following a lengthy fight with cancer of the lung, prompting an outpouring of tributes from clubs, and both current and former players.
Former Manchester U . s . winger Jordi admits it had been confusing growing up to know the celebrity which encircled his father, who won three consecutive European Cups using the Nederlander giant within the 1970s.
However the 42-year-old, now an outdoor director with Maccabi Tel Aviv, is happy with what he views to become an “immortal” legacy produced by his father inside the game.
Speaking on March 18, he told Omnisport: “You will find occasions when you are youthful, the thing is everyone approaching your father and you do not know why. Obviously now I think back and find out how much of an amazing legend he’s. They admire him, they respect him, they love him. It provides us a super-proud feeling. The methods he plays football, you’ll still see lots of football nowadays partially in line with the idea he introduced in 3 decades ago like a coach. The nation’s team was also referred to as they of ‘Total Football’. It is a legacy.
“In football, you will find the mortals, that is 99.9 %, and also the immortals, the little percentage who will be appreciated. He’s a legend. I’m able to only are proud of that.”
After his outstanding spell with Ajax, Cruyff won the league title like a player with Barcelona before starting with claim four consecutive titles like a coach at Camp Nou within the 1990s.