French Athlete Quotes

197 French Athlete quotes:

"I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery."
"I didn't study; I live."
"I manage a team, for beach soccer. I'm the coach. Player, coach."
"I prefer to play and lose rather than win, because I know in advance I'm going to win."
"I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997. I liked the game very much."
"I stopped playing football because I'd done as much as I could. I needed something which was going to excite me as much as football had excited me."
"I try to find different ways of expressing myself. Without that I will die."
"I'm proud of what I achieved there, but a life built on memories is not much of a life."
"It is enjoyable to make things visible which are invisible."
"We won the European Championship last September and now the world title. That is some year for French beach soccer! Now comes the hard part. We have to keep improving and that's difficult because it's tough to do better than winning a world title."
"When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea."
"I think it's good for sporting justice that Ronaldo scored twice in the final."
"Anything is possible as long as you have the passion."
"As an example, for every 1,000 kids we help in France between the ages of 12 and 14, the UK probably helps 50. So, we have so many more players."
"But I still serve pretty big and that's one of my biggest weapons, so if my shoulder holds up and I can count on it, I can win a few matches and then you never know how the other guys are going to react to the fatigue and the length of the matches."
"But whatever happens, when you leave London you feel like a winner because it's a great venue and it's so nice to be there with all the guys."
"I felt like I couldn't work as I wanted to, my level of play was going down more because I wasn't training enough than because I was getting older."
"I had a coach that was not a great player, but he taught with kids and juniors so that by the time he was 50 he was great. He helped me make the top 5 in the world and yet he wasn't a great player himself."
"I retired because I had a knee injury, my cartilage was wearing out, it was painful and I couldn't put in the four hours of practice each day that I needed to."
"I think each player and myself live things differently because I have no physical effort to make."

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