Carles Puyol Quotes

Carles Puyol Saforcada (Catalan pronunciation: [?ka??es pu?j?? i safo??kaða]; born 13 April 1978) is a Spanish retired professional footballer. Mainly a central defender, he could also play on either flank, mostly as a right back, and was regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation.

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There's a special part of Messi's brain allowing him to see the split-second chaos of football in his own personal super slow motion.

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Leo Messi is a spectacular player, there is nobody else like him. I should not because I have suffered so much in training. I think he is the best forward at the moment and I think he will be so for many more years. He has his feet on the ground.

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I don't have Romário's technique, [Marc] Overmars' pace or [Patrick] Kluivert's strength. But I work harder than the others. I'm like the student who is not as clever, but revises for his exams and does OK in the end.

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FC Barcelona is the national team of Catalonia

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“It was a bit of moral justice that soon after everything happened, we got the goals.”

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“Samuel said he didn't want to continue but we wanted to convince him that he should not let them (the racists) get to him.”

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“We know how they play. They have a very closed style. It's important to score a goal, and as soon as possible. If they score first, just like the last game, it will be difficult to win.”

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“People who think that don't know the players here because they are winners and they are going to continue performing at the highest level for Barcelona.”

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“We want to win the title as soon as we can. We don't go into any game with a calculator, we always go out to win and try and take each three points as they come.”

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“I can't see the top of the Eiffel Tower yet.”

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“Help Roberto out, make a non-insulting phrase using 'you and you' and 'shit'. If he'd been one of my players, I would have had a go at him.”

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“This defeat was just the latest in a series of wake-up calls that the team has received so far this season and we need to act now.”

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“It was a good game against a well-organized team. We tried everything, but when Tito didn't stop us, we ended up being frustrated by the woodwork.”

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“Milan has more experience than us and that's important. It's also true that they have won more titles and have had more success than we have but we are improving and we cannot stop now. We have a 50% chance to go through to the final.”

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“Valencia is playing really well. It has a great team. We can't ignore Real Madrid either. It's a long way behind but it's also showing signs of a revival. We can't relax because we have to recognize that both teams have improved.”

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