Zinedine Zidane learned early in his life from his emigrant father “that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.” Talking about his background, he has later said that he felt privileged that he came from a “difficult area” like La Castellane, because “it teaches you not just about football but also life.” Indeed, in his interviews he has talked freely about his family and his background, his passions and aspirations, his childhood days. However, being a reputed footballer, his interviews centre mostly on his game and in them he has talked extensively on football in general and his career in particular. Let us now look into some of his inspirational quotes on work, persistence, football, hope, love, happiness, challenge etc.
It's only natural to want to select your best players and there is no doubt for me that Paul Scholes is still in a class of his own. He's almost untouchable in what he does. I never tire of watching him play.
Everything Iniesta does impresses me. He could even play as goalkeeper. He's magical.
Messi is the Mozart of football.
Mandela has played a crucial part in history. He's done some extraordinary things, not only for his country but also for the whole world.
All of us at Juventus agreed Manchester United were the best side we met in the Champions League. They have so many talented young players and can only get better and better. Giggs is truly world class
Sometimes I don't know what takes me over during a game. Sometimes I just feel I have moved to a different place and I can make the pass, score the goal or go past my marker at will.
I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day.
Ronaldinho is total class - a very, very great player. He is quick, powerful, and has extraordinary technical qualities. He is a dribbler but is also a player who can make the play for his teammates. He's not really a No.10, a true organizer. He's more a second attacker who can score goals and has the vision to make them.