Cruyff fears Brazil
Former Netherlands international Johan Cruyff fears Brazil will ‘crush’ the Orange, should they meet at next summer’s World Cup.
Netherlands secured their place at the tournament with a 2-0 win at Andorra on Tuesday.
But despite qualifying with two games to spare, Cruyff, who was capped 48 times at international level, fears Netherlands will be outclassed by the Seleção.
"We should be happy if we survive the group stages at the World Cup. We will have done a good job if we reach the knockout stages," the 66-year-old told RTL Late Night.
"It's really not that hard to judge the teams that will be at the World Cup.
"I saw Brazil play at the Confederations Cup. They will crush Holland. We only stand a chance against them if we can keep up football wise."
Netherlands knocked Brazil out of the 2010 World Cup at quarter-final stage and were eventually beaten by Spain in the final.