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Eric Cantona and His Famous Quotes

Eric Cantona and His Famous Quotes

Continuing our feature of famous quotes today we bring you a real legend of the game. Eric Cantona took the English game by storm many years ago and showed the world that he wasn’t just a gifted footballer, but an interesting personality too.

Eric Cantona on life and what he makes of it.

“He who is afraid to throw the dice, will never throw a six.”

The Frenchman’s reason why he retired

“I stopped playing football because I’d done as much as I could. I needed something which was going to excite me as much as football had excited me.”

Cantona asked about what he thinks of France

“I do not support France. I am French but I’m not interested in France.

“It’s my country but I don’t want to know about France – I was born there but I feel English.”

King Cantona was once asked what he best moment in football was.

“My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan.”

Talking about the incident at Crystal Palace

Reporter: Do you have any regrets about what you did at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park?

Cantona: Yes, I regret not kicking him harder.

The Frenchman’s statement referring to the media in regard to the incident at Crystal Palace.

“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.”

Cantona shared his view on former France manager Didier Deschamps.

“Deschamps gets by because he always gives 100%, but he will never be anything more than a water carrier. You can find players like him on every street corner. At present Didier likes to act like a monk and a moralist but he’ll end up wallowing in every kind of vice.”

Which was your favourite Cantona moment or quote? 


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