''When you are immersed in the game, you dont really hear the crowd. You can almost decide for yourself what you want to hear. You are never alone. I can hear someone shift around in there chair. I can hear someone coughing. I can hear someone whisper in the ear of the person next to them. I can imagine that I can hear the ticking of a watch''
''Sometimes when you arrive in the stadium you feel that everything has already been decided. The script has already been written''
''I remember playing in another place, at another time, when something amazing happened. Someone passed the ball to me and before even touching it, I knew exactly what was going to happen. I knew I was going to score. That is the first and last time it ever happened.''
''Magic is sometimes very close to nothing at all. Nothing at all. When I retire I will miss the green of the field, ''le carre vert''.''