Everything is practice.
Soccer is what I grew up doing - it's my passion, and I'm way more comfortable on the field in my soccer cleats.
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
Anyone who sacrifices his dreams to reality is forever beaten.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Soccer is an art more central to our culture than anything the Arts Council deigns to recognize.
Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back
Speed is often confused with insight. When I start running earlier than the others, I appear faster.
At a young age winning is not the most important thing... the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.
No matter what activity or practice we are pursuing, there isn't anything that isn't made easier through constant familiarity and training (I think you can apply this to soccer as well)
In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team.
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.
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."
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.
Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.
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.
Give a man a soccer ball, he plays for a moment. Teach a man to play soccer, he plays for a life time.
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.
Sometimes miracles happen. We have to be confident. We're convinced we can do something really exceptional.
True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.
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.
You know, a lot of those angry sort of Southern man characters that I've been doing are based on different people I might've had as, like, a soccer coach or as a teacher.
What a great day for football, all we need is some green grass and a ball.
Football is simple but the hardest thing to do is play simple football.
If I walked on water, my accusers would say it is because I can't swim.
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