Alecko Eskandarian Quotes
Alecko Eskandarian (born July 9, 1982) is an American former soccer player of Iranian Armenian descent. He is the assistant coach for New York Cosmos and head coach for their reserve team, New York Cosmos B
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Honestly, just waking up every morning with headaches is tough, to know that I can't play tonight or I can't run tonight. Once the headaches started going away a little bit, I knew I had a chance.
The headgear thing's great. It's like a headband, so it's not heavy or anything like that at all. I was able to do everything fine.
“I needed this. Peter gave me the start, he's been very supportive, and I just wanted to repay him.”
“By no means was I trying to offend anyone in their organization. It was just something funny for the guys to laugh at in the locker room. They're our rivals, and I apologize if I offended anyone, but it was just a little joke.”
“I'm like a kid in a candy store right now. I'm excited to be running, which is funny, because a lot of guys dread coming to preseason and sprinting around and working your butt off, but I'm really excited just to be out there with the guys. I really missed it.”
“I feel I'm in 2006 form to be honest. I hear a lot of comparisons to 2004, but I never changed. Last year was a struggle but I've worked hard. ... I'm not going back, I'm going forward.”
“I take pride in being one of the tougher guys helping the team pressure and there were so many times when I was watching the games that it just killed me inside. Sometimes I couldn't watch and would just walk around the top level of the stadium.”
“It's refreshing in one way, knowing that I've got to come in and prove myself all over again and slowly work my way back into the swing of things, but at the same time it's something I've been doing my whole life. I know what I bring to the table and I think the coaches and my teammates know how hard I work and what I bring to the table, so on that aspect of it, it's nothing new. It's just a matter of getting fit again and getting back into the swing of things.”
“Peter has been great with me, working me to get back in shape and get fit and get comfortable playing again. Giving me the start today was a vote of confidence for me and I just wanted to repay him and help my team win games.”
“Before my latest concussion I was one of those guys who vowed not to wear one because it looks silly. Now I don't even realize I have it on. It gives me added security. It feels like a headband. If anything, I feel more comfortable to be physical on the field.”
“It was just for laughs. I meant nothing personal by it. I have the utmost respect for Red Bull and what their doing for the league. I love Red Bull.”
“All that is talk, and no one has talked to me about it. People are always going to say things and assume things, but it is an injury like anything else. It was frustrating and tough to come back, but I feel great.”