” When I was a Real Sociedad player, we lost on every occasion we visited Camp Nou. Maybe that is normal for a small team, but with Liverpool and Real Madrid, you expect more. “


” Guardiola has a lot of knowledge about the game and understands the psychology of the players. You can see all the things he is doing well. “


” Mesut is one of those unique players you see every once in a while. He has the gift of a perfect touch in tight spaces that makes him special. “


” How many times have you seen me run into the box with the ball, dribbling past players? It’s uncommon because it’s not my game, it’s not my thing. “


” At Liverpool, I used to read the match day programme, and you’d read an interview with a lad from the youth team. They’d ask age, heroes, strong points, etc. He’d reply, ‘Shooting and tackling.’ I can’t get into my head that football development would educate tackling as a quality, something to learn, to teach, a characteristic of your play. “



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When I was a Real Sociedad player, we lost on every occasion we visited Camp Nou. Maybe that is normal for a small team, but with Liverpool and Real Madrid, you expect more.
Guardiola has a lot of knowledge about the game and understands the psychology of the players. You can see all the things he is doing well.


Mesut is one of those unique players you see every once in a while. He has the gift of a perfect touch in tight spaces that makes him special.
How many times have you seen me run into the box with the ball, dribbling past players? It
At Liverpool, I used to read the match day programme, and you
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