Gervinho gives answers, Pavel Nedved goes all Goodfellas and Massimo Moratti gets rid of a spoilt brat as Susy Campanale finds the week’s silliest statements.
“Gervinho scored few goals for Arsenal? The field will give the answers.”
It already has, agent Pascal Boisseau. That’s the problem.
“Gervinho had been dreaming of Serie A for at least three years.”
Boisseau explains he was just sleep-playing at the Emirates, which would explain his finishing
“Our creed here is to be winners, not be nice. We take everything seriously here. Being seen as pleasant is not our aim, being successful is.”
Pavel Nedved brings out his inner Joe Pesci. ‘Do I amuse you?’
“It's hard being Francesco Lodi. It's tough because goalkeepers and defenders watch videos of you. They know all about you.”
Lodi bitterly regrets mixing vodka with a webcam and a Twitter account
“I don’t know if you noticed, but whenever Rafa Benitez came towards me on the touchline I’d move away, because I didn’t want him to ask about Jackson Martinez.”
We just thought Porto Coach Paulo Fonseca could smell his aftershave
“Inter are like a daughter, a beautiful girl with extraordinary abilities, so you give her everything she wants to make her happy. But the time comes when it’s opportune to send her to college. Discipline and education are fundamental for her growth. It’s the only way she’ll learn to walk on her own two feet.”
What Massimo Moratti has on his hands is a spoilt brat with a maxed out credit card
“There comes a moment where you get tired, you get tired of football. I wanted to leave football but then Juventus, one of the biggest teams in Europe, arrived.”
Carlos Tevez yearns for a more exciting sport, like golf...
“Enough of those amazed faces whenever we award a free kick or penalty. Players have to be aware of the rules.”
Refereeing designator Stefano Braschi is tired of the Salvatore Schillaci in 1990 lookalike contests
“We consider Milan’s offer to be unacceptable, certainly late and absolutely inopportune.”
Other than that, Fiorentina appreciated the gesture...
“In Italy we’re forced to work in this way,” he added. “You have to choose whether you want to come off looking good in these important friendlies or if you want to work very little.”
And yet, Walter Mazzarri, every season Serie A clubs are out-paced by English, Spanish and German
“It has always been my desire to wear the Milan shirt.”
Matias Silvestre was just working his way up to it at Inter, honest
“Who are favourites for the title? What name is on my shirt? Milan. What else was I going to say…?”
Nigel De Jong was about to tell us the Scudetto goes to Tommy Hilfiger
“Fiorentina are super attractive opponents.”
Grasshoppers President André Dosé gets lost in Mario Gomez’s eyes...