When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started...
The team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
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.
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
Every single day I wake up and commit to myself to becoming a better player.
Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas. But it's a wonderful game.
You can have the top stars to bring the attention, you can have the best stadium, you can have the best facilities, you can have the most beautiful project in terms of marketing and all this kind of thing. But if you don't win... All the work these people are doing is forgotten.
In football, the worst blindness is only seeing the ball.
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.
Football is the ballet of the masses.
International football is the continuation of war by other means.
Football's not just about scoring goals - it's about winning.
In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions but he cannot change his favourite soccer team.
Pele called me the greatest footballer in the world. That is the ultimate salute to my life.
All good athletes make mistakes; the great ones learn to make that mistake only once.
If I walked on water, my accusers would say it is because I can't swim.
You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.
Pressure? What pressure? Pressure is poor people in the world trying to feed their families. There is no pressure in football
To be the ultimate team, you must use your body and your mind. Draw up on the resources of your teammates. Choose your steps wisely and you will win. Remember, only teams succeed.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
I'm living a dream I never want to wake up from.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing.
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