“Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.”

“You have got to shoot, otherwise you can’t score.”

“In my teams, the goalie is the first attacker, and the striker the first defender.”

“If I played for money, I would give up football. But I play for the love of the sport.”

“Quality without results is pointless. Results without quality is boring.”

“I often compare my life to that of a football coach. For me, each day is like a match. Every morning, I start with a new team, a new squad. And when the game is over, I evaluate the results and see what can be done better the next time.”

“When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball 3 minutes on average … So, the most important thing is: what do you do during those 87 minutes when you do not have the ball. That is what determines whether you’re a good player or not.”

“If you can’t win, make sure you don’t lose.”

“The word ‘impossible’ is not in my dictionary.”

“In football, everything is relative. If you can’t beat a team, beat its system.”

“I believe in simplicity. People should not make things complicated.”

“I never make a mistake twice. I make it three, four, or five times, just to be sure.”

“Before I make a mistake, I don’t make that mistake.” BASANTA UTSAV QUOTES IN BENGALI

“There is only one ball, so you need to have it.”

“In football, you have to score goals, otherwise you cannot win.”

“Playing football is like making love: it’s either perfect or it’s not.”

“Italians can’t win the game against you, but you can lose the game against the Italians.”

“If you look at the game and everything is equal, the team with the most ambition will win.”

“You only get smart by playing a lot of dumb opponents.”

“Being a footballer is like being a soldier. You must be prepared to take risks, make sacrifices and work hard.”

“In football, you have to be brainy, not just fast.”

“Players that aren’t true men are not my cup of tea.”

“In Holland, we have the best solutions for problems that don’t exist.”

“Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.”