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The Best in Football Quotes

James WillisAnalyst IDecember 9, 2016

The Best in Football Quotes

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    There have been many great quotes in the history of football. Different managers with there different approaches to the game and players with their perspective on matches, quotes about football are always flooding out. Here are some of the very best quotes by arguably some of the very best people in the sport.

Sir Matt Busby

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    "Winning isn’t everything. There should be no conceit in victory and no despair in defeat"

Sir Bobby Robson

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    "People want success. It’s like coffee, they want instant"

Jose Mourinho

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    "There is no pressure at the top. The pressure's being second or third"

Sir Bill Nicholson

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    "It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory"

Brian Clough

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    "I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one"

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    "If God had wanted us to play football in the clouds he'd have put grass up there"

Diego Maradona

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    "The problem is that they are all stars at Madrid. You need someone to carry the water to the well"

Johan Cruyff

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    "Football is simple. But the hardest thing is to play football in a simple way"

Sir Bobby Charlton

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    “Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence”

Gary Lineker

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    "Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win"

John Toshack

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    "Winning all the time is not necessarily good for the team"

Kenneth Wolstenholme

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    "Some of the crowd are on the pitch ... they think it's all over ... it is now, it's four!"

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