"Every player makes mistakes, but every player does not need to repeat those mistakes. With will and hard work, almost anything can be achieved in football. It is fatal to sit back, and be proud of our strengths; it is professional, and wise, to constantly bend ourselves to our shortcomings.
Players are too often judged by their mistakes rather than their successes; but it is up to them to correct those mistakes, and so better themselves in the general opinion. Whatever a player’s class, he is never master of everything.
Even at my age, I continue to experiment with new moves every day - a new, more difficult method of passing a ball, an original trick in shooting. It prevents me from getting bored, and improves my game.
There is always something to learn. A player who thinks otherwise, and ceases to take care of himself, will never remain a star, even should he have become one. One has to work, work and work.” — Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926 - 2014) | ©