Cesc Fabregas compares Neymar to Johan Cruyff

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior kisses a ball after scoring a hat-trick during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match against Celtic on December 11, 2013
© Getty Images
Cesc Fabregas compares Barcelona teammate Neymar to Johan Cruyff.

Cesc Fabregas has said that Barcelona teammate Neymar reminds him of Camp Nou legend Johan Cruyff.

The Brazilian moved to Barca from Santos in the summer and has impressed in his first season, scoring 11 times and registering 10 assists in 26 appearances.

"He reminds me of Cruyff. I never got to see him play live, but Cruyff had an incredible change of rhythm, like [Neymar]," Fabregas told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"He starts fast, slows down suddenly, then starts again with a lot of speed. I also remember him having the same speed when driving [forward]."

Cruyff, who is widely regarded as one of the best players of all time, spent five seasons with Barcelona from 1973.

Levante's Austrian forward Andreas Ivanschitz celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Levante UD at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on December 21, 2013
Read Next:
Preview: Levante vs. Barcelona
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1AlavesAlaves00000000
2Athletic Bilbao00000000
3Atletico MadridAtletico00000000
4Barcelona00000000
5Celta Vigo00000000
6Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo00000000
7EibarEibar00000000
8Espanyol00000000
9Getafe00000000
10GironaGirona00000000
11Las PalmasLas Palmas00000000
12Leganes00000000
13Levante00000000
14Malaga00000000
15Real Betis00000000
16Real Madrid00000000
17Real Sociedad00000000
18Sevilla00000000
19Valencia00000000
20Villarreal00000000