Top 100 Defenders Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Defenders Quotes from famous people such as Becky Sauerbrunn, Alexandre Lacazette, Jack Butland, Trae Young, Aleksandar Mitrovic, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Defenders must be careful yet decisive when taking acti

Defenders must be careful yet decisive when taking action.
Becky Sauerbrunn
When you’re a striker, you want to play all the games, and most chances come at the end because defenders are tired.
Alexandre Lacazette
Communication is something that I find if don’t do, I will go missing, I won’t be fully focused. If I’m constantly giving messages to the defenders not only do they know where they are but I am switched on and in the right position. It all links together.
Jack Butland
I bring a lot to a team. I bring immediate impact. As far as my skillset, I can attack defenders in multiple ways and get my teammates involved.
Trae Young
Of course defenders will try to provoke me – that is their job.
Aleksandar Mitrovic
Some Brexiteers are passionate defenders of the benefits of immigration. Others just can’t wait to slam the doors shut.
Jo Johnson
And I have a message for the liberals and the defenders of the status quo: we’re just getting started.
Rick Perry
I love Land Rover Defenders. I love ’em. I love the old 90 Defender; it’s my favorite car. I just see one – even the 110 – but if I just see one of those things parked, I just stop in my tracks every time.
Josh Gates
Donald Trump’s more sophisticated defenders have long since mastered the art of pretending that the only thing that matters with his presidency is what it does, not what he says.
Bret Stephens
The civil war across the Middle East between the Shia and the Sunni empowers groups like ISIS and al Qaeda who claim to be the defenders of Sunni rights against Shia attack.
Peter Bergen
Presnel Kimpembe has everything to become one of the best defenders in Europe.
Thomas Tuchel
For years, the defenders of television have argued that the networks are only giving the people what they want. That might be true. But so is the Medellin cartel.
Pete Hamill
I remember the best defenders were Baresi and Cannavaro – you don’t have to be really tall.
Kolo Toure
The space between keepers and defenders is referred to as the ‘corridor of opportunity’ – a well-hit pass in there has the goalie questioning whether to come into traffic and defenders unsure of whether or where to clear the ball.
Glenn Murray
If they want to do a ‘Defenders 2,’ I’m in.
Krysten Ritter
You can’t ask every player to do the same thing. That’s why we have amazing midfielders, defenders, forwards and keepers. You can’t ask them to be of the same mold.
Tiffeny Milbrett
You know that without the whole team working together, it’s a very hard job for the defenders, so everyone plays a part.
Chris Smalling
I think you say that strikers win you games, but defenders win titles and I think that’s really important.
Kolo Toure
In the pocket, you do have some protections, but you get out of the pocket, and defenders’ eyes get big. Sometimes you learn that the hard way.
Alex Smith
Mario Mandzukic works so hard for his team. He’s not only a No. 9 but also runs behind the defenders and drops into midfield.
Lothar Matthaus
I love good and caring lawyers who are advocates, who are defenders, who are problem-solvers, and who are peacemakers.
Janet Reno
Two English defenders were among the finest I played against: John Terry and Rio Ferdinand.
Diego Forlan
You’re always facing the top defenders in this league. To go out there and do your best, that’s all you can ask for.
D’Brickashaw Ferguson
I think I can play with three defenders. I’m capable of doing it.
Jordi Alba
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.
George Orwell
My back to the goal, physically fighting off defenders, trying to bang my goals in, every week I have to do the business for this club. That’s the life of a striker.
Ruud van Nistelrooy
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Ayn Rand
A striker scores goals, but the goalkeepers saves them, the defenders close chances down, and all the credit is shared out.
Edinson Cavani
You see, your nose is the respiratory front line. It’s the warning beacon that invaders have overwhelmed your first response defenders.
Norman Swan
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Calvin Coolidge
I think people should recognise that I’m one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense, I will say.
Dejan Lovren
Obviously, as defenders, we can see the game in front o

Obviously, as defenders, we can see the game in front of us, so a lot of it is just communicating with people and just backing each other.
Matt Doherty
If you play for managers like Karl Robinson, it’s about your development, but there are times when you have to stick up for yourself and let defenders know you are around when nobody is looking.
Patrick Bamford
The most important thing is to help the team to come in front of the goal with one-two passes, I drop down, or I give them space, because for defenders, it’s always difficult to have a false nine because they don’t have a direct player against them, so they don’t know exactly what to do.
Kevin-Prince Boateng
You have to win the title with a strong team and a strong defence, but I don’t only like to talk about the four defenders and the goalkeeper when you concede goals. It’s about the team.
Patrice Evra
The core distortion of the War on Terror under both Bush and Obama is the Orwellian practice of equating government accusations of terrorism with proof of guilt. One constantly hears U.S. government defenders referring to ‘terrorists’ when what they actually mean is: those accused by the government of terrorism.
Glenn Greenwald
The strikers are the first defenders. And the first defender is the first striker to build from the back.
David Luiz
I have always been small, so defenders have always been taller and tougher than me. So that’s difficult for me; they foul me sometimes, but there you are – that’s what the rules of the game are for.
Eden Hazard
Defenders don’t really get any sort of notoriety or anything like that.
Becky Sauerbrunn
Liberals are stalwart defenders of civil liberties – provided we’re only talking about criminals.
Ann Coulter
There are a lot of teams that don’t want to play, that only want to defend against Barcelona, and that makes it difficult. We’re always looking for the open space. A lot of times we’ll face six defenders and four midfielders.
Defenders tend to leave me open on the elbow and when I step out, so it was only the smart thing to do to start to knock down the shots so they can’t leave me open up there.
Brittney Griner
To hear both critics and defenders talk about the fitness of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, you’d think the most successful Supreme Court justices had been warm, collegial consensus-builders. But history tells a different story.
Noah Feldman
The toughest opponents for me are the defenders who are tough in the way they play – where you can’t see a way through.
For many Mexican human rights defenders, confronting the military does not end so well.
Kerry Kennedy
Not only the attackers, but the defenders – it’s on the attackers to prepare themselves to break through the strong defense.
Against West Brom, you are up against very tall defenders, who are very strong, and you have to be strong, too, to keep the ball.
Leroy Sane
Defenders see things way different than blockers.
Brooke Sweat
With ‘Defenders,’ we had some very barebones ideas, but the bulk of it came together very quickly over in Ibiza. The main thing I like about that record, looking back on it now, is the change in the texture of the production from ‘Screaming For Vengeance.’
Rob Halford
It’s not only Van Dijk who can stop Ronaldo. But Ronaldo is good enough to create against really good defenders.
Ronald Koeman
Honestly, it was just tiring going straight from one show to the other. I filmed ‘Iron Fist,’ and then I had a two week break, and I went straight into ‘The Defenders.’
Jessica Henwick
More than 100 people have been sent to death row who were later exonerated because they weren’t guilty or fairly tried. Most criminal defendants do not get adequate representation because there are not enough public defenders to represent them. There is a lot that is wrong.
John Grisham
Prosecutors and public defenders deserve to make a living wage.
Karin Slaughter
Contemporary defenders of the Enlightenment shouldn’t overgeneralize: the Enlightenment, however it is defined, is not an unalloyed good.
Ben Domenech
In tactics and training, we do more with Conte. We work a lot of tactical positions, and we know exactly what we have to do on the pitch, where I have to go, and where the defenders have to go. We know exactly what to do.
Eden Hazard
I started shooting ‘The Defenders’ two days after I wrapped’ Friday Night Lights.’ I was doing research for ‘The Defenders’ throughout – interviewing lawyers and sitting in courtrooms just to watch – but there’s something fun about throwing yourself in the water and learning by doing.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
If you smash a city when you’re trying to capture it, you actually end up providing the perfect terrain for the defenders while blocking the access for your own armoured vehicles.
Antony Beevor
It’s a bitter thing to have one or more defenders missing.
Manuel Neuer
Without being arrogant, I think I have proved I am one of the best defenders in the world.
Dejan Lovren
When I think about defending Kyrie, I think about respect. His shooting percentages were close to 50/40/90 as a 19-year-old rookie. When you come into this league with numbers like that, defenders have to respect your jumper.
C. J. McCollum
Barcelona don’t bring in players for the sake of ‘well if things get tough, we can always bring defenders on or we can have a guy in the middle who is going to run around and kick people and chase them.’
Steve Nicol
Sometimes defenders kick me without the ball and I don’t say anything and no one sees.
Erik Lamela
My compatriot Diego Godin is one of the best defenders

My compatriot Diego Godin is one of the best defenders in the world, good enough to play for any team in any league.
Diego Forlan
The people standing up most strongly for our democracies should be celebrated, not prosecuted – be it those countless human rights defenders who defend all our rights or the brave whistle-blowers who expose tax dodging.
Winnie Byanyima
I am always shocked that there are still a handful of defenders of the dubious practice of abstinence, surely the worst idea since chocolate-covered ants.
Dick Cavett
Two of the chief defenders of the faith in the Old Testament and in the New – Moses and Paul – were both well-versed in the language, the thinking, and the philosophy of their cultures.
Ravi Zacharias
The defenders can be clever and use everything within the laws of the game to stop the strikers scoring goals and, while some pulling is allowed, you need to be clever.
Gianluca Vialli
The manager might like it sometimes when I play up front because I can cause trouble for the defenders, but for me, my best position is defensive midfield, stopping the opposition, and then looking to impose myself on a game.
Marouane Fellaini
Detroit has a history of a lot of great rebounders and big guys that have been great defenders. So for me to pick up where they left off and continue that trend, of being a gritty, tough big man is pretty cool.
Andre Drummond
Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?
Francis Scott Key
Since my early days, I’ve been used to playing with older boys and strong defenders.
Gabriel Jesus
As a winger, you want to get at defenders and make it hard for them. Instead of them going forwards, they have to defend against you.
Victor Moses
From the smallest misdemeanor up to the biggest crime, everyone is brought before a judge. And that means there’s a huge backlog in the American legal system. There are prosecutors and public defenders and judges who are trying to keep their head above water in the tide of this bureaucracy and red tape.
Clare-Hope Ashitey
Having caught up with a myth like Sivori is something I will treasure forever. I am proud. He used to entertain and bamboozle defenders with his exceptional technique.
David Trezeguet
I know what it means to play for a big club. Big clubs, it’s like that: if you win, everything is good. If you lose, it’s your fault, especially defenders and goalkeepers.
David Luiz
Iran’s continued, widespread persecution of ethnic minorities, human rights defenders and political prisoners is a disgrace and stands as a shameful indictment of Iran’s leaders.
William Hague
As a striker, you are playing against big defenders. They try to throw you around. I try to play in behind them, and I need power. I know that I have to go to the gym and train. I train all the time.
Robert Lewandowski
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
William Penn
Harry Kane, for example, is a really physical striker but also really skilful. He surprises lot of defenders, but he won’t surprise me.
Sergio Ramos
‘Defenders’ seems to have a really gritty, hard, uncomplicated vibe about it. Somehow, we made everything sound stronger and more precise than on ‘Screaming Vengeance’ through Tom Allom’s amazing mixing skills.
Rob Halford
The Scottish game is not easy – far from it.You don’t have so much time on the ball. There are aggressive defenders but it is good. Every opponent likes to mark closely so it is not so easy to score. In Germany there was more space to run into other areas of the pitch.
Teemu Pukki
You have some defenders who don’t like you and you don’t like them. And you know from the first minute, they’re going to do everything to take you out of the game.
Marko Arnautovic
Every time Luis Suarez is close, he pushes defenders around.
Petr Cech
Sometimes you can get sloppy and control the ball right at your feet, and that gives the defenders a chance.
Raheem Sterling
The defenders, they get all psyched up to play against me. I know it means a lot to them if they can keep me from scoring.
Marco van Basten
You want to play against the best defenders and the best teams. You want to test yourself.
Emmanuel Adebayor
How can you not score goals in Barca! While defenders have trouble dealing with Messi, Villa and Bojan, they forgot about me.
For ideas to prevail, many of their defenders have to die in obscurity. Their anonymous influence makes itself felt.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The paradigm of competition is a race: by rewarding the winner, we encourage everyone to run faster. When capitalism really works this way, it does a good job; but its defenders are wrong in assuming it always works this way.
Richard Stallman
When counterterrorist policies are used to suppress peaceful protests and legitimate opposition movements, shut down debate, target human rights defenders, or stigmatize minorities, they fail, and we all lose. Indeed, such responses may cause further resentment and instability and contribute to radicalization.
Antonio Guterres
I realised when I was a striker that when I ended up wide on the left or right, it can be so much easier to get space and face defenders up.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
I like to battle with defenders if I have to. I don’t know where it comes from; I am not a nasty guy.
Vincent Janssen
Defending is not only done by the defenders, just as attacking is not only down to the forwards.
Leonardo Bonucci
For more than two centuries, the defenders of liberty h

For more than two centuries, the defenders of liberty have put their lives on the line, because they have known that we cannot take our freedoms for granted.
Virgil Goode
Of course the defenders are trying to be physical with me. They look at me, 7-3, skinny, they try to be physical.
Kristaps Porzingis
First of all, I am and I remain a goalkeeper, but I try to be involved as much as I can and to help the defenders. I try to read dangerous situations in advance.
Manuel Neuer
You don’t need only your strikers. You need your defenders to be on top of their game. You need a midfield to work hard and track back, and I suppose you need a goalkeeper who makes saves once in a while.
Edwin van der Sar
I feel like I can be one of the top defenders in the league and that’s what I’m going to try to be.
Jae Crowder
Well I grew up following most of the major titles like ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Avengers,’ etc. But I had also a lot of love for the smaller titles like ‘Master of Kung Fu,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Defenders,’ ‘Inhumans,’ and of course Power-Man and Iron Fist.’
Genndy Tartakovsky
LGBT people are some of the bravest and most potent change agents and leaders I have encountered, and the most forceful defenders of the vulnerable and voiceless, because they know what it’s like to be there.
Ronan Farrow