Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.

When you lose a person you love so much, surviving the loss is difficult.

I'm living a dream I never want to wake up from.

I followed an Italian manager and it cannot be easy when you follow a manager who thinks very differently.

Why lie? I'm not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do.

I have my flaws too, but I am a professional who doesn't like to miss or lose.

I don't like being alone.

I don't have to show anything to anyone. There is nothing to prove.

A human being is a being who is constantly 'under construction,' but also, in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction.

Human vocabulary is still not capable, and probably never will be, of knowing, recognizing, and communicating everything that can be humanly experienced and felt.

But I think it's more normal for my team to have no success than it is to win two consecutive European cups.

The only thing that we cannot control is our supporters.

I think the best place to work in football is England.

The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society.

Hollywood, it has treated me so nicely, I am ready to faint! As soon as I see Hollywood, I love it.

Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.

What kind of world is this that can send machines to Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?

I have a fantastic wife, and not only in terms of external beauty.

Her priority and mine is our children. That is our choice.

Without football, my life is worth nothing.

I'm aware that, whatever the circumstances, there will always be speculation about me.

The Porto players were with me for two and a half years, they believed in me, in my methods, in the way we do it. The next day I go and a manager arrives who works completely differently.

The way I use to develop an aerobic condition is three against three, man to man, in a square 20 metres by 20.

In the same way that I had to follow an Italian manager here, I can imagine that it was not easy for an Italian manager to follow me at Porto.

When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started.

When I face the media, maybe I don't feel it now, here with you, because it's a different sort of interview, but when I face the media before or after the game, I feel it as part of the game.

Facing the press is not easy, but because you have to go, you have to try to take a lot of positive things for yourself from these face-to-face meetings.

So I know all about the ups and downs of football, I know that one day I will be sacked.

I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day.

He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch.

You have to win and especially, as I have, you have to win a trophy for the first time.

Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them.

By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them.

Look at the way teams play against Arsenal. They don't believe they can win. They don't believe.

I feel I have a lot to learn from English football and I am completely open to good influences in my way of thinking football. But I also have things to give them.

You see how Spanish, Italians, Portuguese play football.

I don't say they are perfect, I say English football has a few things to learn from them in the same way they have a lot of things to learn from English football.

And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think.

At the very least we should be given a bit of credit and a little bit of space, and maybe the media should think we could help them discover why English teams do not win European competitions.

So when they have Mourinho and Benitez joining the Premiership they should say it's good for us, maybe these guys have something new to give.

So if one day the result becomes 3-3, for me it doesn't change my mind, because it's football, it's normal. What is not normal is that we haven't been scoring enough goals playing such good football as we've been playing in the last few weeks.

Especially when you play at home, you need a good atmosphere behind you.

The team is completely close. Anything you say outside, there is no chance it will go inside. So the team is really strong and compact. We know what we want and how to achieve it on the pitch.

In five years I have never had a match where my team has had less possession than the opponents.

The only thing I would like is to have more control of the game in terms of possession.

I don't say we are a defensive team. I say we are a strong team in defensive terms, but at the same time lacking sufficient fluidity in attack because that will take time to come.

When you just work tactically, in pure football sessions, you can see the way they can think football.

I enjoy the work, I enjoy every minute of my professional life.

Don't you know, priests, why our sermons do not touch the people's heart? Because we do not preach to the eyes, only to the ears.

a man was on his way to the gallows when he met another, who asked him: where are you going, my friend? and the condemned man replied: i'm not going anywhere. they're taking me by force.

The amber light came on.

Not only does the universe have its own laws, all of them indifferent to the contradictory dreams and desires of humanity, and in the formulation of which we contribute not one iota, apart, that is, from the words by which we clumsily name them, but everything seems to indicate that it uses these laws for aims and objectives that transcend and always will transcend our understanding.

No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it

Look at me and tell me if I don't have Brazil in every curve of my body.