Words matter. These are the best Atletico Quotes from famous people such as Fernando Torres, Toni Duggan, Richarlison, Toby Alderweireld, Diego Costa, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When I was a child, my dream was to play for Atletico.
It is all right having Atletico Madrid and Barca at the top, but what about teams like Tenerife who play on such bad pitches? These little things need to improve, but media-wise, Spanish women’s football is a lot further along than in England.
Bernard is a great player, a player for the Brazilian national team, and I also followed his progress with Atletico Mineiro.
I won the title three times with Ajax; I played in the Champions League final and won the league title with Atletico. I have also played in the World Cup.
Atletico know I have a special feeling for the team. I lived the best moment of my career there.
My father worked every day; my brother and sister had to travel many hours to study, so Atletico were for people like us.
When I was 10 I started playing for Atletico Mineiro and that was the start of my professional career.
Speed isn’t everything, but he’d be a great striker at Atletico. Usain Bolt would be perfect for our game. Me behind and him up front. The best!
Diego Simeone, the coach from Atletico Madrid, was a very strong player as a midfielder.
I just do not see myself playing for Madrid. They do not attract me, especially because of my past with Atletico.
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.
When I moved from Independiente to Atletico Madrid, I was only 18, and I found it hard to adapt. But what surprised me most about moving to England was how fast the game was. I like it, but it is so quick.
I am not saying that I am at the same level as Messi or Ronaldo. They are the best two players in the world, but I am very proud that I managed to finish above them in the goalscoring charts, especially as I was playing for Atletico Madrid, not Barcelona or Real Madrid.
It was difficult at Atletico Madrid. It was my first experience in Europe when I went there and La Liga was hard.
I would give Fernando Torres a contract for life – not just as a player but as an example for everyone. He is a very nice guy, really close to the fans, and has inside him the values of Atletico Madrid.
At Atletico, I always played with older players, sometimes out of position. I’d keep going back until I beat them.
Manchester United are a great club, and being associated with them is a great compliment for me, but Atletico are also great.
I have fallen in love with Atletico, I am in that process. I want to make history with this club.
I’m fine at Atletico. I don’t want to leave.
To score is always special; to score in the Bernabeu for Atletico is incredible.
It was very hard to go through life as a small boy supporting Atletico.
It was so nice to see that the Chelsea supporters appreciated my talent and my work at Atletico.
I was not a Liverpool fan or a Chelsea fan in Madrid. I was an Atletico fan. I still am. Maybe they’re the only badge I will kiss.
It’s not enough to just have talent at Atletico Madrid. At other clubs it is, but we can’t sign superstars and have to look for players with a good work ethic.
I am very happy here at Atletico, and I want to bring the same kind of joy to all the fans.
Liverpool is a fundamental part of my life. They don’t remember me that way, but time will change that. I could not have chosen a better place to go when I left Atletico.
When I was talking with Shanghai, I was talking to big clubs from Europe, as well. There was Atletico Madrid, who I almost joined. I liked them very much and what they were offering me at the time. There was also Juventus, Inter Milan, and AC Milan. I had some options.
I want to do the Atletico fans proud and hope that they will get behind me – together we can achieve great things.
When I arrived at Atletico, at that point they were not so strong.
I’ve had some of the best years of my career at Atletico and remember the supporters, my teammates, and the coaching staff fondly.
I hope to stay many years in Manchester United and make history in this club. When I was at Porto and Atletico Madrid, I always wanted to improve to achieve my dream of playing in a team like this.
Atletico fans were always so desperate for us to win; it was like a religion to them.
Winning the Europa League with Atletico Madrid and then reaching a semi-final of the World Cup is great.
I wished I could go back to Atletico; I’m not going to lie.
I played soccer when I was a kid. I started when I was 8 and played for 8 more years. I was pretty good. I used to train with Atletico Nacional, which is one of the most important teams in Colombia. I used to train every day.
I thought it was very important to keep growing with Atletico and to play there for many years.
I’ve done everything to come back to Atletico, but I wouldn’t fight the same to return. When Atletico didn’t wait for me, I had to go to Conte with the tail between my legs.
You want to compete against the best players and that year at Atletico helped me a lot to become what I am now. It was difficult because it was the first time I was living alone but I think I adapted quickly to a new life.
I have always had sympathy for Atletico Madrid because, among other things, I have friends there, and my father always liked Atletico.
Ajax have a set model, a defined youth programme – Barcelona have one too, and Juventus. And Atletico Madrid do too. Real Madrid don’t – because they alternate developing their own players with signing talent.
I think it’s a thing in France, and I think you see it a little bit in Spain with Atletico: the countries and the cities just absolutely love their football. It’s not because they’re just marketing geniuses; it’s because they’ve made it simple.
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.
I feel very good at Atletico, and being here allows me to play in the Champions League.
When Atletico tried to buy me back, I did everything I could to make it possible. I had offers from clubs in France and Italy, but I would not have left Chelsea for any other side – only for Atletico Madrid.
I’ve never considered leaving Atletico because I’m happy here.
For me and for Atletico, it’s the same: Simeone is everything.
I hope I can retire at Atletico Madrid.
I want to try and pay back the confidence and care that the people at Atletico have always shown me.
I’m very happy in charge at Atletico. The squad give me commitment, talent and style.
I was delighted when I found out that Atletico wanted to take me back. It’s the best thing that could have happened to me.
I’m so good at Atletico. Honestly, I don’t see myself leaving.
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are our rivals in domestic competitions, and they’ll both fight to the end to win the League.
At the time I was in Japan I was left to choose between Porto and Atletico Madrid but I preferred Porto because I thought it would be easier to adapt.
I want to win titles with Atletico.
Chelsea’s fans love me a lot, even more than in Atletico. Figure that!