Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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“It was a corner. We were defending and the attacking team were very tall. The only way I could think to jump higher was to grab the post. It was spontaneous. Afterwards I read the rules and now I know they can punish you for doing that. My team-mates said I was crazy.”
Daniel Nadales after climbing the woodwork while defending a corner

"I have no respect for him – he's scum. Once when I was injured, I was with my wife at Camp Nou and Van Gaal went up to her. He asked her how it was possible that she married someone like me. She responded that I was a Ballon d'Or winner.”
*Hristo Stoichkov on Louis van Gaal

"In the dressing room, a mega-star is Nitroglycerin. Handle with extreme caution because it can blow up in your face and destroy an entire squad including the coach.”
Jose Anigo on Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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“I never go out after we lose, I just sit at home miserably. If we have not got a game for a while, and we have lost, there are times when I have not gone out for days. It really hurts. People who live around you suffer with you, so the only thing I can do is try to get out of other people’s way. I try to be like a dog who is sick – I go away into quarantine and come back when I’m cured!"
*Arsene Wenger

"I don't want to be perceived as a money-grabbing 20-year-old. It is about winning trophies throughout your career – I don't talk about how many cars I will drive or how many houses I've got.”*
Raheem Sterling
on rejecting Liverpool’s contact offer* 

"I don’t know where she finds some of these things. She sends me memes, pictures of anything. Bald rats. I don’t even know.”*
Alex Morgan on USA team-mate Sydney Leroux*

"I always watch football. My team is Argentina. Leo Messi is unbelievable.”
Manny Pacquiao

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