Michael Laudrup: Lionel Messi's Barcelona better than my Dream Team

Former Blaugrana midfielder believes this team is better than the Dream Team
Former Barcelona star Michael Laudrup believes the current Camp Nou side are better than his dream team under Johan Cruyff.

Speaking to Marca.com, the ex-Denmark midfielder compared the two sides. Laudrup, along with the likes of Ronald Koeman and Hristo Stoichkov, was part of the 1992 European Cup winning side that defeated Sampdoria at Wembley.

And with Pep Guardiola's men facing another Wembley final next Saturday, Laudrup gave his view.

"The Dream Team wasn’t formed by signing four of the 10 best players in the world. We were good footballers and together we became a very good team. There was quality there, but we had to build a good team," he said.

"Today’s team - and also [Frank] Rijkaard’s team – has more individual quality and that gives you more options. Circulation of the ball is important, but it’s only useful if you can give it to someone who can make the difference."

It's not all just about Lionel Messi either as the former Danish player picked his favourites.

"This team has Messi, who is the best there is, but then you have [Andres] Iniesta, Pedro, [David] Villa, Xavi and [Dani] Alves.

"What the Dream Team did was radically change the history of this club and that’s why it’s such a special team.

"Cruyff defined a philosophy and a style of how we had to play: positional play, type of players, the profile of the coaches even… If Guardiola leaves, or Puyol, or whoever… others will come in and that line will continue."

The final kicks off at 20:45 CET on Saturday, May 28.

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