Top 84 Angel Di Maria Quotes

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“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“I really wanted to play in the Premier League, which I’d been watching since I was a youngster every Saturday or Sunday before I’d go and play for Rosario Central.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“Now, I don’t sweat the small stuff, just the things that really matter.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“It is difficult to adapt to Van Gaal. I had a couple of rows with him.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“I’ve won an Olympic title and an U-20 World Cup, but it’d be really special to round things off with a Copa title with the seniors.”

― Angel Di Maria

“I have never had problems with the fans.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“PSG – I think they had a money problem and they couldn’t buy players. This is the main reason I didn’t go there.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“I don’t have regrets about leaving Real Madrid.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“What I love the most is playing with Argentina.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“Blanc called me when he was in the United States and I was still on holiday. He said he was very happy to recruit me, that he had wanted me for several seasons. Obviously, this gave me an added incentive to sign for PSG.”

― Angel Di Maria

“Messi is the best in the world – there is no question about that.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“Frankly, I wouldn’t have a problem to play at Barca – to the contrary.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“I wished very much for the day of my debut at Old Trafford, and I did in the best way, scoring a goal.”

― Angel Di Maria

“Cristiano Ronaldo’s a special player, but Messi’s from another planet.”

― Angel Di Maria

“I’ve played two World Cups. I’ve won the Champions League.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“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

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

― Angel Di Maria

“I like assisting goals more than scoring them.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“I have grown a lot under Ancelotti. He got the best out of me.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“I am happy at Madrid.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“I’m happy in Paris, and I hope to be for many years.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“Football is a strange game.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

“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.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“In 2017, I was able to spend time with my family in Argentina, recharge my batteries, think about what had been achieved – I needed to change something to be better. I managed to score goals, make more assists: that is the important thing.”

― Angel Di Maria

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

― Angel Di Maria

“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

“Making passes is what I prefer the most.”

― Angel Di Maria
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