CLASSIC CLIP – Bergkamp: ‘Johan Cruyff made a big impression on my career’

first_img“I first met Johan in the Ajax academy. He made a big impression on me.”Dutch football great Johan Cruyff has sadly died aged 86 after a battle with lung cancer.The Barcelona and Ajax legend was one of the greatest technical pioneers in football, and inspired a generation of players to pursuit a career in the sport.And he had a huge impact on the career of one of England’s most loved strikers in particular – Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp.In a very special interview with Drivetime a few years ago, Gunners great Bergkamp spoke of his relationship with the man himself and recalled how Cruyff handed him his chance in the Ajax first-team as a 17-year-old.Listen to a clip from the interview aboveJohan Cruyff – Read more:Johan Cruyff: Tributes pour in after Netherlands and Barca idol loses cancer battleVintage Video: Click here to see Johan Cruyff’s best bitslast_img read more