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Football (soccer) Quotes : Who said ?
They said it
English alcoholic genius
'I never make predictions and I never will.'
On Carlton Cole :'Two years ago I watched Carlton play for the reserves and I saw two animals in him - one was a rabbit and the other a lion. I want to see that lion come out in him more often'
'I could have been Materazzi. You're in the World Cup Final, you score a goal, you get the opposition's best player sent off and you score your penalty kick. He was the man of the match.'
'I don't like compliments. No. I prefer criticisms; prefer to prove them wrong'
French centre back
'Messi is difficult enough to stop in a video game, yet alone in real life !'
Optimistic english manager
'Okay, so we lost, but good things can come from it - negative and positive.'
German ex player and manager
On sex before a game : 'I don't mind it before the game, but I won't tolerate any of it during half time break.'
'My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7.'
'I would be the fastest player in the team, but I can play as well. I'm in Britain for a few more days. If Alex ferguson wants to give me a call, he knows where I am.'
Argentinian WC winning player, now coach
'Does anyone really think Diego would have scored that goal against Italy or Uruguay ? They'd have brought him down before he had the chance.'
French author and philosopher
'All that I know most surely about morality and obligations, I owe to football.'
Italian playmaker and forward
On the Calciopoli : ' 'A true gentleman never leaves his lady.'
'If I lose a couple of matches, the people who were throwing flowers at me suddenly throw the pot as well.'
'If you buy with peanuts, you get monkees, not football players.'
Brazilian striker, again
'The day I was born, God laid eyes on me and said : He's the man.'
'God is still Bulgarian but the referee was French.'
'If I wanted you to understand it, I would have explained it better.'
'When I stop a shot, I am a star. When I push my trolley around a supermarket, I am just a black man.'
'A coach who wins is like Louis XIV at Versailles with his Hall of Mirrors. A coach who loses is more like Louis XVI at the guillotine.'
Colombian scoring machine
'My father always told me to play with my heart, and to play up front, as forwards make the most money.'
They said it
'Nutmegs and flicks are fine, but goals are what really matter.'
Iconic english manager
'We didn't underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought.'
'We know we should have lost to Sweden, on paper. But football is not played on paper; it's played on a pitch with grass in the real world, and anything can happen out there.'
On Pirlo: 'When I see what Andrea does with a ball, I really wonder if I'm a footballer.'
'The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin flying in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save.'
'I perfectly place the players on the field, but when the game begins they move.'
'This is an unusual Scotland side because they have good players.'
Italian Forward, fit for now
'I'm still certain that when I finish playing football I'm going to get very fat.'
Argentinian WC Winning goalkeeper, now coach
'Go out to win, and you'll either win or draw. Go out to draw, and you'll either draw or lose.'
Northern Irish winger
'I once said Gazza's IQ was less than his shirt number and he asked me: 'What's an IQ?'
On Sepp Maier : 'I suspect that he doesn't like the sound of my name too much. I never wished to make him look ridiculous.'
'I faxed a transfer request to the club at the beginning of the week, but let me state that I don't want to leave Leicester.'
'Ronaldo is the man and I don't care what y'all say. He's the best striker ever, hands down, and anyone who doesn't agree has problems.'
English defensive midfielder
'I love tackling, love it. It's better than sex.'
'I would rather lose playing good football than win playing mediocre stuff.'
'I'm as happy as I can be - but I have been happier.'
Serbian Manager, Serie A and La Liga winner
'Football is unpredictable, because all games begin 0-0'
Great italian defender
On marking Pelé at the 1970 World Cup : 'I thought he was made of flesh and bone, like me. I was wrong.'
'Barcelona's unfair advantage is their style of play. I heard the same thing at Milan. We didn't run more than the others. We just ran better.'
'Mind you, I've been here during the bad times too - one year we came second.'
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