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
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory.
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
Your love makes me strong, Your hate makes me unstoppable".
The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
The team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.
Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.
Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.
Every single day I wake up and commit to myself to becoming a better player.
I'm here to score a lot of goals. It's my specialty, that's what I've been brought here to do, and I want to score plenty ; like I did with Barcelona. And here, there's every reason to think I can do it.
In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions but he cannot change his favourite soccer team.
Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas. But it's a wonderful game.
The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, another bit by the head of Maradona.
Football is the ballet of the masses.
I don't say we are a defensive team. I say we are a strong team in defensive terms, but at the same time lacking sufficient fluidity in attack because that will take time to come.
Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.
International football is the continuation of war by other means.
In five years I have never had a match where my team has had less possession than the opponents.
Football's not just about scoring goals - it's about winning.
So I know all about the ups and downs of football, I know that one day I will be sacked.
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.
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