Johan Cruyff: Barcelona's Performance Against Racing Was Their Worst Under Guardiola

Despite a 4-0 win, the former Barca star had strong words of criticism for the Barca squad ahead of their Champions League match...
Catalunya coach Johan Cruyff was very critical of Barcelona's play after Saturday's 4-0 Liga win over Racing Santander, surprisingly calling the match "the worst under [coach] Pep Guardiola".

In comments reported by Sport, the Dutchman warned that "no one should be tricked by the final scoreline."

"If one analyses the four goals, the only one that was deserved was [Rafa] Marquez's," said Cruyff, "and that one came by way of a set piece, not the run of play. The first one [scored by Andres Iniesta] was a dreadful gaffe by the Racing defence. The second was an opening in the wall [for Thierry Henry's free kick], and in the last one, Thiago's shot took a deflection."

Cruyff continued his criticism with especially harsh comments. "Coming off a loss in the Vicente Calderon and making the errors they made yesterday, it doesn't appear as if the team learned a thing. I saw the same errors, the same against Racing that I saw against Atletico de Madrid. The difference is in the quality of players between the rivals. Barca was the same. Again, a lot of lost possession."

Cruyff's harsh comments come as Barca prepare to take on Stuttgart in the Champions League tomorrow in Germany.