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cruyffsbeckenbauer:

  • Introducing a modern goalkeeper

It was Cruyff’s idea to replace the Netherlands goalkeeper Piet Shrijvers with Jan Jongbloed, who until the age of 15 had played as a striker, ahead of the 1974 FIFA World Cup. The Dutch national team, whose defenders were so often in the opposition’s half,…

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neymarito:

What’s surprised you about Lionel Messi, seeing him every day here?

He surprised me in every way. Before coming here, I heard all the horrible things people say: that he’s very reserved and doesn’t talk to anyone. Now I see it completely differently. Aside from being the genius, off the pitch he’s always great with me – not just me, but when I see him with other people too. There’s nothing bad I can say about him.