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'The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin flying in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save.'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