Cruyff himself was coach of Barcelona when he had to undergo heart surgery 20 years ago.
“The news was a surprise. My first thoughts go to his wife and children. Those are the ones who suffer the most. You have to be with the family,” said Cruyff.
“Of course Tito will return. I always believe so. I think so because when you are sick you have to be positive.
“I do not think his absence will affect the team, they know what to do. There’s a game ahead and then time to relax. They are people with experience and that is increased now that they have to take command.”
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