Alan Hansen - Quotes

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The pressures are intense, because the rewards for success and the penalty for failure are more and more. ---->>>

He's sharp, he can score and he doesn't worry about missing. ---->>>

I wouldn't say they're neglected, but everybody is going to grow old and we should be looking after the older generation more than we do at the moment. ---->>>

The boy can do anything, but to be the star of the World Cup you have got to get to the final and win it! ---->>>

The Italians are very strong defensively. They showed in Euro 2000 how good defensively they are. ---->>>

The scar on my forehead is from running through a plate-glass panel when I was 15. I had 27 stitches, which took two hours. ---->>>

I played against the Brazilians in '82, who were definitely the best team never to have won the World Cup. ---->>>

I was born in a mining village, and you either played football or played football. If you didn't play, there was something wrong with you. ---->>>

In '82 Brazil showed that you can't win the World Cup without a solid defense. ---->>>

The World Cup needs a brilliant Brazilian team. ---->>>

Potentially he could be. He scored the goal four years ago in France against Argentina that was extraordinary. ---->>>

I only started concentrating on football as a career when I left school at 18. I played golf for the Scottish and British boys' teams. ---->>>

I think the reality is that, that money was probably badly spent. ---->>>

Even though they won't finish in the top four this season, they will still be of the contenders next season. ---->>>

Everybody likes Brazil and we want the Brazilians to come out. ---->>>

I don't think anyone enjoyed it. Apart from the people who watched it. ---->>>

If you're going to be wrong, be dramatically wrong. ---->>>

When I was playing football, I always felt in complete control. When I play golf and come under pressure, it's a completely different ball game. ---->>>

We got stuffed 4-1, but it was just great to play against, it was like an education. You think you are half good and then you go and play against a side like that! ---->>>

It's incredible considering the public perception that he was tight fisted and he was more than prudent, and lacked ambition to take Tottenham to where the fans wanted them to be. ---->>>

Playing for 14 years definitely took its toll mentally. I decided when I was playing my last season that when I retired from football I would never go back into it, and I've never regretted that decision. ---->>>

I always wanted to be a golfer, only I realised that if I'd played golf I would have been skint. ---->>>

I don't miss playing football, but I do miss going into the dressing room every day and having a laugh. ---->>>

I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him, it might have seemed that he wasn't ambitious. ---->>>

Live television is always stressful and the more you do it, the more you realise what can go wrong. ---->>>

Manchester City have been in the doldrums for a while, they came up and went straight back down again. ---->>>

People say I'm bad at a lot of things. One I agree with is that I'm a bad driver. ---->>>

These guys live and breathe football; they get something out of going to the training ground every day. ---->>>

What I always do is just look at the players, look at the best 11 they can put on the pitch. ---->>>

When George Graham was there they complained, harking back to better days, but I think that's a fantasy. ---->>>

Andy Gray is a great pundit and a great co-commentator. I couldn't co-commentate for love nor money. I've tried but I just can't do it, so as an all-rounder I'd say Andy's much better than I am. ---->>>

I don't expect to see them in the top six but I think of all the teams that have come up in previous seasons, I think Manchester City are the biggest club. ---->>>

I had no plans once I finished my football career, which was a problem, so I had to go looking for work. Television was the one area that it was easier to get a job than anywhere else. ---->>>

I hear people saying 'the way the game should be played'. Rubbish. That's the worst saying in football. You win the game, then worry about the way it should be played. ---->>>

I think if Tottenham are going to be top four side, the fans and the club will need to get away from the philosophy of 'pretty football', that's got to go. ---->>>


Nationality: Scottish
Born: 06-13, 1955
Occupation: Athlete

Alan David Hansen (born 13 June 1955) is a Scottish former football player and BBC television football pundit. He played as a central defender for Partick Thistle, for the successful Liverpool team of the late 70s and 80s, and for Scotland. As a football pundit, Hansen is known for his outspoken views, particularly on team's defensive performances, frequently criticising what he believed was "diabolical" or "shocking" defending (wikipedia)