Rio Ferdinand quotes

  • Best player? For me, it's Paul Scholes. He'll do ridiculous things in training like say, “You see that tree over there?” - it'll be 40 yards away - “I'm going to hit it”. And he'll do it. Everyone at the club considers him the best.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Player #Tree #Training

  • I set myself high standards on the pitch and know I have not always lived up to them this season
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #High Standards #Standards

  • For me, the biggest idiot will always be John Terry,
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Idiot

  • Gary Neville is the club captain but has been injured for the best part of a year now - and Giggsy's taken on the mantlepiece.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Taken #Years #Clubs

  • If any player has a bad game its there in the back of your mind in the next game. Theres always a hangover. It is like a wounded animal in a way, as you want to get out there as quick as possible and rectify it.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Hangover #Animal #Player

  • Do you know who I am? Why, have you forgotten?
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Soccer #Football #Who I Am

  • Our lives are quite boring. I spend a lot of time watching Coronation Street and Eastenders.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Soccer #Football #Boring

  • I thought I would be at United for a couple of years, maybe three or four, and then go abroad somewhere. But I just fell in love with Manchester United. I fell in love with winning, fell in love with the history of the club and being part of it was something I could never have imagined.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Couple #Winning #Years

  • There is a hangover from a defeat like Denmark - ask any player about when they've had a bad game, it's still in there somewhere in the back of your mind.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Hangover #Player #Games

  • You are always flattered when big clubs are interested in you.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Clubs #Bigs #Flattered

  • It was wicked meeting Nelson Mandela.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Wicked #Meetings

  • It hit me like a thunderbolt!
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Thunderbolts

  • Nobody wants to be associated with failing to qualify for the World Cup finals. I cannot imagine the shame of it.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #World #Want #Cups

  • If you come out with racist comments, then I believe you shouldn't be allowed to come to a football match. Don't be so narrow minded, you're bigger than that.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Football #Believe #Racist

  • Our club captain Gary Neville's been out for a year now, but Giggsy has taken up the mantelpiece
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Taken #Years #Clubs

  • I'm sure the mantelpiece of captaincy will suit Wayne
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Suits #Wayne

  • Someone now has to step up and take on the mantelpiece
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Steps #Step Up

  • I used to read every, well, most nights. I think reading helps me in terms of relaxing... It helps me to get my mind off the game a little bit more and it helps me to be a little bit more focused.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Book #Reading #Night

  • Welbeck will be the main man and I have no doubt he will flourish. Imagine the pace Arsenal will have when everyone is fit.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Men #Doubt #Pace

  • So if u shorten words to get what u want in within 140 characters it makes u a twit?
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Football #Character #Want

  • People think we don't give a toss about the game, but when I walked out of Windsor Park that night I felt lower than a snake's belly. The reality is still there.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Night #Reality #Thinking

  • No matter how much money you have or what kind of cocoon you live in, the reality is that you have lost a game of football and let England's fans down. We are bothered.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Football #Reality #Games

  • At times, European football can be very slow but it speeds up in the final third.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Football #Finals #Speed

  • I want a new contract. I'm happy at United and I see my future here.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Want #Contracts #My Future

  • His temperament is always there to be questioned because he plays on the edge. That is just the way he plays.It is a cliche but if you took that edge away from Wayne he wouldn't be the same player and I would rather have the Wayne Rooney we have now.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Player #Way #Cliche

  • You want to come home from a tournament with a winner's medal. That's not the fans or the media putting us under pressure, that's the pressure we put ourselves under.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Home #Media #Want

  • Football is the most important thing in my life, but I do have a life outside football and this is one part. The TV, the music, the fashion - it all goes to make up Rio Ferdinand.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Football #Fashion #Important

  • There are two things that really get under Gary Neville's skin: scousers and policemen.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Two #Skins #Policemen

  • There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Sports #Responsibility #Would Be

  • I've heard people say it looks as if I don't care and I've certainly read that, but the way I play is natural. I don't think I can change it. I know I'm working as hard as the next man, even if it doesn't always look that way
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Men #Thinking #Play

  • Most professional players are their own biggest critics. Some of the things you read in the papers that strike you as bang out of order will already have been thought by the players themselves
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Player #Order #Paper

  • If we had a starting XI that no one could argue about it wouldn't say a lot for English football. We'd probably be on a downward spiral. It's good that people have different ideas about who should play
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Football #Play #Ideas

  • I didn't expect to be dropped by England
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #England

  • Four years ago maybe we thought we were inferior to Brazil, subconsciously we didn't see ourselves beating them. Now we believe in ourselves, we can be on the pitch with any team in the world and think we can win.
    -- Rio Ferdinand

    #Team #Believe #Winning

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