To play for Barcelona, means to have an opportunity for a brilliant career. But to reach the top of it, you have to play for Real Madrid.
The mistake is to imagine that perfection is possible when the very idea is unthinkable.
As a professional football player, I have known perfectly well from the day I started playing that every day I have to fight for my place.
If the most important thing for your project is to put on a circus, then you have less chance of winning things.
I really did not think much about the size of the transfer fee when I left Barcelona because it was all down to market forces, not me.
I'm star-struck when I see Paul Scholes because you never see him. On the pitch you can't catch him. Off the pitch he disappears.
There are some things Ronaldo can do with a football that make me touch my head and wonder how on earth he did it.
I think he [Raul] is the greatest player to have ever played the game. He walks on the turf and astounds. It is utterly amazing.
In football, day in day out, you always have to show your worth.
Player I would like to sign for Internazionale? It's easy, the strongest in Europe at the moment is Lionel Messi, so I would say him. Messi has amazing qualities, he is the best of all, number one. That is unquestiionable.
I'm going to Inter to see if they will let me play a bit of football.
I have a fantastic wife, and not only in terms of external beauty. Her priority and mine is our children. That is our choice.
Regaining the Champions Cup is not going to be easy.
There was interest from clubs in Italy and England, I believe. But I've never been attracted by the way they play in Italy. Staying in Spain was always my preference.
I care about football, so what Im seeing regarding the image of FIFA, not only now but in the past years, I dont like it,
When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important factor in my decision to join Madrid. I did not have to change country or learn a new language, adopt a different sort of lifestyle, and so on.
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