Sergio Ramos Quote: This is a German team we are talking about.

When the draw for the semifinals was made a lot of people thought this was going to be easy for us, but this is a German team we are talking about.

~ Sergio Ramos, 24 April 2013

Borussia Dortmund takes down Real Madrid in an incredible Champion’s League semifinal in Germany. Real Madrid’s captain on the night, Sergio Ramos, could only state the obvious and concede that Real Madrid have a problem with German teams.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I’d vote for myself

This is the perfect quote for Election Day in the U.S. Cristiano Ronaldo gives his thoughts on the Ballon d’Or competition, which is awarded to Europe’s best player.

If I could, I’d vote for myself.

I am what I am and I’m happy with that. Being too humble isn’t good. In Portugal we say that too much humility is vanity.

~ Cristiano Ronaldo, 6 Nov 2012

What about just a regular amount of humility? Is that good? He’s only saying what every one else is thinking.

Jose Mourinho on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

 All I know is that talking about who is the best player in the world should be banned because they are both from another planet.

Debería estar prohibido elegir quién es el mejor jugador del mundo porque estos dos son de otro planeta.

~ Jose Mourinho, 7 October 2012

 

After Real Madrid and Barcelona drew the latest El Clasico 2 -2, Jose Mourinho gave the great quote above about the two best players in the world, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored all four goals in the match. I’m not sure that football fans realize how good we have it. These two are quickly becoming the planet’s biggest superstars and we are watching it unfold.

http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/2012/10/07/actualidad/1349646412_218408.html

 

Steve McManaman on El Clasico

We knocked them out of the Champions League semi-final in 2002. We beat them 2-0 at their place in the first leg and the celebrations in our dressing room were incredible. It was mainly led by the Madrid-born players because they knew how big the victory was, so you fully understood it all then.

~ Steve McManaman, 5 October 2012

Steve McManaman reflecting on playing in El Clasico for Real Madrid. It’s more than a game.