Enjoy these soccer motivation quotes and videos.

Footballing Wisdom

“Football is a simple game. But to play football simply is the hardest thing of all.” – Johan Cruyff

“Character development, self-initiative, self-responsibility and self-confidence are the best fuel. I believe that how you train, you will play, that you don’t win games at the weekend but by preparing yourself in the sessions.” – Pepijn Lijnders

“Invest in yourself. LIVE your chance. Every day you don’t train with intensity is a lost day.” – Ricardo Moniz

“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.” – Unknown

“Technique is not being able to juggle a ball 1,000 times. Anyone can do that by practicing. Then you can work in the circus. Technique is passing the ball with one touch, with the correct foot, to the correct foot of your teammate.” – Johan Cruyff

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” – Kenneth Blanchard

“Learning is 10 times more valuable than teaching. We need to create independent individuals, who understand by learning, give them chances and freedom within a clear game idea to excel.” – Pepijn Lijnders

“Technical skill is the mastery of complexity, while creativity is the mastery of simplicity.” – Unknown

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once. I fear the man who has practiced a single kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

“The starting point of development is the passion and ambition of a player. What I’ve learned over the years is that there is one characteristically decisive factor that decides 99 per cent of development – love for the game. Because if you don’t love it, you will never work hard and play enough to become really great.” – Pepijn Lijnders

“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” – Jim Rohn

“(If you) want to be top players, (you cannot) stay out of the zone where you make a difference.” – Ricardo Moniz

Motivational Videos


Dutch academy coach Ricardo Moniz on Professionalism, Commitment and Dedication


Ricardo Moniz on Motivation, Enjoyment and Work Habits for Young Players

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