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.
I don't believe there is such a thing as a 'born' soccer player. Perhaps you are born with certain skills and talents, but quite frankly it seems impossible to me that one is actually born to be an ace soccer player
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
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.
The rules of soccer are very simple: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.
The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, another bit by the head of Maradona.
The team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
If you're 0-0 down, there's no-one better to get you back on terms than Ian Wright.
He's one of those footballers whose brains are in his head.
Winning doesn't really matter as long as you win
If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be.
If we played like that every week, we wouldn't be so inconsistent.
The opening ceremony was good, although I missed it.
Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
I couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign country.
Every single day I wake up and commit to myself to becoming a better player.
When I was ten, I wrote an essay on what I would be when I grew up and said I would be a professional soccer player and a comedian in off season.
I'm as happy as I can be-but I have been happier.
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.
Players taught to watch the man with the ball leaves them totally unprepared for the next move, which is always dictated by a player without the ball.
Germany are a very difficult team to play... they have eleven internationals out there today.
If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the beginning of the day.
Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas. But it's a wonderful game.
I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock.
I wouldn't be bothered if we lost every game, as long as we won the league.
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