FC BarcelonaTOThe Txingurri, Rubi and Eusebio participate in a tribute talk to the Dutch
Ernesto Valverde, Rubi and Eusebio paid tribute to Johan Cruyff. The three technicians of the Catalan teams of First have participated in the talk 'If you have the ball …', second act of remembrance to the figure of the Dutch professional, who died in March 2016, organized by Mediapro.All have agreed that the inheritance of the expreparador is very important and an note in the current technicians. They claim that it revolutionized football and that its idea still exists: the game inside and position, the possession…
Valverde and Eusebio had him as a technician in the ranks of Barcelona. Both have remembered what surprised them and impressed their new way of playing, their frivolous conviction in their idea and their demand in each session, and also highlighted how they influenced their career, to the point that their football today is directly heir of the learning they had with Johan Cruyff.
Valverde has admitted how he was surprised by his way of working"I remember the arrival of Johan al Bara because he was very convulsed, there were many changes and he came up with a new idea, style and scheme, it was absolutely new and had to be adapted and it was not that simple." The first preseason was terrible, we asked each day when the sessions ended. "
But the Bara technician has also highlighted how Cruyff's legacy is still very much alive. "His influence is not only that he changed the scheme and the style, but that his importance and influence are seen in how he has influenced the current coach's way of working. You now recognize things of his, playing inside, the position game, the lines of passes, the possession, the coordination of the movements … Having the ball denotes that you want to have the initiative, go for the rival and that you want to send T. And in that it was hard and the level of the training was hard "he recalled.
Eusebio has also highlighted the work of the Dutch explainer and how he influenced his career. "I had a crush on him, Vena del Valladolid, with my physical characteristics, and to make me a place I had to chop a lot of stone. The football was physical and suddenly I came here and the approach was the diamond in the middle of the field I had four possibilities to play, when in the rest I only had one, we all passed the ball, and that was what I knew best, it was technique and game vision, I saw that I could play, I fell from the sky. side, but it was not a problem, he changed men in position, and always everything made sense, in my case it was that we would have a long time and the more we had the ball, the less the opponent would have ".
The coach of Girona insisted on how the group lived that stage: "He made us enjoy and with our game he enjoyed a lot of people and we also had successes that gave credibility, and those of us who believed in that gave him continuity, so he has extended The technique was important in football, he was very demanding and he was very sure of what he was doing. "
Rubi did not have him as a technician, but he has admitted that his football is impregnated with Johan Cruyff's concepts. "He was young when he trained and I was surprised what he saw on television, it was something different, it was nice to enjoy that football, I never had contact with him, but everyone says he was a genius, that he was innovative and that he was training with him. But also my idea of football is to demand and enjoy that phrase of 'Go out and enjoy' I say it sometimes and I think, eh, that that phrase is not yours, that it is Johan's. Some unconscious form has also influenced me, with that idea of attacking, I came from many places, also from behind, anybody could make a goal, and I also like their game inside ", said the Espanyol coach.
On the part of Barcelona, they accompanied Ernesto Valverde, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Jordi Cardoner, Javier Bordas, scar Grau and Guillermo Amor. And the ex-players, among others, Carles Puyol, scar Garcia Junyent and Unzue.
The first act of homage took place last year and the technician Pep Guardiola, the writer Sergi Pmies and the chef Ferran Adri participated.
Johan's wife, Danny, and daughter Susila have appreciated the words of the three technicians.