I've never timed myself over 100m, but I have done a test over shorter distances, 20m or 30m, with and without the ball. What's strange is that I'm faster with the ball than without it. Some people are born for distance running and others for sprint.
Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I'd tell her I was going to school but I'd be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet.
I'm here to score a lot of goals. It's my speciality, that's what I've been brought here to do, and I want to score plenty ; like I did with Barcelona. And here, there's every reason to think I can do it.
I am always going to have problems with the paparazzi. I have had two men outside my house for the last two years, which is frightening at times, but that is my life unfortunately.
Against Juventus we were massive underdogs, so to beat them was fantastic.
When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started.
~ Jose Mourinho
Sometimes in soccer you have to score goals
Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
Other countries have their history. Uruguay has its football.
The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, another bit by the head of Maradona.
Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.
We lost because we didn’t win