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It is very tough in England. Every away game is hard, of course. And normally, if you’re a big club like Chelsea, you’re supposed to win games at home against smaller clubs. But in England, that’s not the case. We must play well every game.
If you play a final and win it, you get that feeling to win trophies, and you want to win more and more and more.
I think London is an amazing city. It’s really nice to live in London. I think it is a multicultural city; there is a lot to do, great restaurants.
It’s one of my stronger points claiming high balls. I’m tall, so that helps me. If you’re a smaller goalkeeper, crosses in England are even harder.
If you play for a team like Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, or PSG, the aim is always to win the Champions League.
I love playing there… I like Atletico.
I love living in London.
When I joined Chelsea, I had to replace Petr Cech. I still talk to him today; he’s a friend.
A lot of things the press say are nonsense.
Of course you don’t want to concede a goal in any game.
I do not want to be sitting on the bench.
With what I’ve already achieved in my career – winning trophies and playing in finals, important matches against Real Madrid and Barcelona, winning the Europa League and the Super Cup, and in the Champions League – sometimes you’ve earned the right to say something.
Yes, my heart is in Madrid.
Atletico was a real group of friends. We went out together, and my teammates taught me a language I did not know at all when I arrived. When I left, I cried.
The Premier League is very difficult.
As a player, you want to win everything.
If you want to have that winning feeling, it’s best to keep on winning.
I think a goalkeeper has to participate at the back of the defence and come off the line to play.
For Buffon, I hear he trains less on the field, and he is more focused on keeping his muscles strong.
When you get injured for a long time, it’s not nice because you are out of the team and not involved anymore.
Everybody wants to play in Europe, and if you’re in the rhythm of playing a game every three or four days, sometimes you can play better, even though it’s harder at the end of the season.
I feel very good at Atletico, and being here allows me to play in the Champions League.
I think life in London is good.
As soon as you make a mistake, you’re killed by the press.
You see it everywhere in football: when results are not there, then the first guy who has to go is the manager. It’s not always the managers; sometimes it’s also the players who we have to blame.
When you’re a kid, there is always a club that catches your attention.
It’s a great feeling to be champion of Spain.
I am not afraid of anyone.
Since the first minute, I fell in love with Spain – the people, the way of life, the food. I have kept up the late dinners, the siesta, and most of the television I watch is Spanish.
I’ve played against Messi a lot of times, and I’ve already conceded goals through my legs with him.
I love my children to death.
Everyone knows how much and how hard we train. If I hope to continue goalkeeping until I am 36 or 37, then you have to think about how I train.
It is difficult to begin with Atletico, because there is pressure from the fans, because they are accustomed to a very good goalkeeper, but I have no fear of that. I play my game.
If you excel, there will always be teams interested in signing the biggest players.
My first days in London were not easy.
I consider myself half Spanish.
At first sight, Shane Long is just a short striker, but he’s good in the air; he’s quick, very dangerous, has good feet, and scores goals.
Madrid and London are great.
In the media, they’re always talking about money. I’m not denying that it plays a role, but everything has to be in its right place.
There is no reason not to be happy at Chelsea.
It was so nice to see that the Chelsea supporters appreciated my talent and my work at Atletico.
Winning a trophy would be a good way to finish a bad season in a positive way. But I’m not obsessed by the fact I have to win a trophy every year – it’s a nice thing, but I know it’s sometimes impossible.
The weakest point is between the legs for a goalkeeper.
For goalkeepers, the better years, they say, come from the age of 27 or 28.
When I was younger, I bought ‘FIFA’ every year, and I still play now, so to be on the cover would be amazing.
I have the biggest respect for Petr Cech. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, so I think putting him and me in the same team is not the healthiest thing in the world.
When I left Spain, I had it very clear in my mind that I would return one day.
Since I left Atleti, I have improved my game with my feet considerably, and I have matured a lot as a person.
You have to do the tactics to win games because if you have good organisation and know what to do, you’ll know where the weaknesses are in the opponent.
As a player, you always want to win prizes.