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Week in Words: Just the two of us

ESPN staff
April 13, 2014
Rory McIlroy was given some advice on fitness by his fiancee Caroline Wozniacki © Getty Images

In the latest edition of our favourite quotes from the sporting week, Jose Mourinho has a special mention for an old mate, Jamie Redknapp sticks up for his buddy, and Rory McIlroy refuses to become a fitness freak...

"It looks like in the future people will look back and ask why these two never fought each other"
Floyd Mayweather will never fight Manny Pacquiao because he won't want to risk his undefeated record, says Freddie Roach

"After [the goal] he was fantastic. Fantastic central defender. He reminded me a bit of Didier in the old times when we needed him [in defence] in the last minute"
Fresh from saying he didn't have any "real strikers", Jose Mourinho compares Chelsea's Champions League hero Demba Ba to Didier Drogba - but as a centre-back

"You can't lose against Stoke if you aspire to be the next champion"
Santi Cazorla believes Arsenal lack a winning mentality

"The Bundesliga's done, the trophy's in the museum"
Pep Guardiola didn't take too kindly to criticism of Bayern Munich's defeat against Augsberg, when he rotated his side heavily ahead of the clash with Manchester United

"It is not about being able to squat 450 times; it is about getting the ball in the hole"
Deep down, Rory McIlroy gets satisfaction from both

"I saw how he lost the dressing room at Real Madrid and it's possible the same thing is going to happen at Chelsea"
Johan Cruyff with a warning for Jose Mourinho

"I don't know how many managers Levy has gone through in his time there but he does enjoy sacking managers"
It's fair to say former Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp is a bit miffed about Spurs' treatment of his mate Tim Sherwood

"The funny thing is, some people would rather we don't get Champions League [football] as long as [Liverpool] don't win the league. It's mad"
Everton defender Sylvain Distin has his priorities in order

"The best way to win games is to score goals"
Manuel Pellegrini has uncovered the greatest secret of football

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