• Week in Words

'You want very much, but at the end of the day nothing happens'

ESPN staff
September 1, 2013
Jose Mourinho is not best pleased that Wayne Rooney is not joining him at Chelsea © Getty Images

In the latest collection of our favourite quotes of the week, Jose Mourinho finds out you cannot always get what you want, Jamie Carragher refuses to sit on the fence, and Dereck Chisora's ego goes into orbit.

"One thing is to tell you through other people that you want, you want, you want very much, but at the end of the day [nothing happens]"
In admitting defeat in his pursuit of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, Jose Mourinho did not sound too happy about the situation.

"The player has landed in London... Though that doesn't mean anything these days"
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is cautious when discussing Vlad Chiriches' move to White Hart Lane, after Willian had a medical before opting to join Chelsea.

"I don't need a sports psychologist, but my approach to dealing with referees has to change"
Northampton captain Dylan Hartley reflects on the red card in last season's Premiership final.

"If the greatest writer of the written word would have written that story, no one would have believed it"
Former Wales fly-half and broadcaster Cliff Morgan reflects on THAT try by Gareth Edwards against New Zealand in 1973 - quoted by many following Morgan's death after a long battle with cancer.

"My beard looks phenomenal so I can't complain"
Dubious priorities for Court McGee after his UFC win over Robert Whittaker.

"My mind concentration began to wander but I have just completed 150 miles on the most demanding course in the world, so that's pretty impressive I think"
Chris Mitchell can't quite believe making history - he became the first one-armed motorcyclist to complete a race around the Isle of Man TT course.

"Basically he knows he can't be found with another drink in his hand"
Bath head coach Mike Ford on Gavin Henson.

"If he was so good, he would still be with Tottenham"
Portland Timbers defender Pa Modou Kah offered this rather blunt response when asked about Seattle Sounders' record signing Clint Dempsey.

"I told him when I bumped into him in Ibiza that we had unfinished business and that I was coming for his world title belts. He seemed nervous about my presence but told me that he's ready to make it happen"
Wladimir Klitschko is quaking in his world champion-boots, according to Dereck Chisora.

"You could say it's probably the end at Chelsea [for Torres]. I didn't think he was going to have too great a time under Mourinho"
Jamie Carragher clearly doesn't want to sit on the fence.

"You can't predict what is going to happen down the line. [Any return] would come from desire deep inside, but for now I am just not at this point at all. My career has finished Wimbledon champion"
Marion Bartoli refuses to rule out a comeback.

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