If you love soccer then you definitely need to check out this collection. All quotes are famous and we hope you really enjoy them. The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player. But if you go step by step, with confidence, you can go far. Luck has nothing to do with success. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players. He can do assists, encourage his colleagues, give them confidence to go forward. It is someone who, when a team does not do well, becomes one of the leaders.
God gave to you the gift to play football. This is your gift from God. If you take care of your health, if you are in good shape all the time, with your gift from God no one will stop you, but you must be prepared. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.
He is not good in the air. And I used to train very hard. When the others players went to the beach after training, I was there kicking the ball. My family was very religious. He used to play very good. Then, when I was young, eight or nine years old, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.
Anyone can do that by practicing. Then you can work in the circus. Technique is passing the ball with one touch, with the right speed, at the right foot of your team mate.
True leaders on the pitch already assume others will make mistakes. When I start running earlier than the others, I appear faster. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins. I always like to play offensive football, and nobody will convince me otherwise. Results without quality is boring. So sometimes you tell a player: I favour every idea that makes the game beautiful.
Every good idea has to last. I could score a goal, but I preferred to dribble. Everything else, my family looks after. In our house, everyone has a job, and my job in our house is to play soccer. Often, a forward does not have the time to think too much. You have a second, rarely more, to decide whether to dribble, shoot or pass to the right or left. It is instinct that gives the orders. My uncles, my father and my brother were all players. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby.
I think it has helped me over my career. If your private life and your life outside football is good, then it is good on the field for you. Impossible is not a fact. Impossible is not a declaration. If the referee gives a penalty there is nothing you can do. You go slow or are pushed to go faster, otherwise you get left behind. For me, there would be trouble in stopping learning.
It might not be as regular but I want to keep training. You can do things really, really well but not win. What are you playing for? I only deal in what is real. I just wanted to play. That was his way of seeing the game. If you are second you are nothing. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.
It is terribly simple. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing. Pressure is having no work at all. Pressure is trying to escape relegation on 50 shillings a week. Now girls grow up dreaming of playing for Canada. It has progressed slowly. You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch.
Why has soccer not succeeded? My answer is, soccer has succeeded. It is already the fastest growing youth participation sport in the U. It has already succeeded at the youth level, no question. When well played, the game is a dance with a ball. Everything is about soccer. We have to get used to it. Sometimes I am one of those. Pushing our bodies to the limits is what makes us so strong and capable and Olympians. He was always trying to get me to push myself really hard.
I always hated him, but it paid off. I looked at workouts as training sessions. My soccer training includes squats, pushups, resistance-band work, and sprints. Ninety minutes of running became part of my love of the game rather than a chore. Playing felt like breathing: I always had a magical connection to the ball. I traveled the world doing it.
I broke my leg when I was 16 or 17, and acting kind of filled the void. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball. The sixth day is for football. When you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful.
Soccer is the reason I wake up everyday and breath. If you want to catch me, you must be fast. If you want to beat me, you must be kidding. Teach a man to play soccer, he plays for a life time.