Tuesday 12 December 2017

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"Those who play now would have not even been worthy of carrying our suitcases at the time. Well, maybe we could've found a place for Berbatov on the bench." -- Bulgaria legend Hristo Stoichkov compares the current national team with the class of '94, who reached the World Cup semi-finals.

"Until three years ago in Italy, you could smoke on the bench. I remember one time, when we were playing Ajax in the Champions League quarter-final in 2003. We scored in the last minute and Gennaro Gattuso jumped off the bench and grabbed me from behind. I almost swallowed the thing." -- Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti reveals how he almost ended up burning his oesophagus at AC Milan.

"I am happy your psychic octopus is gone -- it's your fault we lost the World Cup." -- Diego Maradona shows a distinct lack of sympathy for the late Paul in this tweet during the week.

Irish Independent

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