Football Quotes: Part One

Footballers can be funny, inspirational or just plain stupid. This is the football-wonderkids Football Quotes: Part One.

“You have to be gentle with the ball like you are gentle with a woman.”
       Dimitar Berbatov on his first touch

“He was from another planet. I saw him in Holland and he moved at 3,000 kilometres per hour.”
       Clarence Seedorf on Ronaldo (Brazilian)

“Give me 10 pieces of wood and Zinedine Zidane and I’ll win the Champions League.”
       Sir Alex Ferguson

“Liverpool has a mystique, a history, a charm that everyone who loves football gets hooked on. I was hooked with Anfield.”
       Xabi Alonso

“If I was at a big club, I’d have been sacked.”
       Pep Guardiola on his first season with Manchester City

“Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.”
       Gary Lineker

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
       George Best

Talent without working hard is nothing.
      Cristiano Ronaldo

A coach once told me there are four factors that determine a players’ performance: his tactical awareness, his physical condition, his technical ability and his mental strength.
      Gary Neville

Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.
     Bill Shankly

To see the ball, to run after it, makes me the happiest man in the world.
      Diego Maradona

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
       Pele

If you do not believe you can do it then you haveno chance at all.
       Arsene Wenger

To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent.
       Johan Cruyff

You only stop learning when you quit.
       Ruud Gullit

Often there are players who have only football as a way of expressing themselves and never develop other interests. And when they no longer play football, they no longer do anything; they no longer exist, or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing.
       Eric Cantona

“Reading won’t have the confidence to be confident.”
       Paul Merson

“I’d like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona.”
       Mark Draper




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