Who said what in sport this weekend
Who said what in sport this weekend:
“The circumstances are difficult and unprecedented. Self-pity doesn’t help. You have to win football games, keep cohesion and show wit.”
– Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta following the 2-0 loss to Chelsea, his side’s second in two games this season.
“If you like that sort of thing, watch the fight.”
– Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on challenges that have gone unpunished by Premier League referees.
“He always trained well and was always available. I read rumors in the papers, but he never wanted to leave Juventus.”
– Juventus, coach Massimiliano Allegri on speculation that Cristiano Ronaldo wants a return to Real Madrid.
“The stars alone are stars. If they work together, they win titles.”
– Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insisting he is happy with the stars he has rather than speculating on Ronaldo or even Kylian Mbappe.
“I’ve seen things you don’t even see in under 12s.”
– Lyon coach Peter Bosz after his side let slip a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 at home against French Ligue 1 new boys Clermont.
“I don’t think it would be great if I changed shorts on the court in front of everyone.”
– Stefanos Tsitsipas after taking an eight-minute break in the bathroom during his Cincinnati Masters semi-final loss to Alexander Zverev.
“I was crying like a little girl.”
– The winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Mike Conway
“We decided for the safety of our players, who were attacked during the invasion of the pitch, not to resume because the safety of our players was not guaranteed.”
– Marseille President Pablo Longoria after abandoning the Ligue 1 match in Nice
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