“I’m not quite happy with the level of the team, but such things do happen. It’s just life. I did tell the papers that Birmingham is not exactly Barcelona or Arsenal. The Birmingham style is not the kind of game I dreamed about. It is good that now I have a lot of time on the pitch, but I want to play football of a different kind.”
Alexander Hleb wasn’t happy at Arsenal. He wasn’t happy at Barcelona. Now he’s not happy at Birmingham. But he obviously will win fans wherever he goes talking like this…

“These have been depressing times at Anfield. Let’s hope we can and that things work out. Liverpool is usually a glass half-full kind of city, and the Kop are renowned throughout the world for their humour and spirit. But the turbulent three years under Tom Hicks and George Gillett have had an effect.”
Kenny Dalglish overlooks the reality of Pity City when crying in to his Carlsberg. I forgot. Carlsberg don’t sponsor shit teams. Standard Chartered do.

“I have been playing many games this season, and my body is feeling it. I am tired. I’m an old guy now, and I started to think about some stuff. For example, I am less tolerant as a person today than I was a few years ago. Then I think – what happens if I quit football as long as I am okay in my life? When I talk about quitting, I mean quitting football, not just the national team. But at the moment I still don’t know if this is going to be in one month, one year, three or five years. I have the idea of quitting in my mind. Maybe one of these days, I will just wake up and say no more football. I have worked and fought so hard, and I would love to enjoy my football. Let me tell you I am not enjoying the life of a footballer.”
Carlos Tevez sinks in to further depression. A lesson to any player who thinks money can buy happiness.

“Who is the best in the world? There are two options Cristiano? Messi? If you think Cristiano number one, Messi is number two. But it is clear to me, Cristiano is currently number one.”
Jose Mourinho has changed his tune on the player who he slated for his lower class upbringing and lack of education.

“I will be back in Barcelona to play, not as a tourist. I want to return to Barcelona, because to leave was the hardest moment of my life. But Manchester City is a team that is not playing in the Champions League and hasn’t won any titles recently, therefore they are perfect for me.”
Yaya Toure struggling to remember and justify why he left Barcelona for City.

“I promise you Messi!”
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti will probably regret making this promise to the Inter fans come January.