Marcello Lippi Quotes

Marcello Lippi


What happened in the United changing room has happened to me 50 times in my career. I have kicked bottles of mineral water, bags and shoes but I never hit a player. It's a question of technique, and the Scots must have a better technique.

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“[If Smith was unsure whether his glass was half full or half empty then his counterpart was also struggling to figure it all out.] I'm happy with the result but not the performance, ... We tried everything. We pressed and pressed so congratulations to the Italian team. We tried many ways to attack but Scotland played well.”

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“In the last year and a half the players have approached the national team with enthusiasm, availability and the willingness to train and be together.”

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“The Inter fans have insulted human nature. There is only one race, the human race.”

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“We are expecting a nice reception from the crowd. It's been a while since we played here and it's about time we did.”

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“He's gone through a tough period of criticism - just or unjust - and he handled it with great spirit. Then he scored the qualifying goal in front of his own fans.”

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“There are some who won't be there but they need to feel proud and satisfied in the knowledge that they are part of the group even if they don't go to the World Cup they are part of our squad.”

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“I met him at Viareggio and I saw that he was upset, but I did not think he would do so far.”

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“No one did better in the final phase of last season.”

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“[Lippi believes Scotland have improved since Smith succeeded Berti Vogts as manager.] Scotland are growing up very quickly under Walter Smith, ... They gave us a hard match at the San Siro in March and I expect a harder one at Hampden.”

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“He navigates the Internet, I navigate boats. But evidently he's able to do it.”

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“It's true, we can say we are within sight of the finish line, since we only need one point to qualify,”

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“I'm very happy with the result but not very happy with the performance. We tried to attack and to press the Scottish team but we couldn't get the goals,”

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“We tried many ways to attack and we were very surprised by Kenny Miller, who played very well. Our defence tried to stop him in any way possible.”

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“I have called Maldini to try and convince him to return,”

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