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Funny, incisive, instructive, moving … As usual,FIFA.com end the week by offering you the best statements heard in the four corners of the world of football.

“When I landed, I was very frail, since then I have evolved a lot physically. Here we learn every day, with Lionel Messi, or well before with Luis Suarez and Andrés Iniesta. They taught me to positioning myself, knowing when to calm down or pass. I like to dribble, they also channeled me on that. I have to wait for my teammates and not try to dribble three or four players. ” – Ousmane Dembele, FC Barcelona striker (Mundo Deportivo)

“Am I worried? Oh no, I know Anthony is working hard to get back to his best. His attitude is very good. The form is sometimes temporary, but the class is permanent. And the kid has class.” – Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, Manchester United coach, about Anthony Martial

“Kylian Mbappé will bring the ball home. I think he will bring other types of balls later. Tonight, there was a passing of the baton” – Alessandro Costacurta, former AC Milan defender, about Kylian Mbappé’s hat-trick against Lionel Messi’s FC Barcelona (Sky)

“This guy is the one who will take Messi and Ronaldo’s place when they are done. This game is a message sent to everyone: ‘I’m the boss. I’m the one who will dominate’ . He has no competitor. People forget that he is 22 years old, that he won the World Cup, what he did in the French league, in the Champions League. He was immense “- Rio Ferdinand, former Manchester United defender, on Kylian Mbappé (BT Sports)

“Some people didn’t believe I could still be at this level. I have the same enthusiasm. I hope this year, the next year, and for as many years as it is, I will continue to be competitive and to give the best of myself, until I realize that I have been as far as I can. But no one is going to get rid of me. I will decide for myself when I leave “- Luis Suarez, striker of Atlético de Madrid (ESPN)

“Yesterday in training he asked me how many times I had won at Camp Nou. I said: ‘once’. He replied: ‘tomorrow we win a second time’. He is a top player. He is one of the greatest players in the world, despite his youth. ” – Mauricio Pochettino, coach of Paris Saint-Germain, about Kylian Mbappé after the victory against FC Barcelona (1-4)

“I decided to leave FC Bayern at the end of this season and try something new. It obviously wasn’t an easy decision to make. I’ve been here for 13 years and this club means a lot to me. “

“Mbappé will soon be Ballon d’Or, we know. But he still needs consistency. What he did Leo for 15 years can not be compared to a hat-trick, certainly sublime. I wish him the same path, but it will have to be long. Mbappé’s fate is not to be a new Messi, but to become Mbappé. He’s the relief from Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, but don’t go too fast. To be tall is to last. I am confident, but only time will tell its value. Let him already win the Champions League “- Ludovic Giuly, former striker of Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona (Le Parisien)

“I look at the performance of the team, not the individuals. It is not an exam. Tottenham players are good enough not to take exams as students” – Jose MourinhoTottenham manager asked about Gareth Bale’s performance in the UEFA Europa League

“For me, football is above all a spectacle. We come to thrill, to have fun, to see goals. I hate getting bored on my bench… If I would rather win 4-3 than 1-0? Yes. Be careful. I don’t like taking goals. Especially when you lose. But when you win 4-3, it means that we took risks, that we proposed something. “- Olivier Dall’Oglio, Brest coach


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