Champions League Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Champions League Quotes from famous authors such as Sam Allardyce, Victor Moses, Eden Hazard, Ciro Immobile, Erik Lamela. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

It’s always a good time to play against a team when they come back from Europe, whether it’s the Europa League or Champions League.
Sam Allardyce
It feels great being in the Champions League.
Victor Moses
I didn’t want to go to Chelsea, because I wanted to play the Champions League and they were sixth in the league.
Eden Hazard
I’ve followed Dortmund since I was seven and they beat Juventus in the Champions League. I was intrigued by them because I know how passionate their fans are.
Ciro Immobile
Football is football but life is life. I am so happy at being a father and reaching the Champions League final.
Erik Lamela
The Champions League, for me especially, is the most beautiful competition.
Patrice Evra
The Champions League is the most important, but I love the Liga and the Copa.
Rafael Benitez
I am a huge fan of the Premier League, but do you think it will maintain its attractiveness if the Champions League is only an affair between English clubs and one or two others?
Frans Timmermans
There are some big teams out there who don’t play in Champions League, but I can’t deny that I’d love to play in Europe’s most prestigious competition.
Paulo Dybala
The Champions League and the Premier League are now both huge, but the tradition and history of the FA Cup is still very special.
Michael Carrick
I think that if a player wants to be at the very top, he needs to win the Champions League and league titles. That’s what makes the great players truly great.
Alexis Sanchez
I’ve scored quite a few times in Europe, but scoring in the Champions League final is something special.
Filippo Inzaghi
The Champions League is, in terms of club football, the most prestigious one. And if you don’t win it you will never be named one of the greatest teams, no chance.
Ilkay Gundogan
Playing away is always tough in the Champions League.
Gareth Barry
My best Champions League moment was when Milan won in 2007 against Liverpool. That was the biggest moment for me in the Champions League.
Champions League matches are not always played on good pitches.
I always loved watching the Champions League, growing up.
Trent Alexander-Arnold
When the club offers you the job, they say what the club expects from you. If the club says to you, ‘I want you to win the Champions League, the Premier League, the Carabao Cup,’ you say, ‘OK, you want to win this and this and this? Can you give me this and this and this?’
Mauricio Pochettino
Does it help Dutch teams in the Champions League because they don’t have to be at it in the league? I think it does. I experienced the disparity.
Alan Pardew
It is truly an amazing feeling to play in the final of the Champions League with the BVB at Wembley. Ahead of my transfer to Dortmund, I definitely hadn’t thought about this being a possible scenario.
Marco Reus
I remember my first time in the Champions League. I was 18, and it was Arsenal against Milan at The Emirates. The night before, I remember I put my music on my iPod. I was lying in bed, and I listened to the Champions League music. That was my Champions League debut, my first time. It was beautiful.
Alexandre Pato
In the Champions League you need a certain level of perseverance, strength, dedication to scoring over 90 minutes.
Shinji Kagawa
It’s all I’ve dreamt winning a trophy with Chelsea. To go all the way in the Champions League.
Mason Mount
But I think the Champions League Final puts a massive pressure on every player and the manager, but we’re enjoying the pressure and hopefully we can go there and win it.
Steven Gerrard
A club like Tottenham are up there with the top teams, and I think they have to be in the Champions League.
Mousa Dembele
There is a magical feeling when the Champions League music sounds at the beginning of each game, it is the biggest club competition and is the trophy that every player wants to have.
Roberto Carlos
The Libertadores is sensational, but the Champions League… The first time I heard the anthem was a really special feeling. It’s like being in a video game; it’s living the dream of every child.
We want to play on the highest level and the Champions League, other than the Premier League for us, is the highest level.
Virgil van Dijk
I remember, in my first interview after I arrived in Manchester, I said, ‘I didn’t come here to play in the Champions League – I have come to win it.’
Patrice Evra
As for my ambitions with City, I want to win the Premier League and the Champions League.
It’s not easy playing against Barcelona in the Champions League. They are a club with a lot of history.
Filipe Luis
I really want to lift the Champions League trophy one day.
Franck Ribery
I’m really happy that I’ve got the Champions League medal around my neck and the trophy sat by my side.
Alphonso Davies
The way a top team develops means that once you have won the league title, the natural step is to try to win the Champions League.
Paul Scholes
I had a lot of pressure in my career: when you play at World Cup or Champions League final, there is pressure on your shoulders.
Bastian Schweinsteiger
If you want to win the Champions League, you have to have talent, good players, luck in the draw, and, in certain moments, the right referee.
Jupp Heynckes
I have been able to fulfil nearly all my ambitions at Chelsea. I have won the Champions League, the League, I have won FA Cups here, but you don’t want to stop winning trophies, and being at a big club, you are always fighting to win a trophy.
Ashley Cole
French football must go as far as possible in the Champions League.
Kylian Mbappe
If you are hoping for a Champions’ League final or winning a title, it’s the same. You are working for a result.
Edgar Davids
I’m not aware of any plans for a European Super League, but the Champions League is a Super League.
Ernesto Valverde
I want my tombstone to say that I won the Champions League with Barca.
Quique Setien
In football, the Champions league semi-final does not allow you to relax.
I am proud to have started in the Champions League.
Xherdan Shaqiri
It is a big title to win, but in the Champions League, you don’t need to have the consistency that you need in the league.
Kevin De Bruyne
I want to win the Champions League first. If I can win the Ballon d’Or, okay, but my objective is to win the Champions League first.
Kylian Mbappe
It is always nice to play for the bigger teams, contesting titles and Champions League rather than relegation.
Jay-Jay Okocha
When a player chooses to play for PSG he is also choosing a project that may one day win the Champions League. In this town, that will mean five times more than winning it at another club.
Marco Verratti
You only have to look at the England squad to see the amount of players who get in the squad and start the games – the majority play in the Champions League.
Gareth Barry
The Champions League is such a tough competition.
Philipp Lahm
I think just playing in the Champions League is a big motivation. When you hear the hymn or the song of the Champions League, it’s a big motivation for every player.
Willy Caballero
Bayern is always a team that can win the Champions League title in Europe.
Lothar Matthaus
Playing in the Champions League is a big dream of mine. When you are a player and have a chance to play in it, it’s a good thing.
N’Golo Kante
For a big club, you can accept that the team does not win the league because it is in transition, but you cannot afford to slip out of the Champions League spot.
Petr Cech
I want to play the Champions League with Marseille, but I want to know how much we are economically dependent on our project.
Andre Villas-Boas
You ask any player and the Champions League is where he wants to be.
Gylfi Sigurdsson
Anything like having a good season at home for the club, or going as far as you can and having a great Champions League, has its repercussions when it comes to the Balon D’Or winner.
Jesus Navas
Don’t get me wrong, by the time I finish I will have had a fantastic career. But you do sit there sometimes and think, ‘could I have gone higher? Could I have been playing in the Champions League?’
Jonjo Shelvey
If you reach the Champions League semifinals three times in a row that speaks for itself. To win this competition isn’t easy.
David Alaba
I came to Chelsea and it was ‘oh you can’t play Champions League, you can’t do this, you can’t do that’ and I proved them wrong.
Gary Cahill
United was my first European club. We won two titles and almost won the Champions League.
Javier Hernandez
It is not so easy to turn yourself into one of the big clubs in the Premier League and also the Champions League.
Ronald Koeman
We can never be content with being top of the group in the Champions League and going to the top of the league and being around it; we can never be content with that. We know what we can do and our goal is always to be No 1 and push for titles.
Mason Mount
It’s very difficult to reach World Cup and Champions League finals and I want to experience those things again.
Sergio Busquets
Playing in the Champions League and getting to the final is everything you could ask for.
Alphonso Davies
It’s been a dream of mine since I was a young boy. Even back then, I had decided that one day I would play in the Champions League.
Naby Keita
I’d been at Everton for more than 11 years. We’d qualified for the Champions League, got to an FA Cup final. I’d been voted manager of the season three times.
David Moyes
Women’s football will always be different from men’s football, but that doesn’t mean you cannot still appreciate it. OK, so it might be a bit slower than the men’s game, but then League Two football is slower than the Champions League, and it doesn’t stop people turning out to see their local teams.
Millie Bright
Bayern had no international success in the years before I joined, and my goal was actually to play at the best possible level, which would have meant winning the Champions League.
Arjen Robben
Chelsea are a big club – we have to win titles and to qualify for the Champions League. There’s a lot to do, but we’ll try to do it all.
Eden Hazard
I looked at it, and it was like, ‘Can I push and make the Olympic squad?’ It is tough going from 18 players, including Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. I thought that might be a push too far for me. I had no Champions League with Chelsea. I lost my motivation.
Karen Carney
I want to win everything we can! But it is my dream to win the Champions League in Manchester City’s shirt.
Chelsea are champions of Europe, and there is not much more to say than that. Even after winning the Champions League, they still go and sign players of the highest quality. Their ambition is clear.
Radamel Falcao
When you play in the Premier League, say you’re playing against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time, they set up to block you off. But when you play in the Champions League, all the other teams are used to winning every week, so it’s more of an open game, it’s more attacking, end-to-end.
Gareth Bale
With what I’ve already achieved in my career – winning trophies and playing in finals, important matches against Real Madrid and Barcelona, winning the Europa League and the Super Cup, and in the Champions League – sometimes you’ve earned the right to say something.
Thibaut Courtois
I have great memories of playing in the Champions League at Celtic Park. That was something I will never forget, and of course we won a championship and that’s something no-one can take away from me.
Teemu Pukki
I like Bayern and I think I can win titles with Bayern to reach the highest technical level of my career, to go for the Ballon d’Or, the Champions League, the Club World Cup.
Douglas Costa
In a Champions League final you have to do your basics well but also be able to go above and beyond.
Giorgio Chiellini
Sometimes having the best players is not enough to win the Champions League.
Jay-Jay Okocha
Winning the Champions League is completely different to winning the Premier League.
Patrice Evra
The Champions League was something very distant for us. I grew up in a very small town with 50,000 inhabitants, and it was a way of being able to watch my idols or people I admired play football on television.
Javier Mascherano
At a club like Liverpool, you have to win everything possible, and you have to play for both – the Premier League and the Champions League.
Georginio Wijnaldum
Barcelona are always a candidate to win the Champions League.
Luis Suarez
If I had a choice between the Champions League and the Golden Boot, then of course it would be the Champions League – no doubt the Champions League.
Mohamed Salah
Show me a team of the stature of Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid, or Barcelona who is not obsessed with winning the Champions League. If they are not, I’d be surprised why they play in it.
Petr Cech
For me to be in a Champions League final playing for Milan was already the best experience you can imagine.
Hernan Crespo
Ronaldo plus Juventus does not guarantee the Champions League. There are so many components in football.
Massimiliano Allegri
It’s not easy to win the Champions League.
Andrea Pirlo
If we win the Champions League, everyone is a better, more recognised player, but if you win an individual award and nothing with your team, it means nothing.
Fernando Torres
If Celtic were to build a team strong enough to regularly compete in the Champions League, I might decide to manage them one day.
Roberto Mancini
To put your team in the top level of the Champions League is special.
David Luiz
I won the title three times with Ajax; I played in the Champions League final and won the league title with Atletico. I have also played in the World Cup.
Toby Alderweireld
It’s Champions League nights when our fans roar us on even more, lose their voices, and we really notice it. That’s what the Champions League means to me.
Sergio Busquets
What I would like most is to play in the Champions League and try to win the Premier League once. Or better – a few times.
Romelu Lukaku
You have to focus more in Serie A, because in the Champions League, focusing happens automatically, as there are not as many matches, and they are all tough.
Massimiliano Allegri
It feels fantastic to be in the Champions League.
For quality and excitement the Champions League is better than the World Cup.
Marco van Basten
The Champions League is the biggest trophy. Everybody in the world wants to win it.
Patrice Evra
Not many German keepers can say they’ve played in a Champions League final.
Loris Karius
My objective is to play in the Champions League.
Krzysztof Piatek
Champions League football in the Premier League – you’re talking about the top, big, massive clubs, and it’s not something I think I’d get linked with.
Chris Coleman
I am happy to make my debut in the Champions League.
N’Golo Kante
Some of my closest friends, the England lads, have played in the Champions League, so it’s a big thing to be there as well.
Joe Hart
I don’t think a lot of players reach a Champions League final. If you look at how many goalkeepers in the league reach a Champions League final, I don’t know.
Loris Karius
If you win the Champions League, you become known across the globe, but the World Cup has always thrown up new stars and developments.
Jupp Heynckes
To win the Champions League is huge for everyone.
Mohamed Salah
It disturbs me that Liverpool are not in the Champions League and fighting for the Premier League.
Luis Suarez
Where I am from, being able to play in the Champions League is an achievement in itself.
Demba Ba
My favourite game has to be winning the Champions League against Chelsea in 2008, because nothing can top that. My favourite goal was at Wigan in 2009, which came late in the game and pretty much clinched the title for us that year.
Michael Carrick
I have been at Chelsea for a lot of years. I have played in the Premier League, the Champions League, it is a kid’s dream to play for Chelsea. I have moved on, who knows I might one day go back to Chelsea.
Patrick van Aanholt
Obviously, the World Cup is nice and the Euros is really nice as well, but I have always dreamed of the Champions League.
Romelu Lukaku
With the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and League Cup, I will play many games with Spurs. And I’m going to enjoy all the playing time I get.
Vincent Janssen
You have to build your squad every year to do better; to win the Champions League is very difficult as we have seen.
Kolo Toure
I’ve never measured success in terms of trophies. I would never say, ‘If I have never won the Champions League, I am not happy in life.’
Mats Hummels
Since I was a little boy, I’ve watched the Premier League and seen Liverpool playing in the Champions League on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Callum Wilson
I dream of winning the Champions League title with Manchester City and a title with Germany.
Ilkay Gundogan
If you want to reach the Champions League final, you have to play the big teams like Real Madrid.
Giorgio Chiellini
The team that wins the Champions League is the one that is most united.
Jupp Heynckes
Real Madrid will be the first team to claim two Champions League trophies in a row.
Peter Schmeichel
It is not my decision who plays in La Liga, the Champions League, or the Copa. In any case, I just do the best possible in each training session and in each game to be able to get a chance in La Liga.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
I want to win the Premier League and the Champions League.
Alexis Sanchez
I am professional, won a Champions League, silver at the World Cup, I achieved big things in football and don’t deserve to go anywhere on loan.
Dejan Lovren
Every single player has to take responsibility for what they do. Look at the Manchester United team that won the Champions League in 2008, they didn’t have a ‘leader’ like Roy Keane any more.
Philipp Lahm
The best teams of Europe play in the Champions League.
Champions League football is one of the primary reasons I joined Juventus so I am determined to help the team succeed in the competition.
Eniola Aluko
I played in the Champions League constantly for 12 or 13 years in my career, and I reached only two finals. I know how difficult it is to get to that point.
Michael Ballack
I believe the Champions League has all that magic because it gathers all the best European teams, and that gives you the feeling of trying to be the best. That’s why the Champions League has this special kind of emotion.
I’m looking forward to every game that I’m going to be involved in, whether it’s the Champions League, Premier League, or anything else.
Victor Moses
As a kid, I used to go and wait at the gates of Melwood or look through the cracks in the wall just see if I could see any of the people I was looking up to, who we all wanted to aspire to become, when we were in the Champions League, the likes of Gerrard, Carragher and Alonso.
Trent Alexander-Arnold
I think you are wrong if you play a Champions League game, and you don’t find motivation.
Emre Can
Real Madrid have that special connection with Europe and Champions League matches. The fans transmit the importance to us and when you play a Champions League game, you get goosebumps, there is no better feeling in the world than that.
Lucas Vazquez
Inter’s objective has always got to be the ultimate: win the Scudetto and get back into the Champions League.
Mauro Icardi
I went to the final of the Champions League, and I scored 32 goals. This pressure does not weigh too much. I’m on the field to have fun and give pleasure to the fans.
Antoine Griezmann
For me, I think the Champions League is the biggest trophy, but playing for your country in the World Cup… it’s hard to choose.
Gylfi Sigurdsson
Both were wonderful experiences, but I’ve always said the Champions League campaign where I was most important was 2003. However, the one the fans remember is 2007, which shows how important goals in a final are.
Filippo Inzaghi
Not so many Armenian players are given the chance to play in the Champions League, and this is really important for me, because I want to do everything to impress the children who are watching me playing.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
All of Europe’s biggest clubs place the Champions’ League as their top priority these days but only one of us can lift the trophy. The domestic league titles are still crucial of course, but I think most players will tell you the Champions’ League is the one they want to win most of all.
Jaap Stam
After the Champions League final in 2007… I would never have thought I would have finished my career in Milan!
Pepe Reina
You must believe in the players, their quality, and send the message that working together it was easy to win the Champions League and difficult for anyone to beat you.
Bayern Munich made it possible for me to achieve the greatest wish of any footballer: Winning the Champions League.
Mario Gomez
Winning the Champions League is the dream.
Raphael Varane
Dennis Bergkamp is, in my eyes, still ‘The Master’. The fact that he never won the Champions League, the European Championship, or the World Cup does not take anything away from his greatness as a player.
Robin Van Persie
Every year, you have to have the feeling to achieve the Champions League. Otherwise, we should stop playing football.
Mousa Dembele
In a year without the World Cup, the national leagues and the Champions League have much more weight.
The Europa League is a different calibre than the Champions League.
Ronald Koeman
In the Champions League, there are no weak teams.
Sergio Busquets
Brendan Rodgers is leading Leicester City back into the Champions League – and he is a future Manchester United manager.
Robbie Savage
The high point of my career was winning the Champions League. No one will ever erase that from my memory, in the same way that no one will ever erase the fact that I did it in a Manchester United shirt.
Cristiano Ronaldo
I’ve won some important titles, but the Champions League is something you always have in mind.
Jesus Navas
I knew that was going to be the last chance to play in the Champions League final – I was desperate to win, I put a lot of pressure on myself. Finally I got hold of that cup – it was the defining moment of my career. I got really emotional and nearly fainted on the pitch.
Gianluca Vialli
The Champions League is massive. I’ve had so much experience. I’m only 23, and yet I’ve played so much in the Champions League, and not many players my age would have had that experience.
Theo Walcott
I feel very good at Atletico, and being here allows me to play in the Champions League.
Thibaut Courtois
I think it’s clear to see that Lyon plan to continue to win the Champions League and be the best team in Europe.
Nikita Parris
I feel that I can win the Champions League with PSG. But it is not only the club but also life in Paris which is fantastic.
Lucas Moura
Of course it would be nice to go to another Champions League final and hopefully win it again one day, but for me, the Premier League is the best trophy to have.
Ashley Cole
I hope that one day I will be able to play with City at the Sanchez Pizjuan in a Champions League game; it would be an incredible experience.
Jesus Navas
Everything can change in the Champions League.
Xabi Alonso
You wanted me to do what? That I say no a second time to Barcelona? It was impossible for me. I’m in a crazy club there, next to the best. Every year, the club is semi-finalist or finalist of the Champions League!
Ousmane Dembele
When you manage a big team like River Plate or Madrid, they are used to winning titles. The people are happy, but they are used to it. When you have an achievement like I had in Villarreal, reaching the semi-final of the Champions League, finishing second in the league, it’s more than winning a title. It’s more.
Manuel Pellegrini
Bayern Munich are a team that absolutely have to play in the Champions League.
Arjen Robben
When you’re a kid your dream is to be decisive in a Champions League final, and I managed to do that.
Filippo Inzaghi
Football is a sport that you play with a team and I think if you want to win the Ballon d’Or, you have to win the Champions League.
Kylian Mbappe
I would love to win the Champions League.
I’ve always said that to win the Champions League, you need to reach a certain stage in good form and with good fitness levels.
Massimiliano Allegri
The high demands on teams in national leagues and of course the Champions League – it’s too much.
Joachim Low
To arrive and try to fight for the Champions League, to try to fight to be the best in the world, you need time.
Antonio Conte
You cannot plan for the Champions League: the competitors are always overwhelming. It is a big new challenge every year.
Thomas Muller
It’s true that PSG have the ambition to win the Champions League, so they could be interesting for a player like me.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Qualifying for the Champions League is not possible without a player like Dimitri Payet.
Andre Villas-Boas
It does not get better than scoring in a Champions League final.
Filippo Inzaghi
The most important thing is to win the Champions League because you can win the Ballon d’Or and not stay in history.
Kylian Mbappe
During my career, I’ve have a lot of satisfaction, but I miss the Champions League. I’d like to win it with Inter.
Diego Forlan
I want to play in the Premier League, the Champions League, and I want to continue playing for England. If I’m going to do that, I have to play for my club and put in good performances for my club because there are other English midfielders who are doing that in the Premier League.
Jack Wilshere
I always had a frisson when I heard the Champions League music. To play in that competition, to score a goal in it, is something special for me.
Antoine Griezmann
Tottenham set a points and victories record in my first season, missed out on the Champions League by one point and had a great run in the Europa League. In the second season, at the time I left we had more points than in the previous campaign.
Andre Villas-Boas
The Champions League is a really tough tournament, and every single game is really special and difficult.
Leroy Sane
Porto is my team since I was a young boy. I was in the stands for all the matches. I was too young to go to the Champions League final in 2004, but I celebrated afterwards. I watch all their games when I can. At some point in my career, I want to go back.
Ruben Neves
There are always games where you play for important things, but the semifinal of the Champions League is a responsibility.
Keylor Navas
PSG’s ambition of the Champions League is also mine. I know they have a great project. I want to participate in this project and reach their objective of winning the Champions League.
Angel Di Maria
To make my entire career at Lyon doesn’t bother me as long as they continue to have the development and ambition to have a competitive team, even if we’re not certain to win the Champions League.
Alexandre Lacazette
I have won the Champions League, won the FIFA Club World Cup, the FA Cup, the Italian Super Cup, the Spanish league twice, nine trophies, all the trophies you can win at club level.
Rafael Benitez
I think when people say Madrid are playing well and Barca are not and vice-versa, or when one wins the Champions League, it’s better than the other, I don’t think that makes sense. Everyone takes their own path.
Gerard Pique
It would be great to lift the Champions League trophy.
Paolo Maldini
A Champions League final is so rare to play.
Toby Alderweireld
At Burnley, I’d enjoy myself with my missus and friends, but because at Tottenham we’re playing Saturday-Tuesday, even Wednesday-Sunday, and with the intensity we play at, playing in the Champions League, we can’t afford to have a night out.
Kieran Trippier
The big teams are about the Champions League.
Petr Cech
I don’t think I am a great. I think I’ve done nothing. I’ve done nothing in soccer. I’ve won leagues, but I haven’t won the Champions League, the World Cup, the Euro. Winning the Euro in France, that wouldn’t be bad.
Paul Pogba
We are Bayern. We have the highest standards, and always want to win everything, so the Champions League is a very big target.
Franck Ribery
When you are going for every trophy, it is always good to have as many points as early as possible in the Champions League, and then you can concentrate on the league and the Carling Cup.
Petr Cech
Every time I hear that Champions League song, it reminds me of hearing it for the first time in the old Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam.
Edwin van der Sar
It’s not enough to be top in your league if you don’t do anything in the Champions League.
Samir Nasri
It’s easier to fine tune in club football, and you have the chance to win the Champions League every year.
Manuel Neuer
Juventus has always tried to win the Champions League.
Emre Can
What is the most important moment in my career? The Champions League final played in Athens in 2007 when I netted a double.
Filippo Inzaghi
Ancelotti is a coach with a lot of experience. He won the Champions League while at Milan, playing some great football in the process.
Fabio Cannavaro
I always give my best in training as if it was a Champions League final.
Javier Zanetti
What I loved the most about the Champions League was the games at home.
Georginio Wijnaldum
When it comes to cup competitions and the Champions League, it’s always about going as far as we can. Getting out of the group stage is the first objective, then after that, we will see.
Christian Pulisic
If you play well in the Champions League you get your name out there.
Shinji Kagawa
I always want to play at the highest level; that’s the Champions League.
Manuel Neuer
There are two things I will always remember. First, a shot against Derby that hit the inside of the post but didn’t go in, and we could only draw 2-2. And then the really big chance against Bayer Leverkusen, two minutes from the end of the Champions League semi-final, when I shot over the bar. That hurt a lot.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
It would actually be a dream way to end my time in Turin, by winning the Champions League.
Andrea Pirlo
If you play for a team like Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, or PSG, the aim is always to win the Champions League.
Thibaut Courtois
You always work toward a big goal. Once you achieved it, it’s not that easy. You need a few days. Like winning the Champions League – season over, goal achieved. The pressure drops.
Toni Kroos
With the Champions League, it’s not bad staying at Monaco.
The Premier League is always difficult – Champions League or not.
Winning the league is one thing but for me it was always the dream to win the Champions League.
Michael Ballack
We need to learn that in the Champions League, the referees are vigilant and quick to whistle.
Louis van Gaal
In the Champions League, if you can win at home, the draw away is priceless.
During my time at Juve, I didn’t score more than 20 goals a year, but I won every title except the Champions League. I’ve scored 15 or 16 goals, and I’ve lifted titles, and other strikers have scored 35 and haven’t won anything.
Alvaro Morata
There is no need to hide the fact that the Champions League is very important to us. We want the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana, but the Champions League is very important.
David Trezeguet
Obviously, the Champions League and Premier League are the biggies, and obviously, if you could win any, it would be one of those two.
Jack Rodwell
My idea is to play and win the Champions League. It is a dream I have had since I was little.
Alexis Sanchez
I will do everything to return AC Milan to the Champions League.
Krzysztof Piatek
Sometimes you feel the emotion. You think this might be my last pre-season or my last Champions League match. But, overall, those thoughts aren’t important right now. But the time will soon come.
Dennis Bergkamp
Playing in the Champions League ought to be a pleasure and a joy.
Massimiliano Allegri
I think it’s normal that you will lose players if you don’t play every season in the Champions League, because that’s the intention for every player to be part of that.
Ronald Koeman
It’s clear that anyone who plays in Belgium or another league with less quality still has a chance of making the Champions League or the Europa League.
Andrea Pirlo
With Chelsea, the job was this: move up to the top, get into Europe. And I did that – fourth place in the Premier League and then into the Champions League, the season before Abramovich and all the money arrived.
Claudio Ranieri
The Champions League is a very special one, as everyone switches one gear up.
Kevin-Prince Boateng
Xavi has won the Champions League three times, the European Championship twice and the World Cup. He’s a real football player, a man who focuses on his football, hard work and training instead of the glamour, and that is why he has stayed at such a high level for so long.
Marco van Basten
To win the Champions League for a second time or even to have been in three finals and won two of them is a bit special.
Jupp Heynckes
With Wolves we are fighting for the Champions League, I am happy. and I am an important player for the fans and for the team.
Raul Jimenez
Honestly, I don’t know why we can’t transfer the mentality we have in the Champions League to Serie A.
Edin Dzeko
My ambition is to win the Champions League one day with Tottenham, or the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino
I’ve played in a few Champions League matches and got into quarter-finals – sometimes unluckily knocked out – but you have to prepare like any other football match: you have to play the game, not the occasion. That’s been instilled in me since I was a kid.
Danny Welbeck
The titles are important forever; it doesn’t matter when you win. They keep you motivated to win the Premier League and the Champions League.
Qualifying for the UEFA Champions League group stage was a big thing in Israel.
Eran Zahavi
There’s pressure and it’s nerve-wracking, particularly in the Champions League. So you need to be able to free yourself to a certain extent and have fun in what you are doing.
Julian Nagelsmann
I think I won everything I wanted with Real: La Liga, the Champions League, and the Copa Del Rey.
Angel Di Maria
My goal is to play with a club in the Champions League.
Ciro Immobile
I’ll remember my first league title, my first cup, the Champions League. But also the defeats – that’s also part of football.
Philipp Lahm
Even if you have won it before, you just want to keep winning the Champions League. Every season, the ambition is to win the competition.
Petr Cech
I have always wanted to play in the Champions League and who wouldn’t want to play for the European champions?
You cannot underestimate Zidane’s achievement of winning the Champions League three times in a row – it must have taken superb skills to motivate the likes of Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema et al to have the desire to become serial Champions League winners.
Eniola Aluko
Of course I have dreamed about that – and about showing off the Champions League trophy to the cows back in Liencres.
Quique Setien
I remember for my Champions League debut against Anderlecht, my dad flew 27 hours to reach that game and he was crying all 95 minutes!
Emiliano Martinez
You are never relaxed in England. You have a tough league, the Champions League, the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
Antonio Conte
Many substitutes have won the Euros, World Cup or Champions League without contributing anything.
Jordi Alba
Aboutrika has done well with Egypt, winning the Nations Cup in Ghana, as well as helping Ahly win the Champions League for a record sixth time.
Jay-Jay Okocha
When I was playing for Real Madrid, we competed in the UEFA Champions League most of the time and won it three times. When we didn’t win we always ended up in the later rounds.
Roberto Carlos
This game is about engagement and respect, whether you’re playing in the Champions League or in the fourth division.
Edgar Davids
In the Champions League, everything is possible.
Nemanja Matic
When I started watching matches, it was those of Marseille. After that, it was Lyon. I went to see them all the time in the league or the Champions League with my dad.
Antoine Griezmann
To be able to compete in a Champions League final, to win it with Real Madrid and to score was incredible and exciting.
Marco Asensio
Mbappe always performs whether that’s in Ligue 1, Champions League or with the France national team.
Robert Pires
Real Madrid are one of the main teams in Europe. They are a team which has won the Champions League the most times, a very good team, and known throughout the whole world as well.
The thing I remember most about Tottenham is when Van der Vaart played for them in the Champions League. In Holland, people follow Tottenham Hotspur.
Vincent Janssen
I hope Dortmund can reach the final of the Champions League again… why not?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
You don’t get to a Champions League final by clicking your fingers.
If you’re a talented player, and you’re 20 years old, you should be playing in the UEFA Champions League or in the elite European teams like AC Milan, Juventus, or Chelsea.
Clarence Seedorf
Our objectives are everything – the Champions League, La Liga Santander and the cup.
Jordi Alba
I’ve seen teams spend £150 million and get nowhere near the Champions League. It has taken Manchester City a billion to get there. There are no guarantees.
Gordon Strachan
Man United under Fergie were about winning Champions League titles and winning Premier League titles.
Steve Nicol
The Champions League is maybe the most prestigious competition in the game and if you don’t win it, as much as we are a great team, you feel like there’s always something missing.
Ilkay Gundogan
I need to be playing in the Champions League.
Luis Suarez