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.
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.
Madrid – Barca is a match we love to play. Football lovers all over the world stop when there is a Clasico.
~ Jose Mourinho, 5 October 2012
Interestingly, he is also dropping hints about a return to England in the same interview.
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.