The Week in Quotes

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“Finishing 0.33 inside the last Women’s World Cup in 2015 became exquisite. I scored a cool intention towards Norway inside the remaining sixteen. It changed into the primary time an England girls’s team had gained a World Cup knockout recreation – we knew we had modified some thing all the time. I also scored the winner in opposition to the hosts, Canada, in the region-finals in the front of 55,000 fans. A few years earlier than we were gambling in front of a hundred human beings, so despite the fact that the Canadians had been shouting “You’re garbage!” we cherished it.”
“I suppose it’s very crucial we recall the girls who’ve carried the soccer flame. Despite all of the bans and the dodgy pitches, quite a few girls earlier than me made certain that flame in no way went out.”
Gill Coultard, the first female to reach 100 caps for England, in an interview with The Guardian

“[The Premier League] is the toughest league I’ve ever performed as a supervisor, for the first-class of the competitors – no doubts. That’s why being there [in contention] is exceptional. But of course best one will take the prize and the opposite one could be at home unhappy.”

 


Approaching the give up of a gruelling identify race in opposition to Liverpool, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola extols his Premier League opposition

“In my career as a supervisor, I played in opposition to first-rate facets. There are two that have been ‘wow’. One is the Barcelona of Luis Enrique with Neymar, Messi and Suarez in the front. The different is this Liverpool.”

“India put on a party for that World Cup. You’ve in no way seen soccer adore it. That World Cup had sellout crowds — like proper sellout. I’m talking 60,000 in a stadium to observe teenagers kick ball. India is terrific. They love soccer so much, and I hope we are able to run that tournament returned at some point for the senior teams.”
Chelsea and England starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi writes for The Players’ Tribune approximately wherein he cut his enamel as a footballer, mentioning England’s win on the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 as a formative experience

“This has been 4 years in the making and I could not be happier. The essential intention by using joining the boys league changed into for the girls to be challenged, so it’s terrific to become league winners. There may additionally were doubters, however the ladies have proved they deserve to play in opposition to boys on a weekly basis.”
Coach James Brown-Tunnell of SB Frankfort U-12, an all-girls group competing in opposition to boys in Plymouth, England, expresses delight for his players topping their league with two video games to spare

“This isn’t always just a membership for me, it is also been my family and it is very difficult to say goodbye.”
After spending nine years with the club and prevailing 8 trophies, Diego Godin announced he might be leaving Atletico Madrid in the low season

“I suppose I even have one issue that they don’t, due to the fact I performed and I know what players assume. I know what they need. I realize what they want.”
Former Brazil striker and 2002 FIFA World Cup™ winner Ronaldo speaks with The Financial Times about his targets in membership possession

“The whole sport became an excessive amount of. It changed into overwhelming. I saw James Milner crying on the pitch after the game. It way a lot to all of us. It’s the first-rate phase of soccer. There are extra critical things within the global. But growing this emotional ecosystem collectively is so special. It’s all about the gamers.”
Jurgen Klopp attempts to put into words for BT Sport what Liverpool are feeling right away after their history-making UEFA Champions League performance at Anfield against Barcelona

“Thank you football. Thank you to my players. They are heroes. With this type of emotion, without soccer it’s miles impossible to live.”
Mauricio Pochettino offers an emotional interview with BT Sport following Tottenham Hotspur’s tremendous come-from-in the back of victory over Ajax that despatched them to the Champions League very last

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