Gary Speed Quotes
Gary Andrew Speed, MBE (8 September 1969 – 27 November 2011) was a Welsh professional footballer and manager.
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I don't like the showy nationalism - a tattoo, wrapping yourself in a flag - that doesn't matter to me. The way to show your patriotism and commitment is to go and support or play for your team.
Goal scoring is a recurring theme. If you aren't scoring then you aren't going to win games. That's obvious.
Everybody makes mistakes, but when goalkeepers make them, it is costly. That's the nature of being a goalkeeper.
I have won 85 caps and have had a great career with Wales and have enjoyed every minute of it.
Everyone I know is fervently proud to be Welsh but you try not to be preachy about it. It's difficult at times. But when I go home to north Wales, or to somewhere I've never been in south Wales, I still feel at home because I'm in Wales. It's hard to explain.
If you've got aspirations to be a manager or coach, obviously coaching your country would be a great honour.
I had a lot of times with Wales as well when we were getting beat - and beaten well - and you learn to deal with it. You learn that next time it happens, you roll your sleeves up and give everything for the team.
“It is good we are still talking about our chances of winning cups at this time of year. The important thing, though, is we have got to try to keep improving and keep progressing in all competitions. We have got to roll our sleeves up as there is a lot of hard work ahead. But if anyone is prepared to do that, it will be this group of players.”