If you want to score a goal, you have to hit the target.
The only thing that I know about Feyenoord, is that they are from the country of Ajax
In my entire life I have never seen a player of such quality and personality at such a young age, particularly wearing the ‘heavy’ shirt of one of the world’s great clubs.
I can’t stand the crap that gets talked by everyone – Players, Fans, The Media, Club Officals. Why should I waste my time listening to people who are clearly less intelligent than me
Cristiano is an explosive type of player, with great technique, but he’s still not as gifted as Messi in my opinion. Messi is more of a genius than Cristiano. Cristiano is so strong physically, so powerful, but Messi has more creativity.
Sometimes miracles happen. We have to be confident. We’re convinced we can do something really exceptional.
Christiano knows English, Messi knows football
He will be England captain one day. Jack Wilshere is a real leader. I saw how he spoke with the referee and the other players [against Denmark]. It is difficult to find someone so young with such a big personality. I remember two defenders, Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi, and one attacker, Raul, but for personality and confidence on the pitch he is the best young midfielder I have seen for his age.
It’s all about the climate. I had a long discussion about it when I went to Scotland to see Andy Roxburgh. I worked with a Scottish youth side and had them do the same drills I would do in Italy. I realised that, between the wind, the rain and the cold, there was no way they could do it. How can you possibly teach anybody anything in those conditions? To me, it’s pretty obvious and it explains why Brazilians are more technical than Europeans and, in Italy, the further south you go the more technical they are.
When I was a player, I’d have a pre-match meal of the biggest lump of fillet steak you could find, followed by rice pudding. Other times I’d have a steak and kidney pie. I’d finish the meal at 12.30 and be playing two-and-a-half hours later.
Once he’s on the run, Messi is unstoppable.
There are some nights when everything goes your way and some when it doesn’t, and this wasn’t our game. I was most disappointed with our lack of aggression as that is normally one of our characteristics.
I never cry about what I don’t have. I’m always positive.
We deserved to lose and it was a good result for us, considering the way we played in the second half.
For me, I always study the last games that have been played, not what happened in the past.
I have a contract and I refused a lot of opportunities to be the manager of important clubs because I want to stay here. I like this job. I like to be the England manager.
When he’s on fire, he is impossible to stop. He dribbles like a winger, but is still able to score 20 goals a year in the Premiership.
(on Thierry Henry)
If you’re speaking of a fantasy player, then it has to be Leo Messi as he’s so unpredictable. He’s an absolute genius.
I’m happy with my language progress – the only difficulty when I tour Premier League matches is that different people talk to me in different accents – and sometimes I can hardly understand a word!
I am very proud and honour-red to be the England manager.
I’m glad for the equaled record. However, the final numbers really count.
Like [George] Best, there is a special fantasia about him
Certainly it’s nice to have historic moments like this but eventually somebody will break this record. We’re aiming for the end result, otherwise the rest is useless.
The Queen is above it all
Every manager dreams of a job like this [the England job] and I will be sure to learn English within one month.