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Quotes That Teach Soccer #1
"Every player must force their teammates"
"To look, think and do what is required"
Rinus Michels, FC Koln, Manager, 1980-1983
"Speed is often confused with insight"
"When you start to run earlier you appear faster"
Johan Cruyff, World Cup Final, 1982
"Soccer is not a matter of life or death"
"It is much more important than that"
Bill Shankly, Liverpool, Manager, 1959-1974
"Control the ball as quickly as possible"
"Then you have more time and space to find teammates to work with"
Johan Cruyff, World Cup, 1974
"Never interrupt your opponent"
"When they are making a mistake"
"If you can't win"
"Make sure you don't lose"
Johan Cruyff, Catalonia, Manager, 2009-2013
"You can not play soccer well"
"Without looking, thinking and talking all of the time"
Rinus Michels, Barcelona, Manager, 1971-1975, 1976-1978
"In a soccer game you have the ball a couple minutes a game"
"What you do the rest of the time shows how good a player you are"
Johan Cruyff, FIFA 100 Award, 2004
"Big games on the big stage (like the World Cup and Champions League)"
"Are often decided by defenders"
Oliver Kahn, German National Team, Goalkeeper, 1995-2006
"Players, even the best players, are not best in all aspects of the game"
"What is often neglected is training hard in the areas a player is not good at"
Johan Cruyff, FIFA World Cup Finalist, 1974, 1978