pragmatist
Patrick Joyce

July 21, 2007

Johan Cruyff on Simplicity

Simple play is also the most beautiful. How often do you see a pass of forty meters when twenty meters is enough? Or a one-two in the penalty area when there are seven people around you and a simple wide pass around the seven would be a solution? The solution that seems the simplest is in fact the most difficult one.

Johan Cruyff from page 237 of David Winner’s very interesting book, Brilliant Orange.

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