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40 Inspirational Paolo Maldini Quotes (A.C. MILAN)

Top 10 Most Famous Paolo Maldini Quotes (BEST)

“In the 1990s, we had seven great teams – Milan, Inter, Juventus, Parma, Lazio, Roma, Fiorentina. If you look at the players, they were great players, but there was some crazy investment, and some teams went bankrupt, like Parma and Lazio.”

Paolo Maldini
If I have to make a tackle then I have already made a mistake.
If I have to make a tackle then I have already made a mistake.
Milan is not just a team for me. It is part of my life.
Milan is not just a team for me. It is part of my life.
Milan has no reservations signing veteran players and has always taken into account the image and communication factors.
Milan has no reservations signing veteran players and has always taken into account the image and communication factors.
I was lucky enough to play against Maradona. He and Ronaldo, when he was at Inter Milan - they were my toughest opponents.
I was lucky enough to play against Maradona. He and Ronaldo, when he was at Inter Milan – they were my toughest opponents.
When I see Messi play, in my opinion, he should win the Ballon d'Or every year. He is an unbelievable player.
When I see Messi play, in my opinion, he should win the Ballon d’Or every year. He is an unbelievable player.
It is very hard to find a good defender who is strong and good with the ball. Very hard.
It is very hard to find a good defender who is strong and good with the ball. Very hard.
Every professional footballer should seek to play at least one game at Celtic Park. I have never felt anything like it.
Every professional footballer should seek to play at least one game at Celtic Park. I have never felt anything like it.
I'm not working in football. Basically, I'm a father with two kids and taking some time for myself. I played for 25 years, and I believe I need some space for myself.
I’m not working in football. Basically, I’m a father with two kids and taking some time for myself. I played for 25 years, and I believe I need some space for myself.
It certainly is a very difficult group. We're still bleeding after the Champions League final and want our revenge.
It certainly is a very difficult group. We’re still bleeding after the Champions League final and want our revenge.

5 Paolo Maldini Quotes on Other Football Players

I like Pique a lot. He has class. He knows how to defend and also how to score. He is perfect in a duo with Carles Puyol.
I like Pique a lot. He has class. He knows how to defend and also how to score. He is perfect in a duo with Carles Puyol.
I can say that Thiago Silva has no rival in his position. He is by far the best defender in the world. It’s a compliment for me to be compared to him.
I can say that Thiago Silva has no rival in his position. He is by far the best defender in the world. It’s a compliment for me to be compared to him.
Sergio Ramos has everything to become the best defender in the world, if he is not already.
Sergio Ramos has everything to become the best defender in the world, if he is not already.
Baggio is a unique player. It should not surprise you that he gets the most press. But you must remember that it takes a full team to win.
Baggio is a unique player. It should not surprise you that he gets the most press. But you must remember that it takes a full team to win.
My teammate Franco Baresi was a real captain. He was an example for everyone. Not a big talker. He never talked. But on the field or in training, he was No. 1.
My teammate Franco Baresi was a real captain. He was an example for everyone. Not a big talker. He never talked. But on the field or in training, he was No. 1.

8 Paolo Maldini Quotes on Football and Winning

In the Champions League, you can focus on a single game and play in exactly the style you need.
In the Champions League, you can focus on a single game and play in exactly the style you need.
I was fortunate enough to be with Milan for 25 splendid years. When I arrived, I found a great foundation to build a great club.
I was fortunate enough to be with Milan for 25 splendid years. When I arrived, I found a great foundation to build a great club.
Ahead of a semi-final, there is always the same buzz. You know you are very close to reaching the final, but there is no way you can relax because then you will be punished.
Ahead of a semi-final, there is always the same buzz. You know you are very close to reaching the final, but there is no way you can relax because then you will be punished.
It would be great to lift the Champions League trophy.
It would be great to lift the Champions League trophy.
To compete with the great teams in Europe, you have to invest money. There is no other way to reach that kind of level.
To compete with the great teams in Europe, you have to invest money. There is no other way to reach that kind of level.
Bringing in innovation and youth is not a bad thing it is a courageous choice.
Bringing in innovation and youth is not a bad thing: it is a courageous choice.
I won my first Champions League in 1989, and I won my last one 18 years later.
I won my first Champions League in 1989, and I won my last one 18 years later.
We know well the difference between finishing second and third, above all in a summer with the World Cup finals.
We know well the difference between finishing second and third, above all in a summer with the World Cup finals.

3 Paolo Maldini Quotes on Liverpool F.C.

Liverpool are a team that have no fear.
Liverpool are a team that have no fear.
Liverpool are a team that is essentially very defensive; caution is at the heart of their game.
Liverpool are a team that is essentially very defensive; caution is at the heart of their game.
Once Liverpool go ahead, they are dangerous because it becomes hard to find space to break them down, especially if you are not playing all that brilliantly.
Once Liverpool go ahead, they are dangerous because it becomes hard to find space to break them down, especially if you are not playing all that brilliantly.

9 Paolo Maldini Quotes that will Make You Think

“I will not play a farewell game with the national team. I would like to thank the federation for expressing an interest. But I prefer to leave football with an official match because I am not a fan of farewell games.”

Paolo Maldini
Too much tension can do bad things to you.
Too much tension can do bad things to you.
I did boxing for three years, and that was very nice. It's a hard but great, great sport. I really love the training aspect of it.
I did boxing for three years, and that was very nice. It’s a hard but great, great sport. I really love the training aspect of it.
You simply can't judge a team's football from the country it comes from.
You simply can’t judge a team’s football from the country it comes from.
Even though I am not going to coach in the future, if I had to pass on a recommendation, it would be to base your game on having a strong defence.
Even though I am not going to coach in the future, if I had to pass on a recommendation, it would be to base your game on having a strong defence.
It's funny that as soon as I retired from international football, Italy won the World Cup.
It’s funny that as soon as I retired from international football, Italy won the World Cup.
Galliani is a great leader but can't understand players.
Galliani is a great leader but can’t understand players.
I love sport, and I play to keep myself fine in the mind, because it helps there.
I love sport, and I play to keep myself fine in the mind, because it helps there.
I got the chance to play the sport that I love, which was football, successfully for 25 years. Life has been great for me.
I got the chance to play the sport that I love, which was football, successfully for 25 years. Life has been great for me.

3 Paolo Maldini Quotes on the San Siro Stadium and A.C. Milan

San Siro is a historic stadium. It's nice, but it doesn't offer comfort.
San Siro is a historic stadium. It’s nice, but it doesn’t offer comfort.
San Siro is a tricky stadium. If you have the right personality, it helps you. But if you don't have the right personality, it can be very hard to play in San Siro.
San Siro is a tricky stadium. If you have the right personality, it helps you. But if you don’t have the right personality, it can be very hard to play in San Siro.
I have great respect for the Premier League, but why leave Milan? I've got everything I want here.
I have great respect for the Premier League, but why leave Milan? I’ve got everything I want here.

2 Paolo Maldini Quotes About Miami

Miami has been my second home for 15 years, so I look forward to spending more and more time here as co-owner of Miami FC, giving my enthusiastic contribution for its success.
Miami has been my second home for 15 years, so I look forward to spending more and more time here as co-owner of Miami FC, giving my enthusiastic contribution for its success.
We are glad not only to bring a professional soccer team to Miami but also to support all of its communities through our social responsibility commitment.
We are glad not only to bring a professional soccer team to Miami but also to support all of its communities through our social responsibility commitment.

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