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Funny, incisive, instructive, moving … As usual, FIFA.com end the week by offering you the best statements heard in the four corners of the world of football.

“Due to the schedule of the competition, many players will perform at their peak because they will not have joined their national teams after a long season with their clubs. Add to that the ideal weather conditions offered by Qatar at this time of year and you can expect to see some great matches on the various pitches. Everything will be in place for the big stars to shine “- Cafu, ex-Brazilian defender, on Qatar 2022” C ‘ was complicated, the step was very high. I understood how hard I was going to have to work. I remember training in the United States where I had Matthijs de Ligt on my back. It was the marking in the breeches. He was strong like me and very fast. It was the first time for me and he took all the balls from me! Today, it would not be the same “- Lassina Traore, Ajax Amsterdam forward (FIFA.com)

“If I could change the course of just one match in my career? Easy … 2018, World Cup semi-final against France. Umtiti misses his head, we go against and Romelu (Lukaku) scores 1- 0. We win and ciao … We go to the final. ” – Eden Hazard, Belgium winger (RTBF)

“I think it’s achievable to beat Thierry Henry’s record. It will depend on my performance but also on my longevity in the France team. I don’t set myself any limits. I have no intention of being pretentious and say that I will beat him, but I will do everything to anyway “- Olivier Giroud, striker from France, about the record for goals in Blue (51 for Henry, 44 for Giroud) (Dauphiné Libéré)

“Every day I get a little closer to the end of my life as a coach, that’s how it is. It does not prevent me from living it well. I will certainly have, after my life as a coach, another life . I don’t know which one, but she will be great too. If she is as a club coach I am not going to change. I do not race for trophies but when I am in charge of a team, coach or coach, obviously, it’s to win titles “- Didier Deschamps, France coach (Téléfoot)

“I did not follow the ups and downs. He is not at home, he is in Brest. It is like that. I would have liked to take Maradona but he died. It is like that. I am very reserved. during the transfer window. The transfer window, for me and all the coaches, is a pain “- Raymond Domenech, Nantes coach

“He came to us when he was 9 and has always been a good kid. His demeanor, his ability to change things, he’s got that in him. He’s from the working class and knows what this life is like. footballers don’t spend their time buying cars. There is a big percentage with a big heart. Football players are not necessarily idle “- Alex Ferguson, former Manchester United manager, on Marcus Rashford (Daily Mail)

“For the holidays, I gave Sergio Reguilon an extraordinary gift. He is a Portuguese piglet, incredible for us, the Portuguese and the Spaniards. I gave him because I had been told that he was going to spend the holidays all alone. As you can see he was not alone. At the club we are disappointed. It was a negative surprise “- Jose Mourinho, Tottenham manager, on Sergio Reguilon

“Every coach who gets sacked is not a very good thing, especially him with everything he’s done. I’m surprised by the timing. It’s tough, not too cool, but hey …” – Andre Villas Boas, coach of Olympique de Marseille about Thomas Tuchel

“To be honest, what Christophe Galtier claims from a central defender in the construction of the game jostled me a bit. When I arrived in Lille, I needed to adapt because I was coming out of 11 seasons in England. At Crystal Palace my coach would promise me five pounds every time I cleared the ball far ahead. ” – José Fonte, defender of Lille (France Football)

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