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Quotes That Teach Soccer #4
"If any players fails to mark their player who is open to receive a pass"
"Then the opponents are invited to attack and the way is open to them"
Rinus Michels, Ajax, Player, 1946-1958
"I always strive for technically perfect soccer"
"Then the results will come automatically"
Johan Cruyff, Ajax, Player, 1957-1973, 1981-1983
"When you control the ball as quickly as possible you have"
"More time and space to find teammates in a better position to work with"
Jack Wall, AUFC, Club Champioins League, Coach
"When you play in a rush (too fast)"
Johan Cruyff, Ajax, Manager, 1985-1988
"The essential point is to cut down the running that each player must do"
"Every player picks up the closest opponent starting with the one with the ball"
Rinus Michels, Ajax, Manager, 1965-1971, 1975-1976
"Soccer is about making mistakes"
"Usually the team that makes the most mistakes loses the game"
Johan Cruyff, Barcelona, Manager, 1988-1996
"You must not play the same opponent too often"
"Or you will teach them how you play and they can defeat you"
Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France
"When your team has the ball"
"Your opponent can't score"
Johan Cruyff, Golden Ball Award, 1974 FIFA World Cup
"Never blame the trainer for failure"
"The players who play in the game are responsible for wins and losses"
Lothar Matthaus, Bulgara National Team, Manager, 2010-2011
"You have got to shoot"
"Otherwise you can't score"
Johan Cruyff, Feyenoord, Player, 1983-1984