Soccer24 looks in the world of football as told by the stars of the game during the week.
“We only had about 50 minutes of training, to play a team that was in camp for three weeks. They had much more time to prepare, but for us we were seeing the team for the first time in terms of combinations.” – Warriors Coach Wilson Mutekede after losing to Lesotho on Wednesday.
“I missed the most important penalty of my career and it will be with me for the rest of my life.” Italian striker Simone Zaza recalling a penalty miss against Germany during Euro 2016 quarter final.
“I didn’t have boots and treasured football shirts that were given to me. All that has helped me be better prepared for anything now as a professional and I’m also not scared of anything on the pitch.” – Liverpool-bound Naiby Keita in an interview with Goal.
“Of course I was born in England but my blood is Zimbabwean and I am here to represent my country to the best of my ability. I want to achieve things with the Warriors.” – Tendayi Darikwa after being included in the Warriors squad.
“I don’t think I have the right to comment on the appointment of the coaches. I don’t appoint coaches and its ZIFA who have those powers. So the reason they chose those two is best known to them.” – Sunday Chidzambwa after he was asked about the appointment of the two Warriors interim coaches Wilson Mutekede and Lloyd Chitembwe.
“Let us lose fairly not in this manner where you hide all the balls. Why hide the balls when you have just scored. Does this take our football forward. We need to do things that promote our football not such things. What are we teaching the youngsters.” – Chapungu coach Tendai Chikuni after losing 1-0 to Dynamos.
“I do not agree with Cristiano. When we won two Super Cups (UEFA Super Cup and Supercopa de Espana), nobody missed anyone. The squad has changed, of course, but some contribute some things and others have another role” – Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos responding to Cristiano Ronaldo’s remarks that Real Madrid’s current woes are down to the summer sales of Alvaro Morata, James Rodgriguez and Pepe.