The president requested me to restore order in the national team. I have been designated to be part of the official delegation to Egypt to help boost the morale of our players.— Roger Milla
Unpopular National Team quotations
Leadership is earned. You want your team to feel like they work with you, not for you.
When I first met him [James Galanis], he just said, "Look, if you want to be a professional soccer player, if you want to make the national team, you have to do everything possible to work hard. You’ve got to put it number one."
There was one point in high school actually when I was on the chess team, marching band, model United Nations and debate club all at the same time. And I would spend time with the computer club after school. And I had just quit pottery club, which I was in junior high, but I let that go.
If your heart is bigger than the big-gest guy on the team, then you're the biggest guy on the team.
I wear the number 10 Jersey for the US National Team in honour of the Greatest athlete I have ever seen: Messi.
I am excited to rise today to support National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.
This celebration honors the husband and wife business owner teams whose work helps drive the economy and fuel job growth.
I want to be proud of this country [the USA], but when aspects of our policy don't align with my ethics, I want to protest them and try to change them. Being complicit because it's the home team is nationalism, not patriotism.
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
There are 3 basic differences between we British and you Americans.
One, we speak English, and you don't. Two, when we have a "World Championship", we invite teams from other nations. Three, when you meet the British head of State, you only have to get down on one knee.
When I got to the senior national team, there was another Ronaldo, so they started calling me Ronaldinho because I was younger.
Individually, I always want to give the most.
I want to help the Brazilian National Team the best way possible, whether is with goals, assists or even a slide tackle, whatever. All that matters is to help the team.
When a nation becomes devoid of art and learning, it invites poverty. And when poverty comes it brings in its wake of thousands of crimes.
When I wear the national team shirt, its sole contact with my skin makes it stand on an end.
I spent my first twenty years in Morocco, where I coached the national team.
Being named as a finalist for the USA Basketball National Team is an unbelievable feeling and an opportunity that is truly humbling. It is an honor to be included with such talented players and I look forward to the chance to represent my country this summer.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
If a team lives up to its role as favorite, it will have earned the World Cup.
By the way, Adidas grew by about 30 percent in Brazil even without sponsoring the national team.
When you look at where team sports are going, the National Football League is turning into organized warfare.
FC Barcelona is the national team of Catalonia
Science can be effective in the national welfare only as a member of a team, whether the conditions be peace or war. But without scientific progress no amount of achievement in other directions can insure our health, prosperity, and security as a nation in the modern world.
I have no problem with two teams claiming to be national champions at the end of the year. But that's our society. We're dying to know who the champion is. Heaven forbid we have two. That would be socialist, right?
Some of their players are internationals; some play for their national team.
In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague.
There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team.
Everybody on a championship team doesn't get publicity, but everyone can say he's a champion.
In 10 years' time I still want to be at Arsenal, winning trophies for my club and for the national team as well. I've been there since I was nine or 10. It feels like I've always been there, the club's been great to me and I feel I owe them that to be there and to stay around.
At Alabama, our players don't win Heisman Trophies. Our teams win National Championships.
I want to help the Brazilian National Team the best way possible, whether is with goals, assists or even a slide tackle, whatever.
Let me go back to a comfortable analogy for me - sports.
.. basketball. I use it because you're naive if you don't see the national full-court press picking away right now: A good point guard drives through a full court press, protecting the ball, keeping her eye on the basket... and she knows exactly when to pass the ball so that the team can WIN.
I don't want my generals or my defense secretary or my national-security team to ever feel deploying weapons to kill people as routine or abstract, even if the targets are bad people.
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.
As difficult as it is to build a team, it is not complicated.
In fact, keeping it simple is critical, whether you run the executive staff at a multi-national company, a small department within a larger organization, or even if you are merely a member of a team that needs improvement.
Actually, the Kentucky moment was better than winning the two National Championships, because it was the epitome of what I try to get from a team in a crisis situation.
What we have to do is to find a solution that the interests of the national teams are respecting the interests of the clubs. And also the clubs they shall respect the interests and the aspirations of national teams.
When I was younger it was twice a day with a game on the weekend.
Then when I got older, three times a day everyday in college and on the national team.
The Houston Astros are the youngest team in the National League if you judge by age.
I've signed a contract with the Dutch national team until 2006.
So I can win the World Cup not once but twice.
I think Barcelona and the Spanish national team have been good for soccer because there are a lot of teams that come up playing from the back : with the goalie, the defense, moving up a defender to midfield, playing attacking soccer. I think fans want to see that. They want to see beautiful soccer, a spectacle, and Barcelona does that.
Portugal have a national team called Cristiano Ronaldo and a group of players who run after him.
There is a broad cultural current that conveys the idea that a film is like a football team, it represents a nation, it is illustrated literature, filmed radio. These are outdated concepts, totally out of touch with today's realities.