thumbnail Hello,

The legendary Italian has voiced his belief that the current Catalan side are more complete than the outfit that played under the Dutch great in the mid 1990s

Former AC Milan and Italy international Franco Baresi has stated that the current Barcelona team is more complete than Johan Cruyff's famous side that was labelled the 'dream team' in the nineties.

"It’s different, they’re both great teams, with great players. I think Guardiola’s team is much more organised [than Cruyff's squad]. They play attacking football but are also well organised, very skilful, great quality, fast with the ball," Baresi said to Barca TV.

"I’m sure the current team is much more complete and much harder to beat. It’s a nice team to watch. For football lovers, I think it’s a pleasure to watch Barca because they have some formidable midfielders and forwards. I like them a lot because it’s nice football and because of the show they offer."

Baresi then went on to discuss the performances of centre-back Gerard Pique and was full of praise for the former Manchester United player.

"I was once asked if I’d like to play where Pique does in this team. I said that Pique has fun because he can see what the team’s doing. He’s very good, and so important in defence, and I think it would be great to play with team mates like that.

"He has a great future, he’s very young and he’s won everything. He’s world champion and Spanish champion with Barcelona. He has made huge progress and has a massive future ahead."

Follow on . Get the latest football news direct... Check out's  page; be part of the best football fan community in the world!