All I can say is, hey, if you have fun doing what you do, if you have fun playing soccer, the creativity is just going to come as time goes on.
I think everything happens for a reason and all the things that happened to me - good, bad - I'm glad they did. It's made me ready for life, for adulthood.
A lot of people have been hyped up to be great but just disappeared. I promised myself I wouldn't be one of them.
You can't do anything to help your team win when you don't play.
I play a lot of Playstation, and always trying to look pretty for the girls.
It's frustrating at times when you think you've earned a chance to play on the field and you're over there sitting on the bench. That's not the kind of player I am. I'm the kind of player who wants to be out there on the field and needs to contribute every minute of every game.
Nothing has been given to me.
Obviously, everybody has their own expectations of you, but you have to have your own expectations for yourself. For me, I'm right on track.
It doesn't matter what size you are. It matters how big your heart is and how smart you are.
If you're good enough, you're old enough.
I need to go play football. I don't care about anything else.
I don't know French at all. I took some lessons when I was younger but all I know are the numbers. I've been told basically everyone in Monaco speaks English because of it being a huge vacation spot so I'm excited about that. I might not need to learn French after all.
I need to be in a stable environment right now in my career. What I mean by that is a place where I can play and not have too much pressure on me and a place I can develop. Monaco wanted me and did whatever they could to get me so I feel very very good about that.
I'm very young. This gives me a perfect opportunity to play for a good team and be close to home, to grow as a player.
(on signing for D.C. United)
That's the dream. Being on the U.S. National team and winning the World Cup. I'll take the win anyway I can get it.
Sometimes I even amaze myself, and sometimes I do things that make me want to punch myself in the face.
I've got a long way to go. I'm not in a hurry.
I want to be good at what I do, obviously, and to do that I need to keep my head straight.
I would love to play for Real Madrid. And I want to win a World Cup for the U.S. so bad. When the women won it, everybody went crazy. I would love to be part of something like that.
I need more time to develop as a player and as a person.
Once your name gets out, people just want to crack you.
There are some casual fans who think you're going to dominate a game, be magic, score 10 goals. Even if you dominate a game, you'll only score two or three goals.
If they asked me, I would have to say no. I made up my mind to play for the United States some day and I'm sticking to it.
(on playing for Ghana)
It helps to have someone in the same boat as you... There's a lot of pressure, so it helps to have someone who's also young and famous and has a lot of pressure to succeed.
I feel the pressure but I embrace it. Whatever I have to do to make the sport catch on to other people, I'll do it.
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