Courtesy of FIFA.com, Completesportsnigeria.com presents interesting quotes from the football world in the past week including Efe Ambrose’s review of the blockbuster TITANIC, what friends and agents think of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, some hilarious initiation rites etc…
He said: ‘no, if you (leave) I won’t see you any more. Your area’s difficult for you guys and you don’t have much help – they’ll have to put an extra bed here. You’ll stay here and we’ll share’.”
Cristiano RONALDO’s room-mate at Sporting Lisbon, Jose Semedo, explains how the three-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner helped keep his close friend in the academy.
“It would have to be when I was in the youth team at Bristol City. We had to perform karaoke for the first team players in the dressing room at Christmas party. Believe me none of us were ever going to make the X Factor. The two worst performers (I wasn’t one of them) had to strip down to their boxers and put giant garbage bins on their heads. All you could see of them was from the knees down. They had to start at opposite sides of the pitch and sprint across the field to score a penalty. It must have taken them ten minutes to find the balls.”
Former Canada defender Jimmy Brennan revealed his funniest dressing room moment while playing for BRISTOL CITY.
“When I saw him at the airport, I said to myself: ‘This kid’s too small to play football.’ I thought they’d tricked me.”
Horacio Gaggioli, the man who signed Lionel MESSI, tells the story of when he first met the Argentinian.
“Listen, I’ve experienced how short a life can be, what’s happened to my little baby could happen to someone in this team, so make sure you give everything today because these football moments are not going to last forever, and what I’ve learned from this experience is that life can end at any second.”
Harry ARTER recalls his speech to his Bournemouth team-mates before he played in their win against Manchester United last month. The game came two days after his fiancee had given birth to their stillborn daughter.
“I think I’d say Titanic. He died at the end so for me, I didn’t like that. At the start it’s good but at the end, everyone just drops off the ship and the guy at the last minute gives up then the girl leaves so what’s the point?”
Efe AMBROSE’s thoughts on the blockbuster movie, Titanic, when asked to name the worst film he has ever seen.
Guys that were here, they have now tasted what’s possible at the end of this long MLS road, and there’s no greater motivation to do it again. Not many people feel that. It’s like a drug, you want it again – or ice cream.”
Portland TIMBERS coach Caleb Porter describing the feeling of what it is like to win the MLS Cup.
“I didn’t see one shot. I was behind the wall of my players so I had to watch it from there. I will watch it on television at home but it was good watching the crowd instead… Wembley is a cool place to play football but we go there to win – it’s not much fun to lose.”
Manager Jurgen KLOPP was unable to watch his Liverpool side’s shootout victory against Stoke City in the English League Cup semi-final.
“So I told him Manchester is ideal as a city because you stay home, you play every three days, we can eat and play football together.”
Sergio AGUERO trying to lure Lionel Messi to Manchester City
“(Journalist Dimitar Berbatov): And you are disappointed because of this?
(Dimitar Berbatov): Yes. When I don’t play, I can’t be happy. The problem is that, in this case I took it out on the colleague from the other team. And I am not one of this players looking for a conflict, this is a well-known fact, but in this case the opposite happened, for which I am sorry.”
PAOK forward Dimitar BERBATOV in a Facebook interview with himself after receiving a straight red card in a Greek League match.
“A year ago we were playing in front of one man and his dog and now we are set to [attract] hundreds for Stuart Pearce’s debut. Stuart knows that there will be no special treatment, he will still need to pay his £5 a game subs.”
Nick Dawe, Longford AFC manager, on signing Stuart PEARCE in the January transfer window. The former English international is set to train with the team and play in one match for the bottom side of the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division Two.
“She was this athlete that was a sponge and willing to do anything. I explained the changes she needed to make in her personal life, and she made them right away. I told her it had to be her priority: forget about family, forget about friends, forget about boyfriend, forget about everything, they’ve got to come second. If you really want to do this, it’s got to be No1. She said, ‘I’m in.'”
Carli LLOYD’s trainer, James Galanis in an exclusive chat with FIFA.com, on when he realised the USA No10 would go on to become one of the world’s greatest players
“We were playing five-a-side and we were losing because he [Mario Balotelli] didn’t work, which is evident. He swore at me in Italian and he thought I didn’t understand. But I know a bit of Italian lingo so I said, ‘Who’re you talking to?’ He said it again so we squared up and I offered him out, but he said no.”
Micah RICHARDS revealed him and former Manchester City team-mate Mario Balotelli became embroiled in a confrontation on the training pitch.