A good back makes his own holes. Anybody can run where the holes are.
Football is a very short-term proposition. Football really prepares you for nothing. The only thing I got out of football was the ability to work hard, and that's it.
No talking. Talking doesn't play football, talking isn't going to make you practice harder or play harder.
Football is an honest game. It's true to life. It's a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.
Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.
Football doesn't build character, it reveals character.
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
Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.
I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
The rules of soccer are very simple: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
The person that said winning isn't everything, never won anything.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
I don't believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
Don't walk through life just playing football. Don't walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone's life, that's the ultimate vision, that's the ultimate goal - bottom line.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
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