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Can you name the authors of these various football quotes?
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Football (soccer) Quotes : Who said ?
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They said it
'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.'
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.'
Italian Forward, fit for now
'I'm still certain that when I finish playing football I'm going to get very fat.'
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.'
English defensive midfielder
'I love tackling, love it. It's better than sex.'
On Pirlo: 'When I see what Andrea does with a ball, I really wonder if I'm a footballer.'
English alcoholic genius
'I never make predictions and I never will.'
French author and philosopher
'All that I know most surely about morality and obligations, I owe to football.'
Colombian scoring machine
'My father always told me to play with my heart, and to play up front, as forwards make the most money.'
'I'm as happy as I can be - but I have been happier.'
'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.'
'I don't like compliments. No. I prefer criticisms; prefer to prove them wrong'
'The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin flying in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save.'
Optimistic english manager
'Okay, so we lost, but good things can come from it - negative and positive.'
'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.'
'I would rather lose playing good football than win playing mediocre stuff.'
French centre back
'Messi is difficult enough to stop in a video game, yet alone in real life !'
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.'
'If you buy with peanuts, you get monkees, not football players.'
'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.'
They said it
'This is an unusual Scotland side because they have good players.'
'If I lose a couple of matches, the people who were throwing flowers at me suddenly throw the pot as well.'
'When I stop a shot, I am a star. When I push my trolley around a supermarket, I am just a black man.'
'My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7.'
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.'
'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.'
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'
Italian playmaker and forward
On the Calciopoli : ' 'A true gentleman never leaves his lady.'
'Mind you, I've been here during the bad times too - one year we came second.'
Brazilian striker, again
'The day I was born, God laid eyes on me and said : He's the man.'
'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.'
Northern Irish winger
'I once said Gazza's IQ was less than his shirt number and he asked me: 'What's an IQ?'
'God is still Bulgarian but the referee was French.'
Serbian Manager, Serie A and La Liga winner
'Football is unpredictable, because all games begin 0-0'
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.'
'I perfectly place the players on the field, but when the game begins they move.'
'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.'
'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.'
'If I wanted you to understand it, I would have explained it better.'
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