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Zinedine Zidane
We have a game on Saturday, a game in the Champions League, then another game [against Espanyol on October 1]. We have a lot of matches, so luckily we can change things very quickly and that is what we are going to do.feedback
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Sep 22 2017
The latest person who has talked about Champions League is José Mourinho: “At the team level I am happy. I think after one year we are a different team. Not just because we are playing in the Champions League, which is the competition for Manchester United, but because in the Premier League we managed a good start which put us initially in the top positions in the table. We have 10 points. Man City have 10 points. Chelsea have nine points, Tottenham maybe seven, Liverpool seven, so what's the difference.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of José Mourinho and all the other people that have spoken about Champions League. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
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José Mourinho - Manchester United

At the team level I am happy. I think after one year we are a different team. Not just because we are playing in the Champions League, which is the competition for Manchester United, but because in the Premier League we managed a good start which put us initially in the top positions in the table. We have 10 points. Man City have 10 points. Chelsea have nine points, Tottenham maybe seven, Liverpool seven, so what's the difference.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

When I arrived in the first season there was already investments made in buying players, changing the squad, selling players, that you probably would have done in a different way. For sure I would have kept some of the players that were sold, for sure I would not buy some of the players that were bought. I think, after one year, we are a different team. Not just because we are playing in the Champions League, which is the competition for Manchester United, but because in the Premier League we managed a good start which put us initially in the top positions in the table.feedback

Lukas Podolski

Because of 50 people everything gets pulled into the mud. Ridiculous! The atmosphere inside the stadium was thrilling. Koln does not have to hide or be ashamed. That was glorious support. More than in the Champions League.feedback

Davide Zappacosta

I'm the 100th Italian player to score in the Champions League? I didn't actually know that, it makes it even more perfect. I hope I don't wake up and realise it was all a dream. I arrived in England after the matches with the national team and I've really not had a spare minute.feedback

Andreas Pereira

So I look on the bright side. If I think negatively, it can hurt, but it's a good thing for me. Valencia are a great club who should be fighting to win LaLiga, the Copa del Rey and to be in the Champions League. [The decision to come] was difficult because there are people who wanted me to stay in Manchester, but it's better for me to be here in an individual sense.feedback

Davide Zappacosta

Honestly, before I shot I was looking in the penalty box for an unmarked team-mate. Then I kicked it and at that point I didn't understand anything. I went through those moments in a genuine trance: the ball in the net, the celebrations of the fans, the embrace from my team-mates. When we were warming up I noticed that the stadium was half empty, which I thought was strange since it was Chelsea's return to the Champions League after a year out.feedback

Davide Zappacosta

The best night of my career? Without a doubt. I've never experienced a story like this. My Champions League debut, my first match for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and a spectacular goal. All perfect. When we were warming up I noticed that the stadium was half empty, which I thought was strange since it was Chelsea's return to the Champions League after a year out.feedback

John Stones

To come away from home in the Champions League, score four goals and keep a clean sheet is a massive boost for us to take into the next game.feedback

Dani Ceballos

I am happy to have started my Champions League dream with a win, it will be hard to forget. It is a special day for me, a dream come true. The team started well and we were electric in the second half, which led to us getting a great win.feedback

Dani Ceballos

We are trying to write history, it is in our hands and we showed the drive we have to win a third consecutive Champions League title.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

There's still a long way to go; let's go game by game. First we have the group stage then we can see. We, of course, want to win this tournament. The Champions League is Real Madrid's competition and we want to win it. It was a game we needed to win; we played at home and wanted to start the Champions League well. I think the side were good; we know we were taking on a defensive outfit. We could've scored more but, in the end, it was a good result and we've started off well and we're happy with that.feedback

Maurizio Sarri

We must not forget that we lost 2-1 at the home of the seeded team in this group. If anyone thought the Champions League would be a walk in the park for Napoli, they have their feet back on the ground now.feedback

John Stones

Like I said, I was just happy to help. It was a great start to our Champions League campaign.feedback

Harry Kane

I have said before I want to break into that world-class bracket. To do that you have to play well in the Champions League. The Champions League is a big stage, all the best players in Europe, if not the world, are here.feedback

Arsene Wenger

This is a different competition and we want to win every competition we play in, but we don't calculate that this is the best way to the Champions League qualification.feedback

Arjen Robben

Normally if you win a Champions League game 3-0 it's good. But if you get a penalty after 10 minutes, lead 1-0 and have 11 [men] against 10, you have to be more aggressive and confident.feedback

Volker Struth

If you look at the fees today, and remember that Toni moved for €25 million, you can say that he is the bargain of the century for Real. The Real Madrid board are still happy to have signed a player of such class, as they told us after the Champions League final in Cardiff. Just for comparison, James Rodriguez [now at Bayern] moved to Real Madrid from Monaco for €80m in the same year. Because of guys like Dembele I have a shitty reputation. It annoys me that people say the agents told him not to come go to the training sessions anymore.feedback

Antonio Conte

It was a good start, a perfect start us. To play the first game of the Champions League, then to win with a good result, to score many goals, to finish the game with a clean sheet. It's not easy to change your life in one week, but his answer was very good. It's early to speak about this. We must have a bit of patience with Eden. We must give him the possibility to recover very well, to be totally fit.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think the Champions League for these teams [big European sides] that you are speaking, and for Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, I think for these teams the Champions League starts in February. Now is just the warming up and in February when us English teams, we are trying to survive after the winter period, they will be fresh and ready after these warm-ups.feedback

Ralph Hasenhuttl

We can live with the point even if we didn't give them much to work with. We kept them quiet and created a lot of chances ourselves. But when you take our performance in the context of our UEFA Champions League debut you could see there were a few nerves on the ball and we weren't as ruthless in taking the risks in the final third.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

For me he's one of the best strikers in the world. In the Champions League, the most important competition in the world, scoring will give him the credit he deserves.feedback

Simon Gleave

In recent years there has also been a decrease in the conversion rate. The percentage of penalties scored in the last two seasons were 58% and 62% respectively, the lowest and second lowest conversion rates recorded over the last 14 seasons. The average across all 14 seasons of the current Champions League format is 70%.feedback

Harry Kane

If you want to be put in that bracket you have to perform in that competition. It's a big stage, it's massive. All the best players are there. You have to produce your best against the best. We want to be known as one of the best teams in Europe, and to do that you have to perform in the Champions League. We've got a great team and have been playing together for the last two or three years. We know how we want to play. We've got a philosophy here that we stick to and understand very well.feedback

Antonio Conte

To play in Champions League means the coach trusts you. My message was this. I trust all my players, not only with words but with facts. First game in the Champions League, I decided to start with a rotation. We have to start a process to improve our players. We are crazy to think we could play with only 13 players like last season. So we have to improve all these players to create positive competition, between them. It's very important and I had a positive answer from my players.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

For Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, these teams, the Champions League starts in February. Now is just warming up and in February [when the knockout stage begins] when we English teams are trying to survive after the winter period, they are fresh and ready after this warm up. This is a warm up. I think we are in a second level and that's let's qualify to make the points for the knockout phase and if we do that let's enjoy to play against the big guys.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

Last season, after the first game at home against Monaco, it was difficult to change the dynamic. I think it's so important to try to win the first game and get three points. It will be tough because Dortmund is a great, great team but in our mind our mentality is to try to win and be aggressive from the first ball. Last season was our first experience of the Champions League. Previously we played in the Europa League, for 98 or 99 percent of the players, and for myself too.feedback

Michy Batshuayi

It is good for me and it is good for the team. It's my first game in the Champions League.feedback

Giovanni van Bronckhorst

They have players with lots of quality and experience and to me they are one of the teams that can win the Champions League.feedback

Giovanni van Bronckhorst

It's hard in the Champions League. I won in 2006 and [between] the big teams the difference is not big, it's small. Sometimes you have to get lucky.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

Now we need experience. We need to challenge them. Remember - we had to reduce gap to the top-four sides, now we're fighting again to reduce the gap with these type of clubs in the Champions League.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

I think Wednesday is so important, to start well in the competition and get the three points will be key to the future. In theory it should be Real Madrid first and the others trying for second, but football is not about theory. Our ambition is to win every game. We need to challenge them. Remember - we had to reduce gap to the top-four sides, now we're fighting again to reduce the gap with these type of clubs in the Champions League.feedback

Harry Kane

I have scored two goals in three games in the Champions League, so hopefully I can continue scoring and just try to do my best.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

The only thing I can say is that Real Madrid last year played the last month in La Liga with the second team. They could do it. And they arrived in the Champions League final with a fresh team.feedback

Raphael Wicky

It's my first job as a professional coach with a professional team, so to be able to coach in the Champions League is an amazing thing. Not every coach can live that and that is why it will be special for me as well. I am looking forward to all these games and facing a manager with the record of Jose Mourinho is very special for me.feedback

Henning Berg

The first year was a learning process for all the players and maybe for Mourinho and now they know what to expect and know what to do. They have the players to be able to fight for the Premier League title and Champions League.feedback

Nizaar Kinsella

Mourinho lived up to his reputation in Europe in his first season at Chelsea as he got them to the Champions League semi-final as well as winning the league, getting past Barcelona and Bayern Munich in two exciting knockout games before being eliminated by Luis Garcia's 'ghost goal' for Liverpool. Even in his final knockout game as Chelsea manager, when they were upset by 10-man Paris Saint-Germain, they suffered injustices of their own over the 120 minutes but still went on to win the league with no more European football to distract them.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

To go back to the Champions League is just to go back to the natural habitat of Manchester United season after season. We look forward to the match and I hope Old Trafford feels it in the same way we are feeling it. We will go into this match thinking we can win, we will go to Moscow for the second match thinking we can win, we will go to Lisbon for the third match thinking we can win. We can. But to say in this moment we are candidates for this, candidates for that… at this moment we are just candidates to win the match against Basel.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

To be in the Champions League is just to go back to the natural habitat, season after season, for Manchester United. I look forward to tomorrow and hope Old Trafford feels it in the same way we feel it. Our motivation's high. We'll try to qualify and enjoy that special knockout phase with the best teams in Europe. In the Champions League there are four or five teams with an incredible level of quality, of experience, of know-how and that's what makes the difference. But there are many other teams in the Champions League with very similar qualities to teams in the Europa League.feedback

Eric Bailly

Being back in the Champions League is going back to the natural habitat. Manchester United have been there season after season. For some players there's the motivation of playing in it for the first time, so we look forward to the match and I hope also Old Trafford feels it in the same way we are feeling.feedback

Stewart Regan

I have a lot of respect for Peter Lawwell. I was with him at the Champions League draw a couple of weeks ago and we have a very good relationship. I'd do exactly the same in his position – he is looking out for the best interests of Celtic Football Club.feedback

Gonzalo Higuain

No. I always believe that it's beautiful to win important matches, but it's also very important simply to reach those moments. I truly believe that. Juve have played two Champions League finals in three years. That is very difficult to do.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think it is easier for [Lindelof] to play Champions League. It is more comparable to the Portuguese style of football. It is more different in relation to the Premier League, so no need to adapt to Champions League. He needs a little bit of time to adapt to the Premier League, especially to the new Premier League.feedback

Antonio Conte

The chances [of winning the Champions League] this season? I don't know. If you ask me the chances of last season to win the title in England it was zero. Instead we changed totally the opinion of people.feedback

Antonio Conte

You are never relaxed in England, because you have to play a tough league and also FA Cup and also Carabao Cup. Now we are starting to play the Champions League. To play 60, 65 games it's normal, but it's not easy. In my past sometimes before a Champions League game you rested. In England it's not easy to do this.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

There is no need for him to adapt to the Champions League but he needs a bit of time to adapt to the Premier league, especially the new Premier League. He is very bright and very clam and step by step he will be there. I am more than confident for tomorrow [Tuesday], he is a very good player with a very good potential. He's a very important player for me, much more important than you can imagine.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

He is doing really well and is very confident, & I'll go with him again tomorrow. I think it's easier for (Lindelof) to play in the Champions League, it's more comparable to the Portuguese style of play than the Premier League. He needs a bit of time for the Premier League, but step by step he's going to be there. There are reasons for the other boys to be worried because Victor is a very good player.feedback

Eden Hazard

No problem, no, no problem [if I never win the Champions League]. I try to give everything on the pitch. If I win, I am happy. If I don't win, no regrets.feedback

Ander Herrera

We have to know where we come from. We have come from the Europa League, we won it and it is very important and it is a very good title but it is the Europa League. We were sixth in the Premier League [last season] so we have to respect every team we face because they deserve to be in the Champions League. Paul Pogba is there to score goals, Marcus [Rashford] will score, Anthony [Martial] is scoring, Juan [Mata] will score because it is in his DNA so we cannot give all the responsibility to Romelu. It is important to have him though.feedback

Ander Herrera

I am always ready to play. I always say the same. I am a team player and when the manager needs me I will be there and that's it. In football there are no surprises. It doesn't matter that he hasn't played Champions League before, he has scored goals and played in the best league in the world so he will score goals for us.feedback

Thiago Silva

Neymar and Dani will bring a lot of positivity and experience. They already won the Champions League, with [Angel] Di Maria. Other players won important trophies as well like [Julian] Draxler and [Kevin] Trapp also.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think motivation is very important and of course motivation is very high. I think in the Champions League there are four or five teams with an incredible level of quality, of experience, of know-how and that's what makes the difference. It doesn't matter if it is on the pitch or if it is on the bench, so if his conditions improved he will be selected because I need him. But in this moment I cannot say yet. I don't think Bailly and Jones are better than them. I think they are the same level, they are just different players. It is more comparable to the Portuguese style of football.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

It's true that our problem was to have had 19 players that did not count as home-grown for the Champions League squad [including Lamela and Janssen]. It's unbelievable that Eric Dier is not home-grown when he's playing for England. That is so strange, no? It kills a little bit our possibilities.feedback

Thierry Henry

It has been too long since English clubs regularly went deep in the Champions League.feedback

Thierry Henry

There will be a lot of pressure, though, because they have joined the group of teams who are judged on whether they win the Champions League.feedback

Paul Ince

There were a few eyebrows raised at Barca's £120m valuation and he will have to shine in the Champions League to show he is truly worth that kind of money.feedback

Stefan Effenberg

On the one hand, he's attacked the philosophy of the club. Uli Hoeness has already said several times that they will not spend totals by €100 million or €150m. He also attacked his colleagues, who in his opinion apparently did not have the quality to win what he wants: the Champions League. We have so many highly talented, potential world-class players in Germany – not 15 but 30 to 40! They have won the World Cup, the Confederations Cup and the European Under 21 Championship.feedback

Paul Ince

Lukaku is a goalscoring machine and would cause problems to any defence in the world because of the way he runs at people and keeps his composure in the penalty area. On the other hand, his retention of the ball is not fantastic and, if he goes chasing the ball to get involved in the build-up, United could get punished because top Champions League teams exploit opponents who have lost their shape. Jose Mourinho knows how to win and will be going for the throat.feedback

Luciano Spalletti

We have to create something that allows us to move forwards next year, to create the criteria with which we can see who we are as a team. It's okay with me if you say that we need to fight for Champions League qualification and we'll have to check-in for that in games such as tomorrow's if we're to fly around Europe.feedback

Gianluca Petrachi

We want Belotti to be paid for what he is worth. If the lad wants to challenge himself at Champions League clubs, then we can talk about that in future.feedback

Adam Lallana

Our record is there against the top teams and it's also fair to say we'll fancy ourselves in the Champions League. I'll miss the first few games but I'm sure the lads will put us into a great position. Hopefully I'll be back for the last three of the group stages possibly.feedback

Juergen Klopp

It is pretty certain he'll not be available for the majority of the Champions League group matches. If we are fortunate enough to still be in UEFA competition in the New Year he could be added to the squad then. The medical guys are pleased with how he is responding and Nathaniel has shown a really strong attitude, given he is not someone who is used to being out injured.feedback

Carlo Ancelotti

David Alaba will train individually. It will be difficult for Tuesday [versus Anderlecht in the Champions League] but he could play against Mainz next weekend.feedback

Florentino Perez

Cristiano will play Wednesday in the Champions League and we have already seen the desire he had at Camp Nou [in the Supercopa de Espana].feedback

Tommy Oar

Obviously, I'm just devastated. It was a childhood dream. I have never played in the Champions League and I was looking forward to playing on such a big stage.feedback

Michael Ballack

I can understand his optimism, because he is a coach of a top team which always has the chance to win the Champions League. If that always happens is another question, but he illustrates it. I think that's the right way as a coach. He has won a lot with different teams and knows exactly how to win the Champions League with all his experience. It's the right way to attack that goal offensively and positively, especially for his players.feedback

Michael Ballack

He should attack, because he has the possibility to attack with Bayern. He can reach something big, to win Champions League with three different teams.feedback

Vincent Janssen

Yes, of course, he has a future. We only had 17 Champions League places to include players.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

Serge is a player with a lot of experience in Europe. Last season he was playing with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.feedback

Jamie Vardy

But it weren't the Premier League was it? So I'm all right with that I think. I'll never regret anything I've chosen to do. It was just coming up with the positives and negatives, and I came up with a decision and I'm pleased with the decision I made. They had qualified for the Champions League for the last 20 years or something, until last year. That was something to think about. But Leicester were also in the Champions League and on a different night at home against Atletico Madrid we could have gone even further.feedback

Jamie Vardy

I want to win as much as possible, I don't want to only have one Premier League medal in my drawer at home – it would be an empty glass cabinet. I want to win as much as possible. I'm contracted to Leicester and we will see how high we can go. In the future, who knows? They had qualified for the Champions League for the last 20 years or something, until last year. That was something to think about. But Leicester were also in the Champions League and on a different night at home against Atletico Madrid we could have gone even further.feedback

Jamie Vardy

It wasn't the Premier League was it? So we're all right with that I think. I'll never regret anything I've chosen to do. I'm a bit of a psychic, I could see the little downfall they are on now. They had qualified for the Champions League for the last 20 years until last year. That was something to think about. They're not willing to wait for maybe a Danny Newton. He's gone to Stevenage but who knows, next year it might be another jump for him?feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

It was a promise. I'd promised that if we won the Champions League and I scored a goal, I'd do it. I did it and I shaved myself.feedback

Bernardo Silva

The Champions League is more difficult to win. Of course, the Premier League isn't easy to win, but the Champions League has all of the best teams in Europe, so it's as good as it gets. Manchester City have never won it either, so I want to make history.feedback

Eden Hazard

Diego and I have been playing together for three years, we have won everything together except for the Champions League. It's a pleasure to play with him, he's a top player and a top person. Every week you have to be ready for the fight because every week, if you aren't ready, you could lose. We will see at the end of the season who is best.feedback

Rony Lopes

In the end, in spite of more or less money spent, it's 11 against 11 in every match. I'm sure it will be a long competitive season. For everyone. To play regularly at the highest level is naturally my biggest dream. Last season was great for the club and our objective is to keep the club on this streak. It will not be easy as our domestic competitors are investing strongly and our Champions League group is very homogeneous, but we are here to beat the odds once again.feedback

Rony Lopes

To those who doubt we can repeat or overcome last year's results, we have only one thing to do: shut them up with victories. To play regularly at the highest level is naturally my biggest dream. Last season was great for the club and our objective is to keep the club on this streak. It will not be easy as our domestic competitors are investing strongly and our Champions League group is very homogeneous, but we are here to beat the odds once again.feedback

Eden Hazard

Diego? We spent three years together and we won everything – not the Champions League but we won the league. It was a pleasure to play with him. I want him back but you know I don't make the decision. But he is a top guy, a top player.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I am not thinking Zlatan will play any part in the group phase. I don't think there is any chance of that. Do we have space in the Champions League list to have him? Yes, we have. Hopefully he can play in the knockout phase but for that we need to finish top two.feedback

Eden Hazard

Diego? We spend three years together and we won everything, not the Champions League but we won the League. It was a pleasure to play with him. I hope for him in the future he can find a solution and I want to see him on the pitch soon.feedback

Eden Hazard

I think this year will be no different from the previous years, in the sense that every year it is difficult, especially when you play in many competitions. This year we have the Champions League as well and it is not easy to succeed in multiple competitions. But we will do our best and we have got depth in our squad so sometimes maybe one or two players can rest so they are 110 per cent for the next competition. I think we have got one of the best managers in the world. So we are really happy with him.feedback

Juan Mata

The Premier League is back this week and we're going to focus on our visit to Stoke, always a difficult game. After that we will start thinking about the Champions League nights, which are back at Old Trafford, finally.feedback

Markus Plog

I still remember that when he was playing for us, he sometimes showed a fiery temper. There was a time when Toni wasn't allowed to play for a couple of games due to ill-discipline, like arriving late to training sessions and other things like that. But I think that was a very important lesson for him and from that point on he changed. He became a disciplined, hungry guy who always wanted to achieve more and more. From that point on it was a lot of fun working with him. There are some days I still can't believe it when I watch him on television against Messi or Ronaldo in the Champions League.feedback

Eden Hazard

I think this year will be no different from the previous years, in the sense that every year it is difficult - especially when you play in many competitions. This year we have the Champions League as well and it is not easy to succeed in multiple competitions. We just want to win as many trophies as possible. For me personally I haven't won the Champions League so maybe that one would be a little bit more special, but I would prefer us to win everything.feedback

Andrew Cole

It's massive for the club [to be back in the Champions League], because that gives you another platform to bring in the players that you need. That is what the fans want and what they expect at a club like Manchester United. So that is major as well. You can't say they are favourites for the title because they bought some good players. They finished sixth last season, yes they have brought in some really quality players, but the Premier League this season, there are six teams that could win it.feedback

Andrew Cole

It gets tougher and tougher to win that Champions League. If you look at the team that has won it two years on the bounce now, we played them in the Super Cup and I think you saw the gap there.feedback

Ruud van Nistelrooy

The Champions League will start now so I'm very excited to see how they will do there. They look impressive at the moment and they can challenge this season for the big ones.feedback

Gareth Southgate

How could we possibly compare ourselves to a team who have Champions League winners throughout? We're a work in progress. And I don't know how quickly we can develop that. The players are willing to learn and take on board ideas. But I go back to what I said a few months ago: If we're looking for some kind of messiah to change things, I don't think that's realistic.feedback

Chris Hughton

We are delighted that Ezequiel is joining us. He has made nearly 190 appearances in the top flight in Italy and Portugal and has played in the Champions League, and is the type of experienced player we want to add to the squad. He can also play as a more attacking wing-back and so gives us some good options in defence.feedback

Juergen Klopp

I hear a lot of talk about positions, but let's talk about the player; he is someone with really good abilities who always gives everything for his team. A player that is positive and willing to take risks to try and make positive things happen. He may still be young, but he has a lot of experience in the Premier League, Champions League and for his country. Already he is a very, very good player and I think he has the mentality and desire to get even better – and that excites me.feedback

Panagiotis Retsos

Bayer have always played in the Champions League, despite a difficult national competition, which has impressed me very much. To be wanted by such a club makes me proud and I'm looking forward to playing in the Bundesliga in one of the most attractive leagues in Europe.feedback

Rudi Völler - Bayer

Retsos had offers from some top clubs playing internationally this year, so it is all the more pleasing for us that he has decided to move to Bayer – especially since he was so elemental to Olympiakos qualifying for the Champions League. He's a young player with special talents and fits perfectly into our requirements. He is an investment in the future of the club.feedback

Michael Emenalo

Danny is not only a Premier League winner but also has Champions League experience which will be invaluable for us this season. He is a typically combative English midfielder with a cultured passing technique and his arrival significantly strengthens our midfield options.feedback

Alex Ferguson

I think that the Europa Cup has taken on arms and legs since they made the decision to allow the winners to get into the Champions League. And Jose [Mourinho] seized on that and made sure that he was playing his best teams every round, right from the very start. They deserved to win it because his attitude was first-class in terms of wanting to win this tournament and obviously getting to the Champions League.feedback

Tony Pulis

We've now got a deal which I think is right for the club and I'm really pleased to add a player of this quality and experience to our group. Kieran's a good age and has made over 200 appearances for Arsenal, represented his country and has Premier League and Champions League experience. To add these qualities to our squad is exactly what we're looking for.feedback

Alex Ferguson

Juventus were in the cup final two years before and they've been the main Italian threat to win the champions League.feedback

Jean Michael Seri

After the [Champions League playoff against Napoli] I met with Barcelona's directors for more than an hour and they didn't tell me anything about not going through with signing me. I went home really happy; then the next day I read the news. I was stunned.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I will be very happy when the Champions League and League Cup start. Because then I'll have more games and more opportunities to give all of my players the game time they deserve. As ever, all the boys are working hard. It might be easy for people to praise the ones who have done so well in the opening games of the season, but I prefer to praise the amazing professionals who are not playing at the moment. The squad is good and the mentality of the players is very good too.feedback

Roberto Firmino

We must at least repeat our performance of last year by finishing in the top four - and then fight for the title. The team is also very motivated by the experience of being back in the Champions League. The target is to finish in the best possible position and we are aiming high.feedback

Marco Fassone

We are probably the most international club in Italy – Juventus has more domestic titles but European football is in Milan's DNA. We are pleased to have reached the Europa League because it represents an important step and it will be a priority for us this year to come back on to the international stage. But the natural home the club has to be in is the Champions League.feedback

Juergen Klopp

I cannot promise anyone they will play 10 games in a row but I will use everyone as much as possible and try to help them take the next step. When you see how Sadio Mané has been this season, you can understand how much we missed him for 15 games last season. If that was not a blow, I don't know what is. But we still got the results to finish fourth and now we have qualified for the Champions League group stages it feels a bit more like we finished third.feedback

David Wall

It didn't stop them winning the Europa League and qualifying for the Champions' League. And it forced Mourinho into signing a proper centre forward to take his place, rather than a withdrawn forward like Griezman (or someone similar). If they'd not signed Lukaku, and Zlatan was still playing as the main centre forward then they'd not have the pace and threat that they've shown so far this year. The fact that opposition defences now have to really worry about people running beyond them in turn makes more space for the midfield to play, something that didn't often happen last season.feedback

Chris Coleman

He was disappointed to miss the Serbia game but there was nothing we could do about that and of course he's won the Champions League again this year.feedback

Frank Lampard

If you get beaten in the Champions League, then that's because you have been beaten by a better team. It is as simple as that. Unfortunately, for the English teams, the real best teams have been a Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich for a time.feedback

Frank Lampard

We know the main one but even against Manchester United in the Super Cup, with Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench, the rotation in the centre of passing and movement proved the benchmark. Everyone is playing catch up. I do think Chelsea have as good a chance as any out of the English clubs, alongside Manchester City. They have a big squad too and a lot of European-style players who may flourish on the Champions League platform.feedback

John Hartson

If I'm Brendan Rodgers, I'm saying to [Jose] Mourinho, Let him have another season here, keep your £25-30m for now, he's got Champions League football, he loves playing for Celtic.feedback

Juergen Klopp

Until 31 August, that's how the business is – a lot of things are really possible, ins and outs. I've said it a few times, if the transfer window closed tomorrow, it is like it is and I'm happy with it. In the Champions League game [against Hoffenheim on Wednesday] Divock Origi was not in the squad. He did nothing wrong, that just shows how big the quality already is. That's just one example. Other players were also not in the squad.feedback

Uli Hoeness

Costa didn't work out because he was quite a mercenary whose character we didn't like. I always have to laugh when I hear about that. Except Real Madrid, no club has won the Champions League more than once in recent years. And the clubs which spend so much money right now, like Paris or Manchester City, haven't won anything yet.feedback

Mateo Kovacic

It's difficult to compare at the moment. They have the Champions League platform on which to show what they can do.feedback

Juergen Klopp

It's a big influence on the transfer market, especially if we do it more often. If you talk to a player, they really often [mention it] ... especially players we talk to. We don't have to talk to players which are not better than our players because it's difficult to find. If you try to extend a contract with a player, [they might say], Yeah, I want to play Champions League' and I always think 'It's your job to do it with us together, so don't ask that we do a job and you cannot play Champions League.feedback

Juergen Klopp

I know a few people think differently but we do a lot of work and it's not too easy to play 20 players in this or that position ... they really often say if you play Champions League then it's really interesting. The club is great, the manager not too bad, all this stuff. Or even if you try to extend a contract with a player in the squad they say 'Yeah, I want to play Champions League'. I always think 'WTF? It's your job to do it with us together. Don't ask for us to do your job to play Champions' League let's do it together.feedback

Juergen Klopp

It's a big influence on the transfer market, especially if you do it [qualify for the Champions League] more often.feedback

Claude Makelele

If you want to play every four days in the Premier League, FA Cup and the Champions League, he might need to change he much he runs a little. However, Chelsea signed him to play the way that he plays with his running. So that's the problem.feedback

Jordan Henderson

Getting back into the Champions League was our aim and we've done it. Now when we get into the Champions League itself we have got to do ourselves justice and win some games there.feedback

Jordan Henderson

It has been a brilliant night, the atmosphere was brilliant all night and we were brilliant at the start and set the tempo. We let in a couple of goals, so we have still got things to work on, but overall we're delighted to get back into the Champions League - where Liverpool belong.feedback

Juergen Klopp

Moments like this you always find people who say 'it's just Champions League' but we want to be part of it with all we have and I thought the boys played a few pieces of outstanding football.feedback

Unai Emery

But of course, the Champions League is a very important objective to the club. We will closely follow the draw tomorrow.feedback

Unai Emery

The staff, the club and the players are motivated by all the competitions, but especially the Champions League. To the other teams, it is clear that PSG have become a very serious contender.feedback

Lorenzo Insigne

I thank you for the compliments, but I want to keep doing well with this shirt because I always wanted it. Barcelona is the dream for everyone but for now I have the dream of Naples with me. It was a great team performance. Nice caused us a few problems, as they've got a lot of talent, but we didn't lose our heads and remained compact. This was a test of our maturity to see if we were ready for the big stage. I think we already did that last season and again over two legs with Nice, so we deserved our place in the Champions League.feedback

Juergen Klopp

We have to make the next step. The whole of last season we tried to qualify for the Champions League and we got fourth, so, if you like, this is part of last season and we want to close this case in the most positive way. I hope we will show the world what we are able to do.feedback

Juergen Klopp

Yippee! It means everything. It's what we worked for in the last 14 months. We wanted to be a part of the Champions League with all we have and I thought the boys played a few pieces of outstanding football. Against an opponent like Hoffenheim you always have a few problems, that's how it is, but I'm really happy about the deserved qualification for the group stages.feedback

Juergen Klopp

It is a big influence in the transfer market. If you talk to a player they will say, If you are playing Champions League it will be interesting', or even if you want to extend a players' contract. It is what the club and the team worked for in the last 14 months. It is so exciting to be part of it. It is three years since I was there. I love it, the players love it and the fans love it. We will have fantastic nights at Anfield.feedback

Thibaut Courtois

Tottenham have the capacity now to bring a lot of fans into the stadium. If they make more noise it would be better for them because if you have to put some noise over the speakers to make some atmosphere, I don't think it is working very well. In the second half, they were pressing and 70,000 people started to wake up. There is obviously more than the 40,000 at White Hart Lane. Wembley is an amazing stadium and these stadiums make you want to play even better, it is like a Champions League game where you can rise above yourself.feedback

Thibaut Courtois

The difference is that the fans are more separate from the pitch than at White Hart Lane, where you feel more pressure when they are pressing and the pitch is smaller, which is probably better for them. Wembley is an amazing stadium and these stadiums make you want to play even better, it is like a Champions League game where you can rise above yourself. The teams that come here (to Wembley), instead of being impressed, they will give more, so for Spurs it won't be easy. But if they have their fans, with 80-90,000 people, they can make it difficult for a lot of teams.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Of course he wants to play, start for us, be selected for the national team and go to the World Cup. That's good and for me, it's simple: I cannot play Premier League, Champions League and cups with 11 players. I need a squad.feedback

Todd Kane

Being in the Champions League final squad when I was 18-years-old was huge. As a Chelsea fan as well, I couldn't believe it when I got told I was travelling and I would be involved.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We are in the Champions League, so it is the first time for Rashford to play Champions League. Anthony had a bit with Monaco, Lingard had a few matches but not more than that. For Romelu, it is the first time. For them, the Champions league can be a great experience with their development.feedback

Antonio Conte

We need time. Four years? Yes, maybe. To arrive and try to fight for the Champions League, to try to fight to be the best in the world, you need time. Sometimes you can win and you are preparing to disrupt yourself. Sometimes you don't win but you are preparing yourself to be better. We have to build a solid foundation and in this moment we don't have this solid foundation. Despite this, last season we won.feedback

Tony Pulis

You could say most probably Manchester City are different because they will be hoping to win the championship, hoping to win the Champions League, the FA Cup and everything else. It's a club that with Pep [Guardiola] this year will win trophies so it's a difficult one for everyone.feedback

Stefan Effenberg

Paris are certainly now among the favourites for the Champions League. They are hungry and have other options. If Uli Hoeness then publicly says 'No, we are not ready to pay', but what's happening continues, then the gap between these clubs is growing.feedback

Oliver Kahn

Of course Carlo Ancelotti is under observation. The benchmark is the Champions League, as with [Ancelotti's predecessor] Pep Guardiola, but also, the integration of young players into the team is a criterion.feedback

Stefan Effenberg

It will not be easy for Bayern - quite the contrary. You see how other teams are improving when €222m is invested in Neymar. Paris are certainly now among the favourites for the Champions League. They are hungry and have other options. If Uli Hoeness then publicly says 'No, we are not ready to pay', but what's happening continues, then the gap between these clubs is growing.feedback

Gerard Pique

The season is very long and there is room for improvement. But in nine years at Barcelona this is the first time that I have felt we are inferior to Madrid. It is true that they won the Champions League last year, but we came here and won not long before that. We are not in the best moment, as a team or a club. This a long process and there is room for improvement, We must stay as close as possible and keep moving forwards.feedback

Leonardo Jardim

In the coming months, with the Champions League, we'll need everyone. We have to give rhythm to those who aren't often used.feedback

Jermaine Jenas

I am 100 per cent with Rafa [on needing new players]. It is difficult for me because when I was playing for Newcastle United, they were third in the league and playing Champions League football and consistently were finishing the in top four. Yeah they won the Championship and finished last season on a high but it almost makes me sick that the players and manager put their heart and soul into the league and then they are not backed to improve.feedback

Ronald Koeman

Of course, it's always about signings and spending money – and with that comes more pressure. We tried to sign Sigurdsson when I was at Southampton, but we did not have the finance that we have now in Everton. We have worked a long time to get this deal in. He was one of the key players we wanted. We have the possibility maybe to sign good players, but we don't play in the Champions League – and that sometimes makes things very difficult.feedback

Ralf Rangnick

Sometimes, players develop even faster than the club. When he plays a season like last year and, if possible, in the Champions League too - then we might be able to let a player join a big club and live with it. There were two offers from Liverpool and in between times also a telephone call between the clubs. But not between me and Jurgen Klopp. For us, it was always clear that we would not give Naby Keita. That is why there was no direct contact.feedback

Jack Tanner

What's the most number of clubs in one competition with the same sponsor? Emirates had three in the Champions League last season, could be 4 next season with Milan.feedback

Jordan Henderson

If I've had conversations with Phil, it's obviously private. I don't think I can influence the situation but I can have conversations with Phil. It's a big test. Qualifying for the Champions League was an aim last season and we need to finish it off.feedback

Jordan Henderson

It's a difficult situation for Phil but, as players, we're fully focused on the job at hand. You expect things like this in transfer windows but you've got to stick together and focus on what's important for the team, and that's the game tomorrow. It's a big test. Qualifying for the Champions League was an aim last season and we need to finish it off.feedback

Jordan Henderson

It's a great opportunity for us as a team. We're looking forward to it and hopefully we can get a good result to take back to Anfield. It's a big test. Qualifying for the Champions League was an aim last season and we need to finish it off.feedback

Brendan Rodgers

The first game is important. At home, the atmosphere has been absolutely incredible in the Champions League games in particular so we'll need that on Wednesday night. We'll see if we can get a positive result to take over there the following week.feedback

Oliver Kahn

Of course Carlo Ancelotti is under observation. The benchmark is the Champions League, as with [Ancelotti's predecessor] Pep Guardiola, but also, the integration of young players into the team is a criterion. If, according to my experience, the preparations were very bumpy, this also carried on into the season. It is not harmless for Bayern if the competition for the championship in the league remains so unbalanced. If the German championship is nothing special anymore, it would make me, as a player, no longer have fun. This is why [the] competition has to become stronger.feedback

Rafael Benitez - Newcastle United

He's not going to make it.' I don't know if he had it in for me or if my personality was a bit rich. He's old school, Pat, but I always believed I'd make it. At Liverpool I said to my agent after scoring against Chelsea and playing in the Champions League final: 'I wonder if Pat watched the game tonight?feedback

Chris Hughton

Yes somebody did tell me that, and when you put it that way it sounds incredible. Incredibly strange. If I was in his [Pep Guardiola's] shoes I'd be doing exactly the same and bringing in exactly the same quality of player. The pressure on him is different. He has designs on the Champions League and making sure they win the title and he's bought great quality players to do that.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

With these players I am looking forward to the season with optimism, with enthusiasm, I can't wait for the Champions League to start and the chance to play the top clubs. I am on fire.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

We need some new players. We have a lot of games in the Premier League and the Champions League. We need more quality, more competition.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I look forward to the season with optimism, with enthusiasm. I want to play. I want to play West Ham on Sunday, a difficult match. Then I want to go to Swansea, a difficult match. Then I want the Champions League to start. I want, I want! … I'm on fire … But I will behave on the touchline!feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We have had a better pre-season than last year and we have the confidence levels of a team that has won a European competition and returned to the Champions League. I have better conditions to deliver a better season than my first one.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We are back in the Champions League so the motivation and confidence levels are higher, and the knowledge between ourselves is higher.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We lost Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw and Zlatan, we lost players to injuries, so I think between the players we lost and the ones we got, we're in a similar situation with more experience of working together, of a much better pre-season than we had last season, with the confidence levels of a team that won a European competition, one that is back in Champions League.feedback

Massimiliano Allegri

I know we can shed the scabs from Cardiff. I know we can have a great season. I know we can have a great Champions League campaign.feedback

Jermaine Jenas

Are Spurs going to break their wage structure? Maybe for one or two and I hope they do. As a football club, I think if the players are performing and getting you into the Champions League year-in, year-out, you invest that money in your best players.feedback

Morgan Schneiderlin

I spoke with a few clubs in January and then, when I spoke to Everton, they told me straight away that they have ambition, that they wanted to do something great in the summer to improve the team and to break into the Champions League in the next few years. So I was very convinced by the way they were speaking and the way they see things. That's one of the main reasons I came here.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Yes we can win [the Premier League]. The Champions League is obviously more difficult. But also the motivation is higher. My work last season to face teams in the Europa League with commitment was hard, this season it is not hard to motivate for playing Real Madrid, Barcelona, the top English teams, Bayern Munich and Juventus.feedback

Mike Darcey

BT is paying Sky level prices for two packs that Sky can't have anyway. They have retained the Champions League, which was important to them, and they could save more than £100m a year if they play cleverly at the next Premier League auction. If they believe it is just them and Sky the amount they pay could go down if they just focus on two packs. It is wildly expensive to try and become the number one and is probably completely unnecessary for them.feedback

Craig Bellamy

This is the difference. With Liverpool you've got the chance of competing in the Champions League with Liverpool, or there's a chance of realistically going to win the Champions League with Barcelona. It's nigh-on impossible to turn them down.feedback

Gareth Bale

United did very well. They gave us a difficult game and I'm sure they'll do fantastic this season. I see no reason why they can't [be a force in the Champions League].feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I'm more than happy [with him] I'm really happy. He was amazing in the [Europa League] final. I'm totally convinced this season will be even better for him, and that playing in the Champions League against the best teams and players will take some pressure off him, because in the Europa League, he was obviously one of the two or three biggest stars.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Manchester United are one of the top three football clubs in the world, no doubt about it, but the football club is one thing and the team's credentials going into a competition are another thing entirely. We have a giant on our chest, which is really heavy, but we don't compare our potential to the biggest clubs in Europe right now. We'll take it step by step and be humble. The first step is to try to finish in the top three. If we manage that, we'll try to finish in the top two. Then, when you're in the Champions League last 16 draw, anything can happen.feedback

Florentino Perez

I don't contemplate selling Bale, he's important for us and is one of the best in the world. We have great players and my idea and Zidane's after winning the Champions League was to do nothing and stay with the same team.feedback

Stefan Effenberg

Paris are certainly now among the favourites for the Champions League. They are hungry and have other options.feedback

Les Reed

In a volatile market with some extraordinary and inexplicable transfers taking place, we are determined to go about our work in a diligent and correct way. This is a player who has won trophies and played in the Champions League final less than three months ago and he has signed for Saints amid a host of suitors. Mario will complement what is already an extremely strong group of midfield players in our squad and we are excited about what he will bring to the group.feedback

Alex Ferguson

To be honest with you, when we became successful I didn't used to view the Super Cup as the most important thing. It used to be in Monaco on the Friday night and we had to go and play [in the Premier League] on the Monday, which meant we only had two days' preparation. So we viewed it a little differently and, in hindsight, I wish I'd have gone for it. At the end of the day, history is history and we could have won the Super Cup three times – if we'd played properly in Rome against Barcelona [the 2009 Champions League final defeat], maybe another one. I think it's one of these big regrets.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's obvious there is a difference between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League winners. The Europa League is very difficult for United to win because there are a lot of matches, you travel and the motivation is not so high.feedback

Chris Hughton

Davy is a player with great experience of the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem and PSV Eindhoven, . There is no doubting his pedigree, Davy has played a number of matches in the Champions League for PSV, as well as international football for the Netherlands.feedback

Gareth Bale

United did very well (in the Super Cup). They gave us a difficult game and I'm sure they'll do fantastic this season. I think it's getting there, obviously I think by bringing Mourinho in, it's kind of boosted the club, by winning a few trophies last year, it did them great, and I think they're getting back to where they belong. I see no reason why they can't do well in the Champions League, he's a great manager, he's done everything in football, he knows what he's doing and I'm sure he's building a great team for what he hopes to achieve there.feedback

Juan Mata

We talk about Real Madrid and we talk about the Champions League winners, which is the best trophy you can win in European football. We won the Europa League but they are the ones that everyone wants to beat. They have a great team and won the league in Spain as well. We know how good they are. But United have a great history and a great record of titles.feedback

Juan Mata

When we talk about Real Madrid, we're talking about the actual Champions League winners, which is the best you can win. We have won the Europe League.feedback

Rachid Ghezzal

I have the ambition to play at the highest national and international level, and the Monaco sporting project, which won the title and has reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, is fantastic. After several seasons in Lyon, I needed a new challenge. Everything is present here to make a great season. I cannot wait to meet my teammates and start training.feedback

Vadim Vasilyev

We welcome Rachid Ghezzal, whom we have been following for some time. He is a talented young player who knows our championship well but also has a solid experience in the Champions League. We believe a lot in Rachid.feedback

Arsene Wenger

For us, it is a good opportunity to focus completely on the Premier League. I would say that the Premier League has, in my opinion, taken over from the Champions League interest-wise. I will always play a team that has a good chance to win the next game. In the Europa League, if we can afford sometimes to rest some players, we will do it. But we have to adapt to the level of the competition and see first what kind of group we play in. Will they make as many points? I don't know. But they will fight certainly for the championship again.feedback

David Seaman

There are steps – Sunderland to Everton, then even Everton to one of the bigger clubs, like one of the top four clubs, then it's Champions League, then it's playing for England, then it's playing in a World Cup. There are little steps and it's added pressure every time. But the more experience he gets the easier he will find it to deal with that pressure.feedback

Simon Kjaer

Sevilla are a top club in the best league in the world, and it is a club with ambitions of making a mark in the Champions League and in La Liga -and they are used to winning titles. The club's achievements in the Europa League in the recent decade or so have been absolutely outstanding and calls for a lot of respect, and we must continue to deliver results to that high standard.feedback

Arsene Wenger

It happened sometimes that we rested players in the group stage of the Champions League to prepare for the next Premier League game, because every Premier League game is so difficult.feedback

Jaap Stam

That makes it interesting as well because if you look at the other teams as well, they're all bringing good players in because they all want to win the league or do well in the Champions League.feedback

Ralf Rangnick

I am not currently assuming that we will be able to extend his contract prematurely. I can assure you that Naby will be playing with us this season. All other scenarios also depend on how we do this season, how Naby plays himself and so on. It does not matter at all whether it's 75million or 100million euros. We have not developed for five years so that we can lose one of our best players in the first Champions League season. That would make no sense. We want to be successful in sports.feedback

Gerard Pique

He could go to any club in the world. What does he want? More money or more titles? I could understand that he wants to go to be a leader, but not for a sporting project. With all due respect, he is betting everything on one hand [the Champions League].feedback

Hasan Salihamidzic

[The Champions League] is really the target that we have to reach. Real Madrid had a great performance in the Champions League in the last four years. They won it three times. That is for us a big thing to do. In the end we want to win the Bundesliga, we want to be the champion. But for the fans and for all of us, it's better if we see tight games, we see good games against teams like that.feedback

Ben Hayward

The 25-year-old wants to win the Ballon d'Or and at his current club, he is in the shadow not only of Messi, but also Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, so a move to PSG would give him a better chance to stand out - especially if he can help the Parisian side to win the Champions League.feedback

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Real Madrid, obviously the last two years they won the Champions League, they are a very, very good team. They improved, in my eyes, the last two to three years, their game style. It's going to be a challenge for us to play against them. I always enjoyed to play against them. Those are big matches.feedback

Aymen Barkok

It would be great to play in the Europa League or Champions League. But that is still a long way away. I have to prove myself in the Bundesliga.feedback

Aymen Barkok

To be honest, I learned from the press. I have not received a request yet. But, of course, I am flattered. It would be great to play in the Europa League or Champions League. But that is still a long way away. I have to prove myself in the Bundesliga. I feel most comfortable playing the eight or 10. At the European Championship, I also played on the left front, but I can handle it as a six. I think I am very flexible.feedback

Nemanja Matic

As a member of the team, I think we can do many things. I'm sure that we will try to win the Premier League. Also, the Champions League, you never know what can happen. In the Champions League, everything is possible, [there are] many good teams, the best teams in Europe so Manchester is one of the best for sure and it's very, very difficult to make a plan before the season starts but we will try to win every game, if it is possible.feedback

Ralph Hasenhuttl

That's good. The chances of Naby leaving are nil. It's 100 percent that Naby will play this year at Leipzig. At the beginning of the transfer period, we said we would start the season with all our best players. It's important that all the players stay because we are playing for the first time in the Champions League. They are all young players, they will learn a lot this year.feedback

Herman van Holsbeek

We are lucky that the Champions League does not start until September, otherwise we definitely would have lost him.feedback

Vincenzo Montella - AC Milan

We must become a team as quickly as possible and try to achieve our objective of Champions League qualification. If we were to miss out on that target, it would certainly be a very damaging blow both economically and in terms of image. Bonucci is a candidate alongside Lucas Biglia. I am taking time over it, because I think the choice must be shared with the club, the coach and the squad.feedback

Mark Sampson

Of course we respect France. They've got some unbelievable individual talent. They've got players with numerous Champions League medals but tournament football is when we're at our best. We've shown that at the last World Cup, where we won the bronze medal, and in this event we have three wins under our belt.feedback

Antonio Conte

I am excited to play in the Champions League with Chelsea, but I know we have a lot of road ahead before we can compete to try to win the Champions League. We are trying to rebuild a situation and it's not easy. You need a bit of time to create a structure and to build every season and then to go to fight.feedback

Antonio Conte

I remember 2012. Chelsea won with the penalties. They lost a Champions League with the penalties(2008) and they won a Champions League with the penalties. I think now we are in another era, another period for Chelsea. We must have patience and try to rebuild something important. After the first season, when we won an incredible title and Juventus started to build a good strong team for the Champions League with me, we arrived in the Quarter Finals to play Bayern Munich who went on to win the Champions League.feedback

Massimiliano Allegri

We have to raise the bar and try to get back to the Champions League final, and maybe win it this time.feedback

Tim Howard

My dream would be this offseason maybe go over to Juventus and watch Buffon and kind of see what he does. Obviously that's something I would love to do. I haven't quite figured out logistically how it would work. I want to see what I'm doing right, and what I can incorporate, and how he does it. That's a different level. Match day, then Champions League, then playing for his national team.feedback

Antonio Conte

If [Spurs] don't win the title, it's not a tragedy. If they don't arrive in the Champions League, it's not a tragedy. If they go out in the first round of the Champions League, it's not a tragedy. If they go out after the first game that they play in the Europa League and go down against Gent, it's not a tragedy. If I had to buy one striker I would go to Kane. He is a complete striker. He is strong physically, with the ball, without the ball, he fights and he's strong in the air and acrobatic on the right and the left.feedback

Antonio Conte

If Barcelona does not compete for the title, it's a tragedy. It's the same for Real Madrid. But if Sevilla, for example, does not compete for the title, it is not a tragedy and they can breathe. If their ambitions are to win or fight for the title or try to win the Champions League, you must buy expensive players. Otherwise you continue to stay in your level. It's simple.feedback

Antonio Conte

You are talking about one player who has played with Monaco, who has maybe 100 appearances for that club. He has played in the Champions League and has played regularly. Try to understand the difference before you judge. People who do, do not understand the difference.feedback

Leroy Sane

They are two-time Champions League winners, so I think it is going to be difficult, but we can do it if we improve a lot and work on our problems. I don't think we are one of the favourites, but we can go through to the semi-finals. We have a team that can do it, experienced young players who play very well. If we work a lot and improve, we can do it.feedback

Nasser al-Khelaifi

Our aim is to make the club an institution respected around the world. If we are going to make that happen, we have to win the Champions League. That will take the club to a new dimension. Any team that wins it is seen differently by everyone else.feedback

Gary Cahill

At every club I've been at I've taken things from various players and captains, and hopefully it will help me, but there is no better person than John in terms of the level we are at, where we are playing in the Champions League and working alongside such talented team-mates.feedback

Antonio Conte

Bayern are a top club, one of the best in the world. Regularly they win the league in Germany and in the Champions League they normally reach the final or semi-final, but we must take the positives and continue to work.feedback

Leroy Sane

Real had a very good season last year. They are the best team in Europe at the moment, so it will be difficult [to win the Champions League], but it is a new season. They are two-time Champions League winner, so I think it is going to be difficult, but we can do it if we improve a lot and work on our problems.feedback

Luis Suarez

Obviously no one wants to lose friendlies. We want to win. But it's also clear that it's not the same to lose a friendly match in preseason than to lose a game in the Champions [League] or a La Liga game. The coach can tinker with the team and work on things.feedback

Massimiliano Allegri

We're thinking of the new year, which will be harder and longer. We're motivated and we really want to make up for last year. I always want to win and score more, even if we'd won the Champions League last year we couldn't have let up.feedback

Antonio Conte

My plan is to give him the possibility to play part of the game, but not from the start because he only arrived yesterday and started to work with us. Morata is a young player who has a lot of experience in his career because he played with two big teams in Real Madrid and Juventus. He has also played a lot of games in the Champions League and won it last season. He can have a big impact in the Premier League. It's different if you compare it to leagues in other countries because it's very tough and physically it's strong, but Morata is ready to have a big impact.feedback

Antonio Conte

I speak about Morata... Morata is a young player but I think he has a lot of experience. He has played for two big teams, Juventus and Real Madrid, and he won the Champions League (with Real) last year. I think he can have a good impact in the Premier League.feedback

Antonio Conte

The situation was more serious. I hoped it would be only concussion. He had multiple fractures but I think with a mask in 10 days he could come back to work with us. He is a young player who has a lot of experience in his career, he played for two big teams, Real Madrid and Juventus, and played different games in the Champions League and won the last Champions League.feedback

Paolo Maldini

It seems a bit early for them [Milan] to go for the Scudetto, but they'll fight for a place in the Champions League.feedback

Laurent Blanc

The Champions League with him or with other players takes time. It is not a competition you win only by spending millions. Football doesn't work like that. A club needs stability.feedback

Laurent Blanc

PSG grew very quickly, it is a club that has become important and will one day win the Champions League.feedback

Roy Hodgson

The message I'd give coaches is not to take it personally and not regard it as a reflection on their abilities. When the English club looks, sees a manager with Champions League wins on a CV and the other guy has been managing a Scottish club, unfortunately those CVs as far as owners are concerned don't match up.feedback

Arsene Wenger

It makes no difference at all. It's only media imagination. We played 20 years in the Champions League, that's 17 years before Sanchez arrived and three years with him so he can get us back in there. The main focus for us is to concentrate on the Premier League and the Premier League for me today is more important than the Champions League.feedback

Robert Pires

I love Lemar. He played very well last season with Monaco in the Champions League. He is a young player with good technique, a good left foot, he can do a good cross and score good goals.feedback

Alexis Sanchez

My idea is to play and win the Champions League, it is a dream I have had since I was little.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Obviously the level of Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona is higher [than MLS teams] - it's Champions League level. I don't know how they will look to the game, maybe the other teams will have the same philosophy as us, maybe not. I know Manchester City is our city rival, I know Real Madrid is the European champion but it's not so important for us to play for a result.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

In Spain, it is two clubs fighting against each other. Now Atletico Madrid is also close, but in our time, it was just about us. For three years, it was just about us. Champions League matches, La Liga titles, Copa del Rey finals, Super Cup finals. Everything was about Real and Barcelona. It was just the consequence of being in Barcelona and Real Madrid in a specific period of their history.feedback

Unai Emery

PSG wants the best players in the world, who are in the best clubs in the world. If we want to compete with Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid and win the Champions League, then PSG must have a player of the world top five. We are trying to get one signed this summer.feedback

Alvaro Morata

I have thanked him [Zinedine Zidane] for everything, and wished him luck for this year. I've won four titles, among them my second Champions League with Madrid. I leave happy because the last time I pulled on the Madrid shirt was in Cibeles [square in the Spanish capital].feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We think we have a player that is now a top player in Europe, has to prove it at the highest level. There is always this point of you have to prove it at the highest level and now he has to do it for Manchester United, he has to do it in Champions League matches, but I think he has amazing qualities.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We got a big player, a player that I can compare with what he was a few years ago, because he worked with me for a few months [at Chelsea] and his development was very good. We have a player who is now a top player. You have to prove it at the highest level, he has to do it for United, in Champions League matches, but he has amazing qualities.feedback

Arsene Wenger

I do not give too much importance to things that are translated. The whole interview, which I got, did not really mean that [he only wants Champions League football]. The main focus for us is on the Premier League, that for me is more important than the Champions League. We sometimes rested players in the group stage of the Champions League for the Premier League, so that has become the biggest importance for us. We have played 20 years in the Champions League, 17 years before Alexis arrived and three years with him - he can get us back in there.feedback

Alexis Sanchez

I've already taken my decision, but now I depend on Arsenal and to see what they want. My idea is to play in and win the Champions League. It's a dream that I've had since I was small. For now I'm at Arsenal and my contract finishes in another year.feedback

Alexis Sanchez

I want to play Champions League. The decision does not depend on me, I have to wait for Arsenal.feedback