Top 227 Quotes & Sayings by Ivorian Authors

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Individuals are very important but team spirit is the key - it is the most important thing.
I am working very hard at training to improve my efficiency, to be more clinical in front of goal.
When you get the respect of the fans, it's very hard not to be happy. β€” Β© Yaya Toure
When you get the respect of the fans, it's very hard not to be happy.
I have won many trophies in my time, but nothing will ever top helping win the battle for peace in my country.
I had problems with certain players at Arsenal, especially one, whose name I will not say because I don't want to feed the controversy.
I started playing at my local estate club. I used to wake up every morning to go to play in the club. I loved it so much, it brought a lot of wonderful things in my life.
I love playing at the same club as my brother.
I was better than certain players at Manchester City but I was left on the bench. Before I left the club, I told the people in charge that they would regret letting me go.
I won the title with Arsenal in 2004 and it is harder to defend it the following season.
It can happen in football that you argue with somebody in training but when you are not even talking on the pitch something has to change.
I grew up with very little - so material things have never been that important for me.
With team spirit, you can win anything.
At Lille, my coach has much confidence in me. This is something very important to me. β€” Β© Gervinho
At Lille, my coach has much confidence in me. This is something very important to me.
When you do a good tackle, or block, the Kop they really appreciate that and they let you know it.
I love Africa. I am very grateful for everything I have in Europe but everything I'm learning I want to help my continent to get better - in football as well.
I feel at home when I go to London.
My family were very poor. I am one of nine siblings: two girls and seven boys. Only my brother and I play in Europe, and then three more work in Europe, and another plays in Tunisia. This family is a footballing family, but our lives have not always been good.
Almost always being among the reserves was the worst thing for me and for my confidence.
I have always followed Arsenal in the Premier League. At some points they were really good, but also had some difficulties like a lot of big clubs do.
We try to keep our heads cool and our chins up to win every weekend. Sometimes it works better than others but you have to focus on the positive side so for that next game you still have the right state of mind.
Thanks to football, I live a decent life.
Arsenal have always been a dream of mine and I always thought one day I would go there.
It's never easy when your team is having a hard time.
Anything can happen in life. You take your car, you drive your car every day in the same road and one day you just have no concentration - accident. That's part of life. It can happen to anybody.
Any team can fall down but it's about how they react to defeat that matters.
Each of my clubs made an impression on me, but Arsenal was special.
People think footballers are all like robots - we can control everything on the pitch. But your heart is beating 200 times a minute; it's very, very physical.
The most important thing is that I bring a lot to the team wherever I am playing.
As a child I dreamed of playing for Arsenal, because I loved them. Now I hate them for the way Wenger treated me.
I don't know what I would have done had I not become a footballer. I've always wanted to do that, even when my family would try to stop me playing football so that I went to school.
I was born in a tiny place in Ivory Coast, so being a protagonist in this life is a dream.
I just had a normal African childhood; we played football a lot, but it was always in the street and always without shoes. Boots were very expensive, and when there are seven in your family, and you say you want to buy a pair, your father wants to kill you.
When I went to the academy, we watched Arsenal because of Guillou's connection with Arsene.
For me, life is about being happy. Life is about enjoying and that's it.
When you get to a club and things are not going well, it's not easy to live.
The only thing you can bring players in with is money or, if you are like Arsenal, you wait for your youngsters to come in, but that can take a while.
When I arrived in France, I cried every day. Not because I was in France - I could have been anywhere - but because I was so far, far away from my parents. I missed them so much.
I liked playing in England, I liked playing for Arsenal. β€” Β© Gervinho
I liked playing in England, I liked playing for Arsenal.
Whether I start or not, I will do whatever I can in whatever way to play my part.
In football, the good thing is things can change in a second.
When I played football I wanted to make people happy. This is the way I am. I can't be someone else.
Baresi was not tall but he was a great player, while Cannavaro was the best defender in the world - hopefully I will be the same.
I give everything for my team to win but the most important thing is to enjoy every second of every minute.
Football brings you lots of lovely things, but then you have to realise that it's actually a job.
The manager has to make rotations, otherwise the players will get tired.
When you play for big clubs you have more chance to win trophies.
I have a lot of respect for Wenger. But a player needs playing time. And a coach has to put his faith in a player if he feels that he needs it.
I believe a lot in destiny and I think that if something didn't happen, it was for a reason. β€” Β© Didier Drogba
I believe a lot in destiny and I think that if something didn't happen, it was for a reason.
Sometimes when you come every day to training you can't realise how big it is to be a footballer.
I think long-term, not short-term.
You can have a bad day but that does not make you a bad team.
I want to talk to players, that is the way I am. That is what I bring. I will keep doing that, it doesn't matter what happens, anywhere I go.
I can learn so much from working with Brendan Rodgers, he is a top manager.
As a player, I had great respect for Gallas because he was older than me and in Africa when someone is older you have respect for them, but I think sometimes he took advantage of that in some ways.
I have never looked to put a spoke in anyone's wheel at all.
I prefer people to see me as an Ivorian and as a patriot.
Everybody wants to play for Pep.
Drogba has been our great motivator. He never stops reminding us that we are here to win the tournament, no matter the hurdles, no matter the game form and no matter the score margin.
In England, I've never really had a problem with racism.
Ramadan is an important part of Islam, and when you are observing it, God is happy with you and you have to have a big celebration.
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