Football is the ballet of the masses.
I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock.
You've got to believe you're going to win, and I believe we'll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we're knocked out.
At a football club, there's a holy trinity - the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don't come into it. They are only there to sign the checks.
All good athletes make mistakes; the great ones learn to make that mistake only once.
International football is the continuation of war by other means.
In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions but he cannot change his favourite soccer team.
I wouldn't be bothered if we lost every game, as long as we won the league.
Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas. But it's a wonderful game.
To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, that Hamlet is so much paper and ink.
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.
Every single day I wake up and commit to myself to becoming a better player.
My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7.
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.
Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I'd tell her I was going to school but I'd be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet.
Leeds is a great club and it's been my home for years, even though I live in Middlesborough.
We didn't underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought.
One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best.
Mind you, I've been here during the bad times too - one year we came second.
Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.
Pressure? What pressure? Pressure is poor people in the world trying to feed their families. There is no pressure in football
A football team is a like a beautiful woman, when you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful
I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my right.
There's no in between-you're either good or bad. We were in between.
If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the beginning of the day.
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