Italians can't win the game against you, but you can lose the game against the Italians.
I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet.
I was surprised, but I always say nothing surprises me in football.
The person that said winning isn't everything, never won anything.
When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started...
A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.
Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.
The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.
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.
Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.
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.
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.
I do not believe there is such a thing as a God.
Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had.
If a team intimidate you physically and you let them, they've won.
Sometimes in football you have to score goals.
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.
I loathed the game, and since I could see no pleasure or usefulness in it, it was very difficult for me to show courage at it. Football, it seemed to me, is not really played for the pleasure of kicking a ball about, but is a species of fighting.
All that remains is for a few dots and commas to be crossed.
The most important thing for a forward is speed of thought. Top players read the game.
I've never wanted to leave. I'm here for the rest of my life, and hopefully after that as well.
Whoever invented soccer should be worshipped as God.
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.
Football's not just about scoring goals - it's about winning.
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