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Cut me some slack, says Murray

ESPN staff
May 18, 2014
Andy Murray is slowly finding his best form after back surgery last year © Getty Images

In the latest edition of our favourite quotes of the week, Andy Murray talks some sense, Samuel Eto'o takes a swipe at Jose Mourinho and Mesut Ozil is told to stop moping about on the pitch when things get tough...

"I don't feel like people have respected the severity of having back surgery"
Andy Murray defends his recent form and insists he is getting back to his best ahead of a busy summer

"If I'm doing sprint training and I'm vomiting and I'm dropping down, just imagine the 400"
Jamaican sprint star Yohan Blake may be nicknamed 'The Beast' but he doesn't fancy switching from 100m to 400m

"Maybe I'm sick of pasta. The Chinese stomach is a little bit different"
Also in vomiting news, Li Na was in good spirits after her Rome Masters defeat to Sara Errani, despite throwing up 20 minutes before the match

"I am 33 years old. It is not because a fool called me an old man that you must believe it - and you may have noticed that the old man was better than the youngsters"
We wonder who Samuel Eto'o could be talking about...

"The real culprits of Tottenham's failings last season ... is whoever decided to spend or recommend spending £111million on a load of bang average players. There's probably a little clique of about four or five people there sorting out all the deals and haven't they done well?"
Harry Redknapp. Or, in the interests of full disclosure, former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp

"Rio, A Rolls Royce, best all round CB, got the lot, defend, quick, composed beyond belief and made those around him better players"Michael Carrick led the tributes to Rio Ferdinand after he announced he was leaving Manchester United

"Football is experienced differently here - it's neither better nor worse than Spain, just different. But I cannot betray the essence of what I consider football to be. I think it is best to end it here"
Following his decision to leave West Brom, Pepe Mel went for the old 'It's not you, it's me' response

"A look, some nicknames, some adverts and a little bit of rugby"
France's Midi Olympique on the retirement of Sebastian Chabal and what he will be known for

"When he fails or is not able to solve a deciding situation, he also needs to show that he can swallow that and send out signals like, 'In spite of that, I am still here and I can still affect the game'"
Germany manager Joachim Loew has told Mesut Ozil to improve his negative body language

"Thanks to all the people who wrote such super nice msg's the last few days! #meloveyoulongtime"
Roger Federer loves everyone who loves him

"We'd like to throw him up and not catch him"
While watching Arsenal's players giving Arsene Wenger the bumps, ITV pundit Roy Keane reveals why Sir Alex Ferguson was never given the same treatment at Manchester United

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