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In this post, I want to share with you some quote and conversations from football personalities. You’ll get to learn perseverance, humility, hard work, appreciation, loyalty, success and some will just make you laugh outrightly! Read and enjoy.

23 Mar 2014, Madrid, Spain --- Madrid, Spain. 23rd March 2014 -- Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (C) in action as Barcelona FC beats Real Madrid 4-3 in their Spanish League match. -- Barcelona beat Real Madrid 4-3 in a classic game of the season as part of the Matchday 29 of the Spanish League at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. --- Image by © Hugo Ortuño Suárez/Demotix/Corbis

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in action as Barcelona FC beats Real Madrid 4-3 in their Spanish League match. – Image by © Hugo Ortuño Suárez

“Nothing motivates me more than my son saying ‘Dad, you’re the best'” – Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
“Off the pitch I’m not the guy who keeps thinking about the game 24 hours a day. I dress up and when its time to warm up for a game, I just go, ask God to bless me and say ‘let’s go’.” – Neymar Jr. (Barcelona)
“Even if everything goes wrong smile” – David Luiz (PSG)
“Messi is fantastic, Ronaldo is good, and I’m wow” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG)
“They said Messi and I wouldn’t get along, but he welcomed me in an incredible way and he’s now the player who has given me most assists” Neymar Jr. (Barcelona)
“I once cried because I had no shoes to play football with my friends, but one day, I saw a man with no feet and I realized how rich I am” – Zinedane Zidane
“I will never tell my fans to hate any player because football is about respect not hate. Everybody can like whoever they want, I respect that”
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
“I like to watch replays of my actions to try to correct myself – to see my mistakes so I can improve and make progress” – Neymar Jr. (Barcelona)
“I hate it when players kiss the emblem, when they tell fans they will stay forever. Football fans are correct, they accept your decision, but only if yu are honest. Never promise something. If you love a club, show it on the pitch. You’ll never forget the tears of the fans, when you leave with a lie” – David Alaba (Bayern Munich)
“I will prove I’m not a one-season wonder” –  Harry Kane (Tottenham)
“My mistake will always be used as my motivation, not my excuse” – Petr Cech (Arsenal)
“I never thought to be good or bad, my thinking was always to be happy” – Ronaldinho
“I will never reject an autograph, hug or photo. I was also a fan of football” – Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

12 May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson the head coach / manager of Manchester United hugs Robin Van Persie of Manchester United --- Image by © Matthew Ashton

Sir Alex Ferguson hugs Robin Van Persie  – Image by © Matthew Ashton

Robin Van Persie on Alex Ferguson: “We came from behind 26 times that season. The mental strength was unbelievable. Fergie always made you express yourself. Sometimes he’d come in and say ‘Boys, where do I start? Its boring! Imagine me, 72 years old, watching this type of game?
He’d say ‘Excite me. Try a pass over 40 metres. Try a dribble. I don’t care if it goes wrong. I want to sit on the edge of my chair. Please excite me. And make the game quicker, please’ He was a genius”

And finally, the funniest to me…

22 Feb 2011, Lyon, France, France --- Matchday 7- Tuesday 22 February 2011 Stade de b Gerland Lyon Olympique Lyonnais vs Real de Madrid 1/1 Jose Morinho --- Image by © Christian Liewig/Liewig Media Sports/Corbis

Image by © Christian Liewig/Liewig Media Sports

Jose Mourinho on Mario Balotelli: “Mario was good fun, I could write a book of 200 pages of my two years in Inter Milan with Mario, but the book would not be a drama. The book would be a comedy! I remember one in Kazan. We went to Kazan in the Champions League. In that match, i had all my strikers injured. No Milito, no Eto’o. I was really in trouble and Mario was the only one. Mario gets a yellow card in minute 42 or 43. So, when i go to the dressing room at half time, I spent, I would say, 14 minutes of the 15 speaking only for Mario. ‘Mario, I cannot change you, I cannot make a change. I don’t have a striker on the bench. Dont touch anybody. Play only with the ball. When we lose the ball, no reaction. If someone provocates you, no reaction. If the referee makes a mistake, no reaction. Mario, please’ Minute 46, red card!”

I’m sure you enjoyed the read, feel free to comment, mention your best or funniest quote or conversation, or let us know of other quotes not in this article, thanks. Meanwhile, we look forward to resumption of league matches this weekend! ? ? ⚽


Sanni Mayowa


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