I wouldn’t swap Paul Scholes for anybody. He is quite simply the most complete footballer I have ever played with. He is the best.
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do
You can change your wife, your politics, your religion, but never, never can you change your favourite football team.
What makes the difference between a great player and just a normal player is dedication, work, commitment.
If you win without sacrifice you enjoy it but it's more satisfying when you have struggled.
Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn't thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I'm just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.
Footballers from the street are more important than trained coaches.
Winning means being unafraid to lose.
Pulling on your country's shirt is the greatest honour a footballer can have. It's what I always dreamed of as a kid and I get a buzz every time.
If I ever wear a Chelsea shirt, you have permission to kill me.
If you want to be a professional footballer, you have to respect your profession. You have to respect the people that are making you the star you are. You have to protect the passion every day.
Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.
My parents were skeptical about me becoming a footballer and encouraged me to study.
If you ask footballers to pick out the player they most admire, so many of them will pick Paul Scholes.
Don't waste time on excuses. Just get it done.
To be a footballer means being a privileged interpreter of the feelings and dreams of thousands of people.
I take compliments and I take constructive criticism. Not everyone loves you. It's the way you react as a footballer. I use it all to make me play better.
I'm a footballer, that's my job and that's all I want to be known for.
If you cut me in half, I'm a footballer.
The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.
There would be no debate about who was the best footballer the world had ever seen - me or Pele. Everyone would say me.
It's better to have ten disorganized players than ten organized runners.
A great pianist doesn't run around the piano or do push ups with his fingers. To be great, he plays the piano. ...being a footballer is not about running, push-ups or physical work generally. The best way to be a great footballer is to play.
Sometimes in football you have to score goals.
Football is something like war. Whoever behaves too properly, is lost.
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