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Quotes from voters in the AP Global Football 10

November 4, 2014

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


Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“Carlo Ancelotti is probably living the best time of his coaching career: 11 wins in a row is an amazing result and the way he’s making things work after Real Madrid sold Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso is impressive. This also explains why James Rodriguez, who is scoring fabulous goals, already fits well in the team.”


Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“The Spanish giant Madrid continues to score freely in all competitions and have an attacking arsenal that most clubs can only dream about.”


Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

“Jose Mourinho has complained that home supporters are too quiet inside Stamford Bridge. Yet Chelsea fans can surely be forgiven for assuming a hushed reverence following Oscar’s goal against (Queens Park Rangers), a swerving effort dispatched deftly with the outside of his boot.”


Cedric Rouquette, CReaFeed agency, France

“Manchester City was the winner of the big game of the weekend in England. Even if its last third of the game was not that consistent, it’s the mark that Manuel Pellegrini’s team is still in the race (for the Premier League).”


Leonardo Bertozzi, ESPN, Brazil

“Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal will be one of the best signings of the European season. No other player had scored seven goals in the first nine games of the Premier League under the command of Arsene Wenger.”


Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“Celta Vigo is the story. It won again against Barcelona, something it has not managed to do since the 1941-42 season.”


Soren-Mikael Hansen, Politiken, Denmark

“Sergio Alvarez was the decisive factor in what will stand as one of the season’s greatest upsets. The posts did also help Celta on the way to the first victory at Camp Nou for more than 70 years, but without magnificent saves from the goalkeeper it wouldn’t have been possible.”


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

“Cristiano Ronaldo is supposed to score, not assist, so when he helps set up two goals, that’s a good day. Koke had a role in three goals for Atletico Madrid and even though Oscar scored just one goal, it was such a great goal that that alone demands recognition.”


Manos Staramopoulos, Democratia, Greece

“Yacine Brahimi is small and dainty and a small devil in the stadium. The 24-year-old attacking midfielder of FC Porto was the great protagonist once again. He scored a stunning goal.”

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