Today we visited Emirates Stadium, where the Arsenal play. They are the boys’ favorite soccer team. It was fascinating stuff to learn the history of the club and get a behind-the-scenes look at the day to day operations.
Here are a few quotes from Arsene Wegner, the longtime coach.
- At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.
- We do not buy superstars. We make them.
- The biggest things in life have been achieved by people who, at the start, we would have judged crazy. And yet if they had not had these crazy ideas the world would have been more stupid.
- Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere.
- When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.
- If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.