December 4, 2003'My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7.'
'I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league.'
'Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had.'
'If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.'
'I've had 14 bookings this season - 8 of which were my fault, but 7 of which were disputable.'
'I've never wanted to leave. I'm here for the rest of my life, and hopefully after that as well.'
'I'd like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona.'
'You've got to believe that you're going to win, and I believe we'll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we're knocked out.'
'I faxed a transfer request to the club at the beginning of the week, but let me state that I don't want to leave Leicester.'
'I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on the screen that George (Ndah) had scored in the first minute at Birmingham. My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I remembered he was out there playing.'
'Without being too harsh on David Beckham, he cost us the match.'
'I'm as happy as I can be - but I have been happier.'
'Leeds is a great club and it's been my home for years, even though I live in Middlesborough.'
'I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel.'
I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my right.'
'I couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign country.'
'Germany are a very difficult team to play...they had 11 internationals out there today.'
'I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock.'
'I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet.'
'The Brazilians were South America, and the Ukrainians will be more European.'
'All that remains is for a few dots and commas to be crossed.'
'One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best.'
'I'd rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd.'
'Sometimes in football you have to score goals.'
'I was surprised, but I always say nothing surprises me in football.'
'There's no in between - you're either good or bad. We were in between.'
'If you don't concede any goals you'll win more games than you lose.'
'Winning doesn't really matter as long as you win.'