Soundbites Roundup For The Day

Posted: May 10, 2011 in Random Observations
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“What we have to do is find a solution to the Xavi-Messi-Iniesta problem” – Sir Alex Ferguson

And what we have to do at FcbFanDrivel this evening is to solve the proof of Riemann Hypothesis. Only Sir Alex Feguson could describe beating FC Barcelona as “solving the Xavi-Messi-Iniesta problem”, which kind of makes us want to dial the pest control hotline. Mourinho had a go at it by trying to eliminate them from the equation altogether, but the stupid referees kept getting in the way.

“Play for the name on the front of the shirt and they’ll remember the name on the back” – Leo Messi

Yes, Leo Messi indeed, stop gaping. Leo’s interviews have always struck us as “I’m trapped! I’d rather be kicking a ball around!” rather than “Here’s my expansive views on Social Order!” Who knew the football genius is a closet Emerson, capable of spewing words to be preserved for posterity? Not us. This is all rather unsettling. Next thing you know, there will be Busi-never-dive videos on YouTube, optimistic press-conferences from Guardiola and flying pink elephants. Pinch us before it’s too late!

“The key to Madrid’s exit in the King’s Cup was the King. He was in the stands and they are the team of the Crown” – Lucescu (Coach Shakhtar)

This is all very new to us. Usually, when we want to hear outrageous conspiracy theories, we watch a Mourinho press conference. Here’s unexpected competition from Lucescu, the coach of Shakhtar, somehow implicating the King in a conspiracy to award Madrid the Copa del Rey just because his poor Royal Highness wanted to see the game from the stands, and Madrid happens to be the team of the Crown, whatever that means.

“We didn’t play with a lack of intensity. You can’t just go out there and kick everything that moves” – Javi Marquez (Espanyol)

You can’t? B-but, why ever not? Don’t let the thought of red cards faze you, you can always complain about it in the post match press conference.

“Chicharito could be the next Messi because he has great talent” – Pele

This always get us. How can you be the next Messi when you’re about the same age? You can be another Messi, like Messi, not the next Messi when he’s still around at large. And like we’ve already established, Messi is at an age where he can very well be the next Messi himself, so that’s that.

“I have been approached by clubs like Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona and City, but Pastore wants to stay” – Zamparini

Now either Zamparini has multiple personality disorder or he likes making contradictory statements just to see if anyone is paying attention. And sad enough as it sounds, we are. First,Pastore claims he is ready to leave, and then Pastore claims he is staying, then Zamparini  says he is shopping for a Pastore replacement, next he encourages all big clubs to start making “crazy bids”, and now it’s all back to square one? Good God, people, make up your minds!

“There is a big difference between Barcelona’s Messi and Argentina’s Messi. When Messi plays in the Seleccion he is not the same player” – Pele

And thus spake the Brazilian Legend about the Argentine Prodigy.

  1. Belen says:

    I’m so sorry to doubt my wonderful little munchkin, I know in my heart that he’s eloquent enough to come up with this beautiful quote (errr…) but if you could enlighten me as to where it comes from? i’m sure it’s true, I just need to know for sure (although the realization that messi is a genius footballer AND a brilliant wordsmith might actually make my heart burst with love/a;lkdsfjgaajadorableness)

    • fcbfandrivel says:

      We’re not entirely sure if this is accurate, to be honest. This has been doing the rounds on twitter today after FootballQuotes tweeted it, and someone else confirmed that he said this in a magazine interview last year. Just the possibility of Leo having uttered these epic words made us include it in this list. 😛

  2. CuléForLife says:

    Haha, I’ve never thought of Pele’s comment about Chicharito in that way! And Leo’s profound words are seriously mind-boggling. He should become a writer when he retires (:
    On another note, I’ve said this about twenty times but YOU GUYS REALLY SHOULD GET A TUMBLR! Your posts honestly make my day, and the football fandom there will appreciate them for sure. Well, maybe not Madridistas but up cares? HATERS GON’ HATE we’re still the best club in the world.

    • fcbfandrivel says:

      Thanks CuleForLife! Yes we did see your suggestion on one of the earlier posts, and hopefully we’ll get around to it sometime in the future when we can free up a bit more time. But thanks as always for your support! 🙂

  3. Lee Alonso says:

    this week Pele said, about Messi: “he’s excellent , very talented, creative… But he’s too short and doesn’t know how to play with his head”.

    I guess he’s just jealous some argentinean short guy will take his and Maradona’s place as best in the world…

  4. Lee Alonso says:

    yeah, he had the courage to say that!

  5. Black258 says:

    I think this is Messi’s best quote:
    “There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game,” he says, then glances at his watch. “I have to go eat.”

    I laughed the first time I read it. He is genius 🙂

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