Cruyff – Romario is the best player I ever trained
Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has revealed that former Brazil international Romario is the best player he has ever managed during his coaching career.
Cruyff has trained some of football's biggest names such as Marco van Basten and Frank Rijkaard at Ajax, but no one has impressed the 65-year-old more than Romario.
''The best player I have coached? It has to be Romario. You could expect anything from him. His technique was extraordinary,'' Cruyff told El Mundo Deportivo.
''And he scored goals in every possible manner. Curiously, most of the goals he scored were toe-pokes.''
Cruyff coached Romario for two years at Barcelona from 1993 until 1995.