Conte, Mourinho, Wenger, Klopp: Prem quotes of the season

Date published: Saturday 20th May 2017 5:04

The 2016-17 Premier League season concludes on Sunday, and here we take a look at the some of the most memorable quotes from the key personalities.

“We’re slightly under-rated, but I hope we’re in there and we can surprise people.” New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte sets a modest target for the season.

“Well, they would probably be right.” As does David Moyes, when asked about Sunderland’s supporters fearing another season of struggle – after two games.

“It’s impossible to play good football if you don’t have sex with your partner. I would never ban that. If you are doing it – better players!” Pep Guardiola laughs off Samir Nasri’s claims that City players were banned from having sex.

“We have not got the balance and now is the moment to consider everything.” Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat at Arsenal gets Conte thinking. They won their next 13 matches.

“Can you tweet something like: Unbelievable support yesterday and great effort by the lads! Hard result to take! But we go again!” Sunderland’s Victor Anichebe busts the myth that footballers write their own tweets.

“I think sometimes when I’m on the pitch I see him twice, one on the left, one on the right. I think he plays with a twin.” Eden Hazard is impressed with new Chelsea team-mate N’Golo Kante.

“Jeez. Huth and Morgan without Kante in front of them are like Huth and Morgan.” Little wonder, then, that Leicester are a pale shadow of last year’s champions, according to former Foxes favourite Gary Lineker.

Bob Bradley: Plenty of positives for Swans boss

“It’s been a case of road matches.” Swansea’s American manager Bob Bradley speaking like…an American.

“Yesterday my dream died.” Lip wobbles all round as Claudio Ranieri is sacked by Leicester.

“You still might get a slap even though you’re a woman.” Moyes gets himself in hot water following comments to BBC interviewer Vicki Sparks.

“Wenger Out.” Some Arsenal fans make their feelings plane clear.

“In Arsene we trust.” The remainers respond. With another plane.

“You will soon know.” The man himself remains coy on his future.

“There is a difference between the brave, who want to be there at any cost, and the ones for who a little pain can make a difference.” Jose Mourinho questions the mentality of his ‘injured’ players.

Slaven Bilic: Discusses West Ham rumours

“We need to go to IKEA.” Slaven Bilic admits his half-time tantrums came at a cost to West Ham’s furniture.

“When you don’t have the experience, and I don’t know how many thousand people are asking for long balls, at the end you have to play long balls.” Aitor Karanka questions the tactical nous of Middlesbrough’s fans following a defeat to West Ham.

“Are you talking about the French elections?” Wenger, asked if there was any news.

“Monreal thinks he’s at a christening!” The pre-match niceties between Arsenal and Manchester United are not pundit Phil Neville’s cup of tea.

“I don’t know why suddenly it could become such a big problem.” Wenger seems to have changed his tune on the importance of finishing in the top four.

“I have to change my suit because my suit is a disaster now.” Chelsea’s title celebrations take their toll on Conte’s wardrobe.

“Please don’t kill me when you see Manchester United’s team.” Jose Mourinho insists he has no choice but to play the Red Devils’ youngsters in their final Premier League clash against Crystal Palace.

“He’s one of the best footballers ever. I told him when I leave, or the club sack me, I don’t care of course who’ll be my successor, but I’d love that he’d be you.” Jurgen Klopp names Steven Gerrard as the man to one day succeed him at Liverpool.

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