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39 Motivational Mikel Arteta Quotes (FOOTBALL)

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“If you don’t have the right culture, in the difficult moments, the tree is going to shake, so my job is to convince everybody that this is how we are going to live, and if you are going to be part of this organization it has to be in these terms and in this way.”

Mikel Arteta
The challenge is how to be better than the day before, than the previous game.Pin
The challenge is how to be better than the day before, than the previous game.
What I've learned mostly is that you have to be ruthless and you have to be consistent and you have to fit every day the culture of the club to create a winning mentality.Pin
What I’ve learned mostly is that you have to be ruthless and you have to be consistent and you have to fit every day the culture of the club to create a winning mentality.

“Desire is not enough. Desire is great, attitude is great and personality is good but then you need the quality and the organisation. The boys were incredibly good today and deserved to win the game.”

Mikel Arteta
I tell you that the coaches are like cardiologists - they have to enter the player in their hearts so that the message reaches them.Pin
I tell you that the coaches are like cardiologists – they have to enter the player in their hearts so that the message reaches them.
Every day is important, every act is important. The secret is that the people, players and staff have to believe what you are trying to deliver.Pin
Every day is important, every act is important. The secret is that the people, players and staff have to believe what you are trying to deliver.

“Today again the experience with these people. How they support the team, the energy that they create especially when we concede a goal, I’ve never seen this. Straight away they’re behind the team and putting energy into the team it’s just incredible to live it.”

Mikel Arteta
Criticism is part of being at a club like Arsenal. You always have to win and when you're not winning you have to be prepared for that. It's part of your job.Pin
Criticism is part of being at a club like Arsenal. You always have to win and when you’re not winning you have to be prepared for that. It’s part of your job.
After an international break you do not know if they are in the frame of mind to come back and do the things necessary to win this league.Pin
After an international break you do not know if they are in the frame of mind to come back and do the things necessary to win this league.
I think winning brings togetherness and, when you have beautiful experiences together and you win trophies, then those experiences stay within that group.Pin
I think winning brings togetherness and, when you have beautiful experiences together and you win trophies, then those experiences stay within that group.

5 Thought-Provoking Mikel Arteta Quotes

“When you stop for months and you come back, you try everything, and I worked so hard to get back but then you do it again and again and again. You disappoint yourself and other people at the club, the manager, everybody. You don’t know how to get it right.”

Mikel Arteta
To see the line between being good and bad is really thin. It's not easy for anyone, not the manager, the players or the staff.Pin
To see the line between being good and bad is really thin. It’s not easy for anyone, not the manager, the players or the staff.
We can only focus on what we can control.Pin
We can only focus on what we can control.

“Monday is going to be a very difficult day, I believe, because after all these emotions, you realise that probably you hang up your boots and stop doing something I have been doing for the last 17 or 18 years in a professional way.”

Mikel Arteta

“You like more the people that you work with, you believe more in them, you share some fantastic moments and that habit of winning, winning, winning. After you win, you don’t want to stop winning.”

Mikel Arteta

3 Mikel Arteta Quotes About Football

“I cannot have a concept of football where everything is based on the opposition. We have to dictate the game, we have to be the ones taking the initiative, and we have to entertain the people coming to watch us.”

Mikel Arteta
Energy is everything, in life, in football and in sports.Pin
Energy is everything, in life, in football and in sports.

“What I have learned mostly is you have to be ruthless. I have so much respect for this football club that if I did not feel ready I would not be sitting in this chair. The first thing I have to do is change the energy. The players have to accept a different process, a different way of thinking. If we don’t have the right culture the tree is going to shake.”

Mikel Arteta

5 Mikel Arteta Quotes About Players

“How do you recruit a player if you don’t really know what it is that you are trying to do? How do you convince a player of the way you want to play if you don’t have clarity yourself over why you want to do it?”

Mikel Arteta
Without an identity, you cannot plan and you cannot convince a player to do what you want.Pin
Without an identity, you cannot plan and you cannot convince a player to do what you want.
I have tried to convince the players that if we work on certain things in training, they will happen in games and we will score goals from them.Pin
I have tried to convince the players that if we work on certain things in training, they will happen in games and we will score goals from them.

“Then you have to convince the players and get them on board with what you are doing, and after that you can start to build. But the identity is the foundation for everything.”

Mikel Arteta

“He’s going to have to deal with expectations of the media, with attention on the pitch. When you want to fulfil a role like the one he has at the moment, you need to be capable of doing that.”

Mikel Arteta

6 Mikel Arteta Quotes About Arsenal

“This is a huge honour. Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world. We need to be competing for the top trophies in the game and that’s been made very clear to me in my discussions with Stan and Josh Kroenke, and the senior people from the club.”

Mikel Arteta
When I was playing in England, I started to realise what Arsenal meant.Pin
When I was playing in England, I started to realise what Arsenal meant.
When Arsenal knocks on any door, it's difficult to say no. When it knocks on my door, this is my house and it makes it very difficult.Pin
When Arsenal knocks on any door, it’s difficult to say no. When it knocks on my door, this is my house and it makes it very difficult.

“I will give every drop of blood for this football club to make it better. I know the expectations and the stature of this club and what it deserves. I’ve got a good vibe. I’m sensing a good energy. I feel so happy!”

Mikel Arteta
The ambition of this football club is very clear. You have to fight for trophies and be in Europe. The rest is not good enough.Pin
The ambition of this football club is very clear. You have to fight for trophies and be in Europe. The rest is not good enough.

“I was born in Barcelona and the club that had the most similar value, styles and ambition was Arsenal. One man believed in me, Ardene Wenger, he gave me the chance to play for this club.”

Mikel Arteta

10 Mikel Arteta Quotes That Will Make You Think

Mauricio Pochettino – he was my captain at PSG and I always knew he would become a manager. He has taken a lot of influence from Marcelo Bielsa, who was his coach with Argentina; they used to talk about things a lot, and now you can see that his teams are really aggressive, both when attacking and defending.”

Mikel Arteta
After winning, it's hard to go to not winning.Pin
After winning, it’s hard to go to not winning.
In my playing career, Anfield was the only ground where I had a feeling of being stuck.Pin
In my playing career, Anfield was the only ground where I had a feeling of being stuck.

“We play for [the fans]. At the end of the day, they’re expecting a lot from us. We have to give them enjoyment, we have to make their lives better and when we win, it will be better because they will be happier. It’s our responsibility and we have to do everything we can to achieve that.”

Mikel Arteta
It was a beautiful moment at the end to win a game of this stature.Pin
It was a beautiful moment at the end to win a game of this stature.
We move on to tomorrow, review the match, train well and start to think about Man City.Pin
We move on to tomorrow, review the match, train well and start to think about Man City.
I know Reiss because I coached him when he was 16 and straightaway he caught my eye.Pin
I know Reiss because I coached him when he was 16 and straightaway he caught my eye.
He wasn't able to train Friday, he was feeling unwell and he didn't train.Pin
He wasn’t able to train Friday, he was feeling unwell and he didn’t train.
Everybody has to give a bit more. It's not a secret. If we want to maintain that level we have to give more and Rob is clear example of what we needed.Pin
Everybody has to give a bit more. It’s not a secret. If we want to maintain that level we have to give more and Rob is clear example of what we needed.
He opened the Premier League to the world in a different level to what any other manager has done.Pin
He opened the Premier League to the world in a different level to what any other manager has done.
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