300 Soccer Quotes From Players and Managers

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Soccer is a game of skill, strategy, and a source of inspiration, humor, and wisdom. From legendary players to iconic managers, the soccer world has produced some of the most memorable quotes that have transcended the sport and become part of popular culture.

Whether it’s a motivational speech before a big match, a witty remark in a post-match interview, or a philosophical insight into the beautiful game, these quotes have the power to inspire, provoke thought, and make us laugh.

This article has compiled a list of players and managers’ most inspirational, thought-provoking, and funny soccer quotes that have left a lasting impact on the sport and beyond.

Soccer Quotes by Players and Managers

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Quotes By Famous Male Soccer Players

“I don’t care about clean sheets, I care about winning.”Alisson Becker
“I’m retiring from the game, not from life.”Andrea Pirlo
“Football is played with your head. Your feet are just the tools.”Andrea Pirlo
“A goalkeeper is a goalkeeper because he loves the game.”Brad Friedel
“I always try to be a good teammate, to work hard, and to help my colleagues on and off the pitch.”Christian Pulisic
“I always try to learn from my mistakes, and to keep improving as a player.”Christian Pulisic
“I always try to play with confidence, to take risks, and to be creative.”Christian Pulisic
“I’m not afraid of competition, I embrace it and use it to push myself to be better.”Christian Pulisic
“I’m not the biggest or the strongest player, but I try to use my speed and my intelligence to my advantage.”Christian Pulisic
“I always try to play with heart, to give everything I have for my team.”Clint Dempsey
“I’m not a flashy player, but I try to be effective and make a difference.”Clint Dempsey
“I’m not a morning person. I don’t like to train in the morning. Charlie Sheen says you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning. That’s my motto.”Clint Dempsey
“I’m not satisfied with just being good enough, I want to be the best.”Clint Dempsey
“I am not the best, but I am trying my best.”Cristiano Ronaldo
“I am not the best, but I worked hard to be where I am today.”Cristiano Ronaldo
“I have a passion for soccer, and I will never stop playing.”Cristiano Ronaldo
“I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from.”Cristiano Ronaldo
“I’m not a one-man team. I’m from Portugal, not Krypton.”Cristiano Ronaldo
“I’m not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve.”Cristiano Ronaldo
“Losing is part of the game. We have to accept it and move on.”Cristiano Ronaldo
“Soccer is a game that rewards hard work and dedication. The best players are the ones who put in the time and effort to become great.”Cristiano Ronaldo
“Soccer is my life. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.”Cristiano Ronaldo
“I’m a big believer in starting with high standards and raising them. We make progress only when we push ourselves to the highest level. If we don’t progress, we backslide into bad habits, laziness and poor attitude.”Dan Gable
“I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock.”David Beckham
“I always wanted to be a footballer, from a very young age.”David Beckham
“I always wanted to be successful. I always wanted to be a winner.”David Beckham
“I don’t regret anything I’ve ever done in football, any choice I’ve made.”David Beckham
“I don’t think I’m a natural born leader. I think I develop into a leader.”David Beckham
“I think the most important thing about soccer is the passion and the love for the game. Without that, you can’t succeed.”David Beckham
“I’m a big believer in hard work, and I think it’s important to have a good attitude.”David Beckham
“I’m a positive person, and I try to look at the good side of everything.”David Beckham
“I’m a very stubborn person. I think it has helped me over my career.”David Beckham
“I’m not a genius. I’m just a hard worker.”David Beckham
“I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in football, but I’m also proud of who I am off the pitch.”David Beckham
“It’s not about how hard you fall, it’s about how you get back up.”David Beckham
“Soccer is a magical game.”David Beckham
I’m a firm believer that if you work hard, you’ll get success.”David Beckham
“Losing is part of the game. If you never lose, you are never truly tested, and never forced to grow.”David Beckham
“I don’t like to make saves, I like to make winning saves.”David de Gea
“I’m leaving because I want to spend more time with my cows.”David James
“Messi scores a goal and celebrates. Cristiano scores a goal and poses like he’s in a shampoo commercial.”Diego Maradona
“I’m not a one-trick pony. I’ve got a whole bag of tricks.”Freddy Adu
“Soccer is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.”Gary Lineker
“The name on the front of the shirt is more important than the name on the back.”Gary Lineker
“I have no regrets about my career. I did it my way, played honestly and with integrity.”Gary Neville
“I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.”George Best
“I’m not the best goalkeeper in the world, but I’m not far from it.”Gianluigi Buffon
“I couldn’t settle in Italy – it was like living in a foreign country.”Ian Rush
“Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins.”Johan Cruyff
“Soccer is a beautiful game, and it should be played beautifully.”Johan Cruyff
“Soccer is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins.”Johan Cruyff
“Soccer is a simple game. But it is difficult to play simple.”Johan Cruyff
“The game is won by the player who makes the fewest mistakes.”Johan Cruyff
“Without the ball, you can’t win.”Johan Cruyff
“I always try to be humble and work hard.”Karim Benzema
“I always try to give my best for the team, whether I score or not.”Karim Benzema
“I don’t care about individual awards, I care about the team.”Karim Benzema
“I want to win titles with Real Madrid, that’s why I’m here.”Karim Benzema
“I’m a football player, not an actor.”Karim Benzema
“I’m not a selfish player, I always try to play for the team.”Karim Benzema
“I’m not a striker who scores 50 goals a season, but I work hard for the team.”Karim Benzema
“In football, you never know what will happen.”Karim Benzema
“If you’re attacking, you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing.”Kyle Rote Jr.
“I’m not a defender, I’m an attacker in a defender’s body.”Kyle Walker
“I always try to be humble, to work hard, and to respect my opponents.”Kylian Mbappe
“I always try to improve, to learn, to get better.”Kylian Mbappe
“I always try to play with a smile on my face, and enjoy myself.”Kylian Mbappe
“I don’t care about individual awards, I care about winning titles with the team.”Kylian Mbappe
“I want to be remembered as a great player, but also as a great person.”Kylian Mbappe
“I’m not afraid of pressure. I thrive on it.”Kylian Mbappe
“I’m not the finished product yet. I still have a lot to learn.”Kylian Mbappe
“We have to stay positive and keep working hard.”Kylian Mbappe
“I always try to be a good teammate, to support my colleagues and to lead by example.”Landon Donovan
“I always try to learn from my mistakes, and to get better.”Landon Donovan
“I don’t care about personal records. I care about winning games and championships.”Landon Donovan
“I try to be the best I can be every day, whether that’s on the football pitch or off it.”Landon Donovan
“I want to be remembered as a player who gave his all for his team, and who helped to grow the sport in America.”Landon Donovan
“I’m excited for the next chapter in my life, but I will always cherish the memories I made on the field.”Landon Donovan
“I’m not a flashy player, but I try to be effective.”Landon Donovan
“I’m not afraid to take risks, to try new things.”Landon Donovan
“I’m not the fastest or the strongest player, but I try to be smart.”Landon Donovan
“Soccer is a game of skill, speed, and endurance. But it is also a game of heart and soul.”Landon Donovan
“I always want more. Whether it’s a goal or winning a game, I’m never satisfied.”Lionel Messi
“I have a passion for soccer, and I will do whatever it takes to succeed.”Lionel Messi
“I have always tried to give my best in every game.”Lionel Messi
“I have many years to get better and better, and that has to be my ambition. The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.”Lionel Messi
“I’m not a big fan of the gym. I prefer to play soccer to stay fit.”Lionel Messi
“Soccer is a game of passion and emotion. The best players are the ones who can control their emotions and channel them into their performance.”Lionel Messi
“We have to learn from our mistakes and move forward.”Lionel Messi
“Money is not a motivating factor…My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer, I would willingly play for nothing.”Lionel Messi
“The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instinct.”Lionel Messi
“I don’t have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It’s something I love doing.”Manuel Neuer
“I couldn’t care less about the team struggling. It’s not my job to worry about the team. My job is to score goals.”Mario Balotelli
“I always try to give everything I have, every time I step on the pitch.”Michael Bradley
“I always try to learn from my experiences, both good and bad.”Michael Bradley
“I don’t care about individual awards, I care about winning games and championships with my team.”Michael Bradley
“I want to be remembered as a player who gave everything for his team, and who always played with passion and heart.”Michael Bradley
“I’m not a flashy player, but I try to be effective and do my job.”Michael Bradley
“I’m not afraid to speak my mind, to stand up for what I believe in.”Michael Bradley
“Losing is never easy, but it’s a part of the game. We have to learn from it and come back stronger.”Mohamed Salah
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”Nelson Mandela
“If you don’t believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.”Neville Southall
“I always try to be myself, to put my own personality into my work and my game.”Neymar Jr.
“I don’t have a tattoo of Messi, but I do have one of my family and another of my son.”Neymar Jr.
“I don’t like to compare myself with anyone because I think I’m different.”Neymar Jr.
“I don’t like to lose, but I don’t care about winning. I just like to play soccer.”Neymar Jr.
“I have both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as my role models. If I can take a little of each player’s game and make it my own, I would be very happy.”Neymar Jr.
“I have never tried to hide the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are my idols.”Neymar Jr.
“I’m always ready to give my best for the team, whether I start or I’m on the bench.”Neymar Jr.
“I’m always trying to improve, to get better as a player and as a person.”Neymar Jr.
“I’m not a superhero, I’m not a machine. Sometimes I need to rest.”Neymar Jr.
“I’m not a violent player. I always try to stay on my feet.”Neymar Jr.
“It’s not the end of the world, we have to keep fighting.”Neymar Jr.
“Soccer is my passion, my life, my everything.”Neymar Jr.
“I’m happy to have played for the club I supported as a boy.”Paul Scholes
“I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players.”Pele
“I am not a great player, but I am a great competitor.”Pele
“Soccer is a team sport, and it’s not about one player.”Pele
“Soccer is a universal language.”Pele
“The best soccer players in the world are not the ones who score the most goals, but the ones who make the most impact on the game.”Pele
“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.”Pele
“The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players.”Pele
“Soccer is a game of love.”Pelé
“The end of the season is when the real work begins.”Pep Guardiola
“I always try to play with possession, to control the game, and to create chances for my team.”Pep Guardiola
“I’m not the kind of coach who focuses on individual talent, I believe in teamwork and collective effort.”Pep Guardiola
“I always try to learn from my mistakes, and to keep improving as a coach.”Pep Guardiola
“I don’t care about personal records, I care about winning titles and playing beautiful football.”Pep Guardiola
“I’m not afraid of trying new things, of experimenting with tactics and formations, of taking risks.”Pep Guardiola
“I have always admired Marcelo Bielsa. He’s a great coach and a true philosopher of the game.”Pep Guardiola
“I always try to be a good leader, to inspire my players, and to create a positive environment in the dressing room.”Pep Guardiola
“I want to be remembered as a coach who revolutionized the game, who inspired others to think differently, and who left a lasting legacy.”Pep Guardiola
“I’m not satisfied with just winning, I want my teams to play beautiful football and to entertain the fans.”Pep Guardiola
“I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I’m pretty good at soccer.”Peter Crouch
“A goalkeeper can make or break a team.”Petr Cech
“I’m retiring from football, but not from the game.”Rio Ferdinand
“I was born to score goals.”Romario
“I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve.”Ronaldinho
“I don’t like to talk about myself. I like to talk about the team.”Ronaldinho
“I don’t need a captain’s armband to lead.”Ronaldinho
“I have always tried to play with a smile on my face, and I think that’s important.”Ronaldinho
“I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.”Ronaldinho
“I learned everything on the streets.”Ronaldinho
“I like to have fun, but I also like to work hard.”Ronaldinho
“I only have one house, and that is my mother’s house. My home is the pitch.”Ronaldinho
“I’ve always said that I’m not a perfectionist, but I always try to do my best.”Ronaldinho
“It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about how you play the game.”Ronaldinho
“Never give up, because you never know what might happen.”Ronaldinho
“Soccer is a game that’s meant to be enjoyed.”Ronaldinho
“Soccer players are artists, and the field is their canvas. They paint beautiful pictures with their feet and create moments of magic that will be remembered forever.”Ronaldinho
“I don’t believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.”Roy Keane
“We must have had 99 percent of the game. It was the other three percent that cost us the match.”Ruud Gullit
“The ball is round, the game lasts 90 minutes, and everything else is just theory.”Sepp Herberger
“The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory.”Sepp Herberger
“I always try to be a leader on and off the pitch.”Sergio Ramos
“I always try to give my best, for the team and for myself.”Sergio Ramos
“I always try to learn from my mistakes and improve.”Sergio Ramos
“I want to be remembered as a great defender, but also as a great person.”Sergio Ramos
“I’m not a dirty player. I just play hard.”Sergio Ramos
“I’m not a violent player, but I’m not a saint either.”Sergio Ramos
“I’m not afraid of anything on the pitch.”Sergio Ramos
“We have to keep our heads up and look forward to the next game.”Sergio Ramos
“I am not a superstar, but I have a passion for the game.”Steven Gerrard
“I like to be decisive. I like to make saves that count.”Thibaut Courtois
“Football is not just about scoring goals, it’s about winning.”Thierry Henry
“I don’t want to play in a team where I’m not enjoying football. I’d rather play in a team that’s losing and enjoying the football than in a team that’s winning and not enjoying it.”Thierry Henry
“Soccer is a universal language that brings people together from all walks of life.”Thierry Henry
“Soccer is more than just a game. It is a way of life, a passion that drives us to be the best we can be.”Thierry Henry
“A goalkeeper is the lone eagle, the last line of defense. He is the one who can make or break a game.”Tim Howard
“A lot of people say that a goalkeeper is the most important player on the field, and I don’t necessarily agree with that.”Tim Howard
“I think soccer is a universal language. I’ve been blessed to have played in different countries around the world, and it’s fascinating to see how people approach the game.”Tim Howard
“I’m not afraid of challenges, of trying new things, of taking risks.”Tim Weah
“Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they’ll remember the name on the back.”Tony Adams
“I always try to play with intensity, to give everything I have for my team, and to be a leader on the pitch.”Tyler Adams
“I’m not the most flashy player, but I try to be effective and make a difference in the game.”Tyler Adams
“I’m as happy as I can be, but I’ve been happier.”Ugo Ehiogu
“We have to take responsibility for our mistakes and work to fix them.”Virgil van Dijk
“I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.”Wayne Rooney
“I always try to learn from my mistakes, and to keep improving as a player.”Weston McKennie
“I always try to play with energy, to be a box-to-box midfielder, and to contribute to both attack and defense.”Weston McKennie
“I’m not the most technically gifted player, but I try to make up for it with my physicality and my work rate.”Weston McKennie
“I would have given anything to have played alongside Ronaldo and Messi. But I’m 5’6, so I’d have to be their mascot.”Xavi
“I’m leaving because I want to enjoy my family, my friends and my life.”Xavi
“In football, the result is an impostor. You can do things really, really well but not win. There’s something greater than the result, more lasting – a legacy.”Xavi
“I have a need to play intensely every day, to fight every match hard.”Zinedine Zidane
“Soccer is a game that can teach you a lot about life.”Zinedine Zidane
“Soccer is a team sport, and it’s all about working together.”Zinedine Zidane
“Soccer players are warriors. They battle for every ball, every inch of the field, and every moment of the game.”Zinedine Zidane
“The end of the season is when you start thinking about the next one.”Zinedine Zidane
“Messi is the Mozart of football.”Zinedine Zidane
“Messi makes the difference most of the time. In particular, he is always going forwards. He never passes the ball backward or sideways. He has only one idea, to run towards the goal. So as a football fan, just enjoy the show.”Zinedine Zidane
“My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder.”Zinedine Zidane
“I have a winning mentality, and I will not give up until I get what I want.”Zlatan Ibrahimovic
“I’m not a one-man team. But I’m the one who makes the difference.”Zlatan Ibrahimovic
“I’m not the best in the world, but I’m not the worst, either.”Zlatan Ibrahimovic
“Losing is tough, but it makes you stronger.”Zlatan Ibrahimovic
“I always want to become better. If never being satisfied is a problem, then I have it.”Zlatan Ibrahimović
“I am not arrogant. I am confident.”Zlatan Ibrahimović
“I am the perfect man for the job.”Zlatan Ibrahimović
“I came like a king, left like a legend.”Zlatan Ibrahimović
“I can play in the 11 positions because a good player can play anywhere.”Zlatan Ibrahimović
“I don’t believe they can change the game, but I believe they can decide the game.” (on referees)Zlatan Ibrahimović
“I don’t need a trophy to tell myself that I am the best.”Zlatan Ibrahimović
“I have a winner mentality. I don’t accept losing.”Zlatan Ibrahimović
“I have played with the best players in the world, but Messi is something else.”Zlatan Ibrahimović
Male Soccer Player Quotes
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Quotes By Famous Female Soccer Players

“I am a big believer that if you have a clear understanding of what needs to be done, it’s all about execution.”Abby Wambach
“I think every little girl should have a chance to play soccer.”Abby Wambach
“I will miss the beautiful game, but I am excited for the next chapter in my life.”Abby Wambach
“I’ve never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else.”Abby Wambach
“The end of the season is a time to reflect on what went well and what needs improvement.”Abby Wambach
“We have the talent, we have the heart, and we have the desire to be the best.”Abby Wambach
“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.”Abby Wambach
“I have a passion for soccer, and I will do whatever it takes to be the best.”Abby Wambach
“Every morning, look in the mirror and tell yourself: Do not doubt my motivation, determination, toughness, commitment, perseverance, mental ability, nor my desire. Most of all, do not underestimate what I can achieve.”Alex Morgan
“I am not a natural goalscorer, but I am a hard worker and I will do whatever it takes to help the team.”Alex Morgan
“I believe that if you work hard enough and want it bad enough, you can achieve anything.”Alex Morgan
“I believe that we can win, I believe that we can do it, I believe that we can win the World Cup.”Alex Morgan
“I could be a model for one night. But I’m also a professional soccer player, and I like to be taken seriously on the field.”Alex Morgan
“I don’t run straight at a constant pace; soccer is always a change of pace and movement.”Alex Morgan
“I have always been a believer that women’s soccer deserves more and that we need to fight for equal pay and conditions.”Alex Morgan
“I have always believed that success comes to those who are passionate about what they do.”Alex Morgan
“I have had to adjust to new surroundings, meet new people and have been challenged by different situations. All of those experiences, while nerve-wracking at the time, have empowered me to grow stronger.”Alex Morgan
“I think it’s important for women to support other women in whatever we do.”Alex Morgan
“I think it’s important for young girls to have role models and to see that anything is possible.”Alex Morgan
“I think it’s important for young girls to see women’s soccer and to see themselves in us.”Alex Morgan
“I was the biggest tomboy growing up. Now I love playing with a full face of makeup.”Alex Morgan
“I’m always looking for ways to improve my game, and I’m always looking for ways to help my team.”Alex Morgan
“Soccer is what I grew up doing – it’s my passion, and I’m way more comfortable on the field in my soccer cleats.”Alex Morgan
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing.”Alex Morgan
“The end of the season is always bittersweet. You’re sad it’s over, but you’re excited for what’s to come.”Alex Morgan
“Whatever brings you down, will eventually make you stronger.”Alex Morgan
“I don’t care about clean sheets, I care about winning.”Alisson Becker
“The past doesn’t matter. Take today.”Becky Sauerbrunn
“I always try to be a leader on and off the pitch, and to inspire my teammates to be their best.”Carli Lloyd
“I always try to play with passion, to give everything I have for my team.”Carli Lloyd
“I am a strong believer that you have to work hard for anything you get in life.”Carli Lloyd
“I’m not afraid of taking on challenges, of pushing myself to be better, of setting high goals.”Carli Lloyd
“It’s not about the name on the back of the jersey, it’s about the crest on the front.”Carli Lloyd
“I am not a superhero, I am not invincible. I am a human being, and I have weaknesses.”Hope Solo
“I love the pressure of the last few minutes when the game is on the line.”Hope Solo
“No excuses. Play like a champion.”Kelley O’Hara
“I am a firm believer that you can’t win the game unless you’ve won the locker room.”Kristine Lilly
“I am not the best player in the world, but I am one of the best.”Marta Vieira
“I’ve been playing soccer my whole life, and I’ve never had a coach who told me to be anything other than myself on the field.”Megan Rapinoe
“This is my charge to everybody. Do what you can. Do what you have to do. Step outside of yourself. Be more. Be better. Be bigger than you’ve ever been before.”Megan Rapinoe
“I am a player who likes to take risks, who likes to try things that other people might not try.”Megan Rapinoe
“I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down, and I will not let myself down.”Mia Hamm
“My coach said I ran like a girl. I said if he tried a little harder he could too.”Mia Hamm
“Soccer is a team sport, and the best players are the ones who make their teammates better.”Mia Hamm
“Soccer players are a rare breed of athlete. They possess a combination of speed, agility, and endurance that is unmatched in the world of sports.”Mia Hamm
“The end of the season is when you realize how much you’ve grown as a player and as a person.”Mia Hamm
“You can’t win all the time, but you can learn from every game you play.”Mia Hamm
“Soccer isn’t brain surgery, have fun.”Michelle Akers
Female Soccer Player Quotes
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Quotes From Top Soccer Coaches

“The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is watching.”Anson Dorrance
“The end of the season is not the end of the world. If you do well, you have a lot of opportunities ahead.”Arsene Wenger
“The most important thing about winning is believing that you can win no matter who you are playing against.”Arsene Wenger
“If you are first you are first. If you are second you are nothing.”Bill Shankly
“Pressure is working down the pit. The pressure is having no work at all. The pressure is trying to escape relegation on 50 shillings a week. The pressure is not the European Cup or the Championship or the Cup Final. That’s the reward.”Bill Shankly
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.”Bill Shankly
“Aim for the sky and you’ll hit the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.”Bill Shankly
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.Bill Shankly
“The first 90 minutes are the most important.”Bobby Robson
“We don’t want our players to be monks. We want them to be better football players because a monk does not play football at this level.”Bobby Robson
“I can’t even spell spaghetti never mind talk Italian. How could I tell an Italian to get the ball? He might grab mine.”Brain Clough
“I want no epitaphs of profound history and all that type of thing. I contributed. I would hope they would say that, and I would hope somebody liked me.”Brain Clough
“I’m not saying I was the best football manager there ever was, but I was in the top one.”Brain Clough
“Players lose you games, not tactics. There’s so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes.”Brain Clough
“We talk about it for twenty minutes and then we decide I was right.”Brain Clough
“We used to go to the pictures every Saturday night but we had to leave a little bit early and get home and watch Match of the Day – and my wife still complains she missed the last five minutes of every film we saw.”Brain Clough
“The end of the season is a time for reflection and planning for the future.”Brendan Rodgers
“I wouldn’t say I was the top manager in the business but I would say I was in the top one.”Brian Clough
“They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job.”Brian Clough
“The end of the season is when you see who really wants it.”Carlo Ancelotti
“I always try to play with balance, to have a solid defense and a creative attack.”Carlo Ancelotti
“I’m not the kind of coach who focuses on one style of play, I adapt to the players I have and the opponents we face.”Carlo Ancelotti
“I have a lot of respect for Sir Alex Ferguson. He’s a legend of English soccer and a great manager.”Carlo Ancelotti
“I always try to learn from my experiences, both good and bad, and to keep improving as a coach.”Carlo Ancelotti
“I don’t care about personal records, I care about winning titles and making the fans happy.”Carlo Ancelotti
“I’m not afraid of making tough decisions, of benching star players if they don’t perform, of taking risks.”Carlo Ancelotti
“I have always admired Arrigo Sacchi. He’s a great coach and a true visionary of the game.”Carlo Ancelotti
“I always try to be a good communicator, to build strong relationships with my players, and to create a positive atmosphere in the dressing room.”Carlo Ancelotti
“I want to be remembered as a coach who won with style, who inspired his players to play their best, and who left a mark on the history of the game.”Carlo Ancelotti
“I’m not satisfied with just winning, I want my teams to play beautiful football and to entertain the fans.”Carlo Ancelotti
“I don’t like to talk about individual performances. I think it’s unprofessional to single out players.”Harry Redknapp
“I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve.”José Mourinho
“To be the ultimate team, you must use your body and your mind. Draw upon the resources of your teammates. Choose your steps wisely, and you will win. Remember, only teams succeed.”José Mourinho
“I always try to play with a strong defense, to be organized and disciplined, and to take advantage of our opponents’ weaknesses.”José Mourinho
“I’m not the kind of coach who cares about being popular, I care about winning.”José Mourinho
“I have a lot of respect for Sir Bobby Robson. He was a great coach and a great person.”José Mourinho
“I always try to learn from my experiences, both good and bad, and to keep improving as a coach.”José Mourinho
“I don’t care about personal records, I care about winning titles and making history.”José Mourinho
“I’m not afraid of making tough decisions, of benching star players if they don’t perform, of being criticized by the media.”José Mourinho
“I have always admired Fabio Capello. He’s a great coach and a master of tactics.”José Mourinho
“I always try to be a good motivator, to push my players to their limits, and to create a winning mentality in the dressing room.”José Mourinho
“I want to be remembered as a coach who won everywhere he went, who left a mark on the history of the game, and who inspired others to follow in his footsteps.”José Mourinho
“I’m not satisfied with just winning, I want to dominate.”José Mourinho
“The end of the season is a time to celebrate the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.”Jürgen Klopp
“I’ve never played for a draw in my life.”Sir Alex Ferguson
“The end of the season is when you see the true character of a team.”Sir Alex Ferguson
“That lad must have been born offside”Sir Alex Ferguson
“I have learned more from my failures than from my successes.”Sir Alex Ferguson
Quotes From Soccer Coaches
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