I feel that every time I get the ball at the moment I am going to score.— Michael Owen
The most blissful Michael Owen quotes that are glad to read
Nobody on this planet had a range of passing like Paul Scholes.
Training every day was a pleasure just watching him. Unbelievable career.
I don't want to be modelling G-strings.
It's not that good for my image – I'm a footballer not a tart
I hate to admit this but I don't even know how to make a cup of tea or coffee.
I can boil a kettle for a pot noodle and I've been known to warm up some food in the microwave.
If you only ever give 90% in training then you will only ever give 90% when it matters.
To stay in the game, you have to stay in the game.
I can't believe anyone can have played the game of football as well as Messi.
I want to be a top-flight football player, so I lead the life that enables me to be that type of player. I prefer to be seen in a decent light rather than an indecent one.
I think in terms of best players, I would have to say Ronaldo, the real Ronaldo, the Brazilian one. I was fortunate enough to have a year with him at Real Madrid. He was at the end of his career and was probably half the player he was. But, in his prime, he was quite simply astonishing.
An emotion that lives with me is a sense of what might have been had injuries not robbed me of my most lethal weapon - speed.
[Wayne Rooney] has to be viewed as a great England striker if he breaks Sir Bobby Charlton's record. Scoring goals at international level is much more difficult than it was a few years back because even the lesser teams are well organised and don't concede too many goals these days.
The Champions League is more interesting to watch than international football and the quality is superior as well.
While the World Cup is great every four years, I think people struggle to get themselves excited about qualifiers against the smaller nations. It will take some good performances from the national team to get the feel-good factor back, as far as the England team goes at least.
You always come back to earth with a thump at some stage.
Life has it's ups and downs; the acid test is how you handle the downs.
Bayern Munich are probably the standout team on the planet.
The Spanish league is fantastic, but it has not the great passion the English Premiership has got.
Best atmosphere I ever played in was at Celtic Park in the UEFA Cup for Liverpool.
There have been more things wrong with England than just Wayne Rooney in the last few years.
Scholesy was a genius, absolute genius.
He was a center-forward's dream, you could make a run and he'd put the ball perfectly in your path. Any footballer you ask will always tell you that Scholesy was one of the best players they've ever played with.
It was a real eye opener and I'm really pleased that I spent a year out there [in Real Madrid].
If you cut me in half, I'm a footballer.
Give me a great Champions League game or an exciting Premier League game ahead of an international match and I'd love that to reverse. A lot of people have lost interest in England games, it is quite hard to watch.
A new club is like having a new girlfriend – you don't have feelings straight away
The better the opposition put in front of you, the better your team plays.
You are affected by the surroundings, the mood of people, by confidence. I am no different.
I loved [Real Madrid]. It was a real experience, playing with a great team. One of the first questions I'm often asked is 'What was Madrid like?' It's got that mystique about it. It's a magical place and a magical team, and everything about it is great.
I wouldn't change my life for the world at the moment.
Henry had taken striking on to a different level
I remember running around the park as a kid and pretending, shouting out 'Michael Owen in the cup final. He scores!' To actually fulfil that dream when you're older and score two goals made it just a magical day.
You're on your own out there with ten mates.
I have never thought of a scenario where international football was not a massive part of our [England] game.
I don't particularly enjoy watching international football in the way that I used to. It hurts me to say that, but it's true.
For me there's nothing better than putting the white shirt on for England and playing for England. I'd get worried if it wasn't like that.
To be at the top, you have to have a competitive streak in you.
If you're not performing, you've got to be angry with yourself.
I was born to score goals, I feel.
I don't get a lot of enjoyment out of sitting there for an hour and a half watching a game like we saw between Ireland and England last Sunday.
I think the greatest Real Madrid player of all time is Cristiano Ronaldo followed by Ferenc Puskas. Ronaldo equalled Puskas’ great record of 242 goals in fewer games. He was also the fastest Real Madrid player to score 100 goals and holds the record for most goals scored for Madrid in a season.
Everton have a healthy list of injuries.
I think nowadays Manchester United is more competitive than it's ever been.
Obviously, over the last one or two decades, they've always had one challenger or two challengers maybe, whether it be Arsenal or Chelsea.
My Dad was briefly an Everton player and I used to follow them as a boy.
A lot of people have lost interest in watching England play.
To get motivated to watch international football, you need your country to be having some form of success and England haven't had any for a long time now.
Fortunately I am a mentally strong person and believe I will learn from the experience and continue to improve as a player and person because of it. (on breaking his leg)
As everyone knows I've got a passion for horses.
It bothers me when I don't score.
Often the biggest test is when the chips are down and you've got to stick together as a team.
You need people who score goals. That's how you win games
I thought I would break the scoring record when I got to 40 goals by the age of 27 or 28, but then Fabio Capello took over and he never picked me again.
Manchester United will always be a competitor, just because of the very size of them.
The bottom line is that I wanted to come back and play in the Premier League again and wake up on Saturday morning and really fancy getting out there and playing in front of this fantastic support, scoring goals and enjoying football. (on returning to the premiership)