“He [Ronaldo] used to play European games, Champions League games, then go back to the training ground and have an ice bath at 3 in the morning… Forget Instagram, and the social media and the image, this kid works harder than any other footballer on the planet to be the best.” - Cristiano Ronaldo’s former teammate Phil Neville shares an anecdote about his work ethic and determination to be the best. It’s that mentality and work ethic that is surely keeping the 33-year- old in discussion for who is currently the best player in the world.
“I would bench press and had specific tests to work out which weight to lift during different periods of the season. I leg pressed 500kg and with one leg I managed to lift 310kg.” - Inter legend and current Vice- President Javier Zanetti revealed his secret to success was the physical shape and condition he kept himself in, particularly in strength training.
“I want to wait for June and start again with a new project. In three months I could change my mind and deny everything, but I've always thought of it this way.” - Antonio Conte has explained that he would rather return to football management in the summer as opposed to during the season.