I’m very uncomfortable, mainly with my belly.
To go to a World Cup is a dream come true, and I can claim to have experienced that four times.
The best team I played in was the Brazilian one in 2002; we felt that we could always score. It was a team without any vanity – or individuals.
Teams are a collective expression.
Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I’d tell her I was going to school but I’d be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet.
I am shocked as to how much importance my weight garners in the world we live in. I don’t know why it is so important, to be honest.
My best teammate was Roberto Carlos.
I was expected to run the same as Roberto Carlos or Cafu, but I just couldn’t do it.
I love watching Messi with the ball at his feet. He scores goals and everything else.
To associate my name with the United Nations is the best thing that could have happened to me.
To play a soccer game, you have to be in very good shape.
I’m very attached to Real, more so than Barcelona.
I can’t be a manager, because I think it’s too tough managing 30 players thinking in different ways.
I love Messi with the ball at his feet: he scores goals and does all the rest, too. But Cristiano’s numbers can’t be ignored. It’s a cruel comparison. Both of them deserve respect.
I’m ready to help China realize its football dream. I think China can be a major player on the world stage one day.
When people repeatedly hit me, I would feel a sense of unfairness.
I’m here to score a lot of goals. It’s my specialty, that’s what I’ve been brought here to do, and I want to score plenty ; like I did with Barcelona. And here, there’s every reason to think I can do it.