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Angel Di Maria quotes, a complete collection

Thu 02 September 2021 | 12:00

Angel Di Maria is an Argentine professional footballer who was born on 14 February 1988. He is currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain football club as a midfielder. Keep reading our top Angel Di Maria quotes including his quotes on football.

Angel Di Maria

started his journey to football with one of the local academies called Torito back when he was only 3 years old. However, he got out of the youth system in 2005 with

Rosario Central

, also considered as his favorite football club.

During 16 years of his professional career, Angel Di Maria has been awarded many times for the legacy he is leaving behind. To name just a small part of these trophies, we have to mention Olympic Gold Medal (2008), SJPF Player of the Month (April 2010), FIFA FIFPro World11 (2014), Trophée des Champions (2020).

A complete collection of Angel Di Maria quotes:

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Angel Di Maria quotes

in which you will also read his comments on football as well as his inspirational quotes that might inspire you too!

Angel Di Maria quotes on his character and his childhood

Ángel Fabián di María or commonly known as Angel Di Mari was born on 14 February 1988 to his mother Diana Hernández and his father Miguel Di María. His hometown is the city of Rosario located in central Argentina.

Angel is the only son of his family, in fact, he grew up along with his two sisters called Vanesa Di María Hernández and Evelyn Di María Hernández.

When Angel was about 3 years old, his physician told his parents to sign him up in one of the local academies and that was the start of everything. He used to be a hyperactive child, therefore, playing football was the best choice for him to actually use that energy.

However, growing up was a little bit difficult due to the poor condition of the whole family and the fact that they were all working together to meet the most basic needs of their life. Read on to learn what Angel Di Maria has to tell you about his childhood as well as his character.

On his childhood

That desire to win is something that's drummed into you at an early age in my country. In Argentina, you grow up watching great teams and important victories.

It's difficult to say what I would be doing if I wasn't a footballer, but I probably would have sold coal like my father. Studying was never my thing, and I would surely have ended up working with my dad.

My dad worked all day. He would get up at five in the morning and didn't stop working until 10 at night, every day the same.

On his character

I always need to clear up what I do. With everyone else, there is no problem, but with me, all hell is raised up.

Maybe the press in Spain do not like me because I do not give interviews.

I have never had problems with the fans.

Angel Di Maria quotes on his hobbies and preferences

Now for this part of our exclusive article, let's together learn from himself what Angel Di Maria prefers to do specifically apart from playing football.

Life in England was a bit difficult. It is not easy for a South American. Some people get on fine, and for others, it is harder to adapt.

As for anyone, it was a dream for me to come to Europe.

Paris is a really nice city. My family has felt very good here from the first day they arrived. That makes it a lot easier for me to focus on football.

I'm happy in Paris, and I hope to be for many years.

Angel Di Maria inspirational quotes

If you ask Angel Di Maria he will tell you that tough days won't last forever and in fact, they make the best out of you. He spent his childhood working alongside his parents since they couldn't even afford to buy him a pair of boots for football.

However, now Angel is the name that every football lover is familiar with. Read on our top Angel Di Maria inspirational quotes.

Now, I don't sweat the small stuff, just the things that really matter.

I am working hard to keep making progress, to always improve.

The first thing you learn is sacrifice and how to keep moving forward in life, helping your parents to put food on the table. You learn to fight with your work. Then you start to learn values. That's why, every time I pull on the Argentina shirt or any other, I think about the things that happened to me when I was a kid.

If you change, it's because you want to. I will never change, and I never could change because the people around me are the same people who have always been there. My friends are the same, and that means you can never forget where you came from.

For sure, life takes many twists and turns, and one never knows what the future might hold.

There are many things that I value, and many of them have nothing to do with my salary.

It's special - when you start playing, you are aware of names like Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie; you have seen them playing and know what great players they are. So it's fantastic to have a chance to line up with them. I'm really pleased with how that understanding has started off.

Angel Di Maria quotes on football and his playing style

As previously stated, Angel Di Maria entered the youth system via Torito in 1991 and after 14 years, he started his senior career with Rosario Central. It took him 2 years to left his favorite football club for the Portuguese football club,

Benfica

.

Also it has to be noted that only one year after joining Benfica, Angel Di Maria officially began his international career playing for

Argentina

as well, where he has received 111 caps and scored 21 goals so far.

Also from 2010 up to 2014, Angel had been playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in

Real Madrid

.

He signed a contract with the English football club,

Manchester United

in 2014 which according to himself turned into a disappointing experience and after only 27 appearances he left for his current team,

Paris Saint-Germain

.

Read on to see

Angel Di Maria quotes

regarding football and his own playing style.

It was always a dream and goal of mine to try out in English football.

I want to win the Champions League, which is a dream for all footballers, for a second time.

You never know: there is a lot of movement in football. You can never predict where you're going to play.

Making passes is what I prefer the most.

The real reason you want to give everything on the field is so your own fans go away happy.

There have been other players of a similar build and stature to myself - slim, if you like - who have come here and shown a physical resilience in the way that I hope to as well.

I did my best, but football is not like maths: often, a lot of things out of our control affect the way we feel and the way things turn out.

Seeing my teammates score, I love that. It is what I like about football.

It's up to the manager where and how every player should play, but I think every player should be comfortable in that position.

I love playing, helping the team, and not talking with the press.

I have a lot of very happy memories of the Olympic Games, and the final against Nigeria and the goal mean an awful lot to me.

Winning the Champions League was the best thing that has happened to me at a club, the best thing that happened to me in my life.

I think there can be nothing more special than winning something with the shirt of your national team.

I honestly think I would swap all that I have won in my career to win something with the Argentine national team.

What I love the most is playing with Argentina.

I know that nobody will be satisfied with anything less than coming home with the World Cup.

I like assisting goals more than scoring them.

It isn't easy to get to a final, and then winning the title is also difficult.

Losing one final, that happens, but when it happens three times in a row, that is something else entirely.

Football is a strange game.

In France, the matches are sometimes very tight, and so it is difficult to score. A free kick can unlock a game.

Angel Di Maria quotes on famous players and football clubs

For the last part of this article, let’s take a look at the top

Angel Di Maria quotes

about other football stars and teams, which include his comments on Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlo Ancelotti.

On Cristiano Ronaldo

To be able to earn what

Cristiano

earns, I would have had to have been the best player at the World Cup or won the Ballon d'Or.

I am aware of importance of the No.7 shirt. Cristiano Ronaldo had spoken to me at Real Madrid and told me how important it was.

On Lionel Messi

When I am an old man, I will tell my grandchildren bedtime stories about when I won the Champions League, hopefully when I won the World Cup, but most of all, I will tell them that their grandfather used to play with

Lionel Messi

.

There are no words to describe Messi; he always surprises you.

Cristiano Ronaldo's a special player, but Messi's from another planet.

The problem is that when Argentina doesn't play well - and the same is true of Barcelona - the press think it is easy to blame Messi. We have seen time and time again that he wins games on his own when the team is not performing - but the media expect him to always be the hero.

Messi is the best in the world - there is no question about that.

On Carlo Ancelotti

I have grown a lot under

Ancelotti

. He got the best out of me.

On Louis Van Gaal

It is difficult to adapt to

Van Gaal

. I had a couple of rows with him.

On Real Madrid

I think I won everything I wanted with Real: La Liga, the Champions League, and the Copa Del Rey.

My relationship with Madrid is finished because my cycle there ended.

I don't have regrets about leaving Real Madrid.

Everybody had heard the rumours that Real wanted to sign James Rodriguez after the World Cup, and I knew that they were going to sell me to make room for him.

I never said I wanted to leave Real Madrid. I never wanted that, but you have to move when they don't want you.

I am not going to lie: I know that there are clubs that want to sign me and can match Real Madrid's demands. But that's up to my representatives and the club. I will stay if the club wants me to stay.

It happened to me many times: I had some ugly moments at Madrid, but it all changed, and when I left Madrid, in the end I was much loved.

Leaving a club like Real and coming to as big a club as Manchester United makes you grow as a player and helps you progress in your career.

On Barcelona

Frankly, I wouldn't have a problem to play at Barca - to the contrary.

I was really close to joining Barcelona, but in the end, it wasn't to be.

On Paris-Saint Germain

I am very happy to have extended my contract with PSG.

Along with my teammates, we have a lot more great things to achieve, and we will continue to help PSG grow as a big club internationally. The support of all those that love this club will help us go beyond our own limits and defend our colours with passion and determination.

PSG - I think they had a money problem and they couldn't buy players. This is the main reason I didn't go there.

Thanks to God, I was able to come to PSG and be myself again.

I always wanted to write a page of history with PSG.

PSG's ambition of the Champions League is also mine. I know they have a great project. I want to participate in this project and reach their objective of winning the Champions League.

On Manchester United

I'm very pleased to play for Manchester United. I want to hep the team get into the Champions League.

I truly wanted to move to United. I wanted to wear this shirt.

I have these amazing feelings about having moved to Man U. I'm so proud of myself, you know. It's hard to explain it and put it into words.

Manchester United was a sad experience. Things didn't go as I had hoped. I was disappointed, and it didn't help me to rise to the surface.

There were a lot of clubs interested in me - a lot, really. But Manchester United appeared and didn't go away. They absolutely wanted me, and it happened.

There were a lot of clubs interested in me, but United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for.

I hope we can put Manchester United back where they deserve to be.

Things didn't quite work out at Manchester United for various reasons, but that's in the past.

It does not bother me that £60m has been paid for me. I come here to work and play for the club and to do the best I can for Manchester United.

On Rosario Central

The only club I couldn't play for is Newell's Old Boys because I am a fan of Rosario Central.

I want to play for Central because I love the club. I was raised there and taught football there. Central is where it all began for me.

The players from Real will laugh at me, but I am a fan of Central, and that is why I could never play for Newell's. So, I tell the fans of Central to keep up their hope for me - I have always wanted to retire there.

On Tottenham Hotspur

It hurts when you're always doing your best for your club, and then you hear that you might be going to Tottenham.

On Benfica

I started at Benfica: not as big but one of the biggest clubs in Portugal. I've played for Real Madrid. Then I moved to Manchester United, from a giant to another giant.

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