Everything is practice.
Soccer is one of the most unifying activities amongst us.
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
Give a man a soccer ball, he plays for a moment. Teach a man to play soccer, he plays for a life time.
It's best being a striker. If you miss five then score the winner, you're a hero. The goalkeeper can play a blinder, then let one in… and he's a villain.
Soccer is what I grew up doing - it's my passion, and I'm way more comfortable on the field in my soccer cleats.
What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.
Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.
Considerable research on successful soccer players and their developmental history, affirms that a good percentage of them have spent time in isolation, working on soccer skills.
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.
In football, the worst blindness is only seeing the ball.
It’s like in soccer: you have to deal with the penalties where they fall; you can’t choose where they’re going to land. Life is like that, and you have to deal with it even if you don’t like it.
How could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
The ball is like a woman, she loves to be caressed.
The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.
If this can be termed the century of the common man, then soccer, of all sports, is surely his game.... In a world haunted by the hydrogen and napalm bomb, the football field is a place where sanity and hope are still left unmolested.
Anyone who sacrifices his dreams to reality is forever beaten.
The thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football.
Playing against 10 is harder than playing against 11 players. You know why? The team with 11 will think "ok, we can take it easy now", while the team with 10 will think "We really have to work hard now."
All I can say is, hey, if you have fun doing what you do, if you have fun playing soccer, the creativity is just going to come as time goes on.
Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.
True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.
Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back
Sometimes something's got to happen before something is going to happen.
At a young age winning is not the most important thing... the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.
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