Cruyff feels ‘2-0 up’ in match against cancer

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Barcelona, Feb 14 (EFE) Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff said he feels he is ‘2-0 up in a match’ against cancer, and stressed that latest results on the treatment of his lung cancer have been ‘very positive’.

‘After several medical treatments I can say the results have been very positive, thanks to the excellent work of the doctors, the affection of the people and my positive mentality,’ Cruyff said in a statement released by his company Cruyff Management on Saturday.

‘Right now, I have the feeling that I am 2-0 up in the first half of a match that has not finished yet,’ the former Ajax and Barcelona player explained, adding that ‘but I am sure I will end up winning’.

Cruyff, 68, was diagnosed with lung cancer on October 22 after a visit to the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona.

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The Dutch legend, who had double heart bypass surgery in 1991, was the first coach to lead Barcelona to win the European Cup title in 1992.

As a player, Cruyff moved from Ajax Amsterdam to Barcelona in 1960s, and then coached Barcelona to win four consecutive La Liga titles from 1991 to 1994.

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