My game is based on improvisation. Often a forward does not have the time to think too much. You have a second, rarely more, to decide whether to dribble, shoot or pass to the right or left. It is instinct that gives the orders.— Ronaldinho
Devotion Soccer Game quotations
Soccer is a game for 22 people that run around, play the ball, and one referee who makes a slew of mistakes, and in the end Germany always wins.
The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory.
We didn't underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought.
I believe that a bad Super Bowl halftime show is still better than a soccer game.
Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer.
My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to probably every soccer game I ever played.
Johan was more than just a great soccer player.
He was a role model who promoted world peace. He brought the values of education into the game of football and proved that on the field, everyone is equal - Jews, Muslims and Christians - that running fast and playing well will lead to victory in spite of discrimination and racism.
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.
Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.
I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel.
You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.
Soccer is a great game, and the rich variety of styles and passions that come with being truly global makes the World Cup a nonpareil event in the universe of competitive sport.
Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas. But it's a wonderful game.
I feel very privileged to be asked to be featured in another FIFA Soccer release, ... The game gives me the opportunity to play the matches I want to play every day of the week -- even while away from the field.
I was a soccer cheerleader. It doesn't get nerdier than that. I was fired from the soccer cheerleading squad after one year, which I believe to this day is unprecedented. You have to understand, no one went to the soccer games. In fact, I believe part of my duties as a cheerleader was to bake brownies for the team.
You can do as many sprints as you want but there's nothing like playing in a 90-minute soccer game. There's no better way to gain your fitness, in my opinion, than playing in consistent games.
Yorkie has officially retired about 5 times.
.. The man's a clown... People are going on about the game and agents and directors of football and managers losing their jobs, but we should be worried about people like him... Clowns. That's the last time I'm going to say clown... If he's the vice-president of FIFA, God help us all.
One of the reserves came up to me and said 'I'm finding it a bit hard, it's the first time I've ever been dropped'. So I told him to do what Nick Faldo does and work at his game. Next thing I know he's doing exactly what Faldo does, he's taken up golf.
Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys.
If this can be termed the century of the common man, then soccer, of all sports, is surely his game.... In a world haunted by the hydrogen and napalm bomb, the football field is a place where sanity and hope are still left unmolested.
The most important thing for a forward is speed of thought. Top players read the game.
Football's football, if that weren't the case it wouldn't be the game that it is
Soccer is simple... you just need to have the right mentality, fighting in every game, in every practice and for every ball.
The crowd in Atlanta was amazing the last time we played there.
They were enthusiastic, engaged in the game and were happy to be there. They are excited about soccer.
Italians can't win the game against you, but you can lose the game against the Italians.
If I wanted you to understand it, I would have explained it better.
I used to go to my kids' soccer games and I was the only parent who wasn't screaming, because I'd have to do a show that night. It was hard. Moms and dads get more emotional at those soccer and Little League games than at a professional game.
The first task is to get to know the players really well-watching them as individuals in training and in match play-to see what is good in their natural game. Then, and only then, can we begin to outline the general tactics.
Soccer is a magical game.
I usually dig the single-digit numbers, but No2 is retired.
I'm going to change it up and wear No10. I'm going to wear it for Messi, my favourite soccer player. I've been playing a lot of FIFA lately and watching the games. He's the best little guy to do it and I've got to be the best little guy to do it at No10 in the NBA. That's my goal.
I never felt the same passion for the game in the States and there were a lot of headaches, a lot of obstacles to overcome - it didn't just run itself for the love of the game because soccer is not the No. 1 sport as it is in Europe.
I was aggressive but I played the game because I loved and enjoyed it.
I might have hurt people and I got hurt myself a few times, but not with any malice. When I went on to the field I just wanted to play football. I didn't go out to kick anybody purposely. I just enjoyed playing and if that's aggression, then I'm guilty of that.
When you've got a player who does what he does at that pace this late in the game than you know you've got an invaluable talent.
Everybody was waiting for Chelsea not to win every game and one day when we lose there will be a holiday in the country. But we are ready for that.