9 Infamous Soccer Quotes of All time
9 Infamous Soccer Quotes
Soccer is called ‘the beautiful game’ primarily because of the happenings on the field that can have you gasping for air one moment and fuming the very next one. Yet sometimes in soccer, there are characters that take the game beyond the ground. They use their words to capture the imaginations of people.
While some soccer managers have become famous for their brimming trophy laden cabinets, others have made it an art to stay in the news for their comments in the pre and post match press conferences. Here is a list of some of the most entertaining quotes from people that grace the game day in and day out.
- “Please don’t call me Arrogant, but I am a European Champion and I think a special one.”
This was what Jose Mourinho had to say when he was first unveiled to the British Media as the manager of Chelsea football club, having left FC Porto after leading them to a domestic and European treble.
- “If you eat caviar everyday it is very difficult to return back to sausages.”
This was how the Arsenal manager reacted to the questions of the fan’s displeasure after his Arsenal side drew 1-1 with Middlesborough in their November 1998 tie.
- “What He (Carew ) can do with a Football, I can do with an Orange.”
The reaction of one of football’s best one liner man Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the comments made by John Carew on his pointless moves.
- “People tell me that professional players are slaves of soccer, well I think if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.”
This was how legendary footballer of his time Sir Bobby Charlton replied back to an accusation that soccer players were being treated and referred to as slaves.
- “The soccer rule is simple, if it moves kick it, if it doesn’t keep kicking it until it does.”
This is a memorable quote that will go down the annals of time as one of the best which was made by Phil Woosnam, a Welsh player and manager.
- “ If you want to be a Jockey, you don’t have to be a horse.”
This was Gordon Strachman replying back at a question that questioned his lack of experience as a player in professional footballer.
- “The game of Football is simple, 22 men will chase the ball until 90 minutes and in the end the Germans win.”
A disappointed Gary Lineker expressing his despair after they lost the 1990 World Cup Semifinal to Germany on Penalties.
- “That is good news, tell him he’s Pele and send him back on the field.”
This was how John Lambie back then the manager of Patrick Thistle responded to the news that the concussed striker who had suffered a blow to the head didn’t know who he was.
- “Julian Dicks is everywhere on the field tonight, it seems they have eleven dicks in the ground.”
This was how Metro Radio was describing a game of soccer.
There were only some of the 9 Infamous Soccer Quotes for soccer players and managers alike that can often leave you in stitches.