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Quotes from AP Global Football 10 voters

November 11, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Quotes from voters in this week’s Associated Press global football 10:

Manos Staramopoulos, Dimocratia, Greece

“It is a fact Thomas Muller is developing into a world-class striker. This shows almost every week in the shirt of Bayern Munich.”

James Porteous, South China Morning Post

“Player of the week has to be Nemanja Matic, making Steven Gerrard look like a geriatric as Chelsea outclassed Liverpool in the Premier League’s big game.”

Mike McGrath, The Sun, England

“Chelsea’s win at Anfield was thoroughly professional and deserved. It was a warning to the rest of the Premier League that they are hungry for the title and it will take something very special to stop them. In contrast, Manchester City are not playing well as a team, but Sergio Aguero’s individual displays are rescuing his team at the moment.”

Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

“Juventus beat Parma so mercilessly at the weekend one was unsure whether to simply acknowledge the score or notify their next of kin. Scoring seven goals is a remarkable achievement for any side, but Juventus made it look so easy.”

Federico Giammaria, La Voz, Argentina

“Lionel Messi made history in the Champions League (by equaling Raul Gonzalez’s record of 71 goals in the competition). Maybe his ability to break records means we do not, at present, appreciate the magnitude of such a player. But history will do its job.”

Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“Not only did Juventus kick-start their Champions League campaign with a vital 3-2 win over Olympiakos, they flexed their considerable Serie A muscle with a 7-0 spanking of Parma.”

Tito Puccetti ESPN, Argentina

“Carlos Tevez celebrated his return to the Argentina team with goals, one Diego Maradona style to lead his team to be the protagonist of the biggest win in the big leagues in Europe.”

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

“Cristiano Ronaldo has 18 goals and five assists this season in La Liga and another three goals in the Champions League, which probably explains why he keeps being at the top of my ballot each week. Every week, it seems there’s a big goal and assist total next to his name.”

Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“Carlos Tevez scored a double to help Juventus crush Parma 7-0, but the first goal was so amazing and thrilling and entertaining that lots of people described it as “maradonesque” and not only because Diego Armando Maradona is from the same country of the Juventus striker.”

Sam Tighe, Bleacher Report, England

“David Moyes watched on as his new club Real Sociedad beat last season’s champions Atletico Madrid 2-1 at Anoeta. Apart from Carlos Vela’s diving, he’ll be happy with what he saw.”

Leonardo Bertozzi, ESPN, Brazil

“Toni Kroos is the conductor for this Real Madrid, playing as though he has worn the white shirt for years. An assist and a goal against Real Sociedad are not enough to describe his influence on the game.”

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