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Quotes from AP global football 10 voters

September 16, 2014

Sam Tighe, Bleacher Report, England

“Aston Villa made it 10 points from 12, and picked up their third clean sheet of the season already, defeating Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield.”

Paolo Condo, Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy

“I enjoyed the Madrid derby very much - I was at the Bernabeu - and I can say that the impact over the match from Arda Turan was enormous before his beautiful goal.”

Soren-Mikael Hansen, Politiken, Denmark

“You’ll have to be nothing but impressed by the performance from Diego Costa (of Chelsea). He limped out of the Champions League final, had a poor World Cup, and nevertheless rises to the occasion from the first blow of the whistle in the world’s toughest league.”

Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“Diego Costa netted a brilliant hat trick in a come back win over Swansea City, and is proving to be the right man for the Blues.”

Tom Timmermann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, United States

“Neymar and Messi should almost be a joint entry. There will be a lot of Barcelona goals this season that both of them will figure prominently in.”

Marco Monteverde, News Corp Australia

“For a team that got decimated in the offseason, Atletico Madrid have shown that they are not about to fall over in defending their La Liga title.”

Cedric Rouquette, Eurosport, France

“This is what Manchester United in 2015 is supposed to be: A wonderful attacking team, with plenty of stars, some creativity, all driven by a strong feeling of revenge on the past year.”

Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“Diego Costa is an insatiable striker, with 14 shots on goal in the Premier League, and seven goals.”

Leonardo Bertozzi, ESPN, Brazil

“Mauro Icardi needs to be made for the news on the field, not by controversy off it. Against Sassuolo, he succeeded. Three goals to help Inter rout Sassuolo 7-0.”

Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

“Diego Costa often looks as though he has had a tough paper round ... but he has eased to the top of the scoring charts in England already.”

Mike McGrath, The Sun, England

“Atletico Madrid’s performance in beating the European champions was the stand-out display for me, but Diego Costa’s hat trick, when most thought he would miss the game through injury, was the best individual showing.”

Manos Staramopoulos, Dimokratia, Greece

“The most significant victory was achieved by Atletico Madrid in Spain, where they prevailed 2-1 against European champions Real Madrid in a great game.”

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