Africa Premier league: Cruyff retires after draw with Super Eagles

The Catalan national team hosted Nigeria at Espanyol’s Cornella-El Prat in what turned out to be the last game of the Dutchman’s career.

Cruyff, 65, has enjoyed a successful coaching career following his time on the playing field and has coached the likes of Ajax, Barcelona and at present, Catalonia.


 “The willingness of all players to play a game just for the proud to wear the shirt of Catalonia is amazing; he told the national side’s official website.

Always we will remember the results. The day we played against Argentina did a wonderful match. Everyone played very well and everything was to win and his pride.

– At those times you think you’re playing a game that everyone talks of the Catalan team”.



Cruyff was then asked why he never speaks in Catalan after living in Barcelona for almost 40 years.

I never do an interview in Catalan because I don’t want to give advantage to the journalist. I want journalists to be him who will have to strain to understand me the man they called said”.


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