Match of the Day - - Quiz 1 -

“My fa­ther was the kit­man for An­dor­inha and he kept en­cour­ag­ing me to go to play for the youth team. The first day, there were a lot of rules that I didn’t un­der­stand, but I loved it. I got ad­dicted to the feel­ing of win­ning!”

“But it also took me far away from home be­fore I was re­ally ready. When I was 11 years old, I moved from my home in Madeira to the acad­emy at Sport­ing Lis­bon, and it was the most dif­fi­cult time in my life!”

“I was go­ing to train like I could be the best in the world. I don’t know where this feel­ing came from. It’s like a hunger that never goes away. When you lose, it’s like you’re starv­ing. And when you win it’s still like you’re starv­ing!”

“When I started play­ing pro­fes­sion­ally at 17, my mother could barely watch be­cause of the stress. She would come to watch me play at Sport­ing Lis­bon's sta­dium – and she got so ner­vous!”

“When I signed for Man. United, it was a proud mo­ment. I re­mem­ber when I won my first Cham­pi­ons League at Manch­ester, it was an over­whelm­ing feel­ing. Same thing with my first Bal­lon d’or. But my dreams kept get­ting big­ger!”

“I wanted a new chal­lenge. I wanted to win tro­phies at Real Madrid, and break all the records, and be­come a leg­end at the club. At Madrid, if you don’t win ev­ery­thing, other peo­ple con­sider it a fail­ure. This is the ex­pec­ta­tion of great­ness!”

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