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Cruyff: Barcelona doesn't need Neymar

  • Marca.com, Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:44 PM

Former Barcelona coach Johan Cruyff says the club need not pursue young Brazilian star Neymar.

"[Barca] doesn't need Neymar," said the former Dutch star. "Barca has a fantastic squad so why waste any money – although if he plays for the squad and for [Lionel] Messi then he would be a good fit, of course. ... Messi has a different type of power at the club because he's a true artist with the ball at his feet and you're stupid if you don't respect him."

Cruyff also shared his views on Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho:

"He's a great manager, but he was never a player and that's noticeable -- that's not to say that he's a bad coach. Anyway, he has some great players although he could get a bit more out of some of them."

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