” Some days you realise that everything is a burden, both physically and mentally. That it’s not about fun, but you have to deliver without a doubt. Even if you are injured. “


” No matter how much striking power you have got, you need to have a sense of defensive compactness from everyone. “


” Being in a career and going from highlight to highlight and playing a lot of matches you go through it and think it’s normal when you play in front of 60,000 and you almost want to vomit in front of every game. “


” If Messi has the ball, he is fantastic to watch and difficult to stop. You have to double up on him, triple up on him even, stay with him constantly to block his way to the goal. “


” Never tackle, never go down, we’ve heard it over and over again. You have to try to keep Messi away from the goal and block him with multiple players while being as close to him as possible. He is too quick, too fast, too intense with the ball. “


” At Arsenal you are replaceable so quickly as a player, I don’t want to stand in someone’s way. “


” You know what you have achieved and what you have been through. “


” When you step up as a young talent, you need to challenge the old lads. “


” You never stop working, you never stop doing things because there’s someone behind you – in a respectful way – who is giving absolutely everything in every single training session. “



All 9 Per Mertesacker Quotes about You in picture


Some days you realise that everything is a burden, both physically and mentally. That it
No matter how much striking power you have got, you need to have a sense of defensive compactness from everyone.


Being in a career and going from highlight to highlight and playing a lot of matches you go through it and think it
If Messi has the ball, he is fantastic to watch and difficult to stop. You have to double up on him, triple up on him even, stay with him constantly to block his way to the goal.
Never tackle, never go down, we
At Arsenal you are replaceable so quickly as a player, I don
You know what you have achieved and what you have been through.
When you step up as a young talent, you need to challenge the old lads.
You never stop working, you never stop doing things because there
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