World Cup Daily | Football World Cup Blog | ESPN Soccernet
soccernet blog
World Cup home Blogs Home World Cup Blogs Home
World Cup Daily

Johann Cruyff believes Chile are the new Holland. But don't expect canals to be springing up in downtown Santiago, he's talking of the football team.

"The best team I've seen so far is Chile," he said in his column for De Telegraaf. "Chile has, on its own, created more chances than just about all the other teams combined."

Cruyff starred in the Dutch team known for their 'Total Football' which just lost out to West Germany in the 1974 World Cup final, but now reckons his side have been replaced in the minds of the fans who are watching this year's tournament.

"It was always our quality to offer fans something extra," he said. "We may never have won the ultimate prize, but the whole world talked about us. Chile has taken over that role from us."

© ESPN Soccernet 2009