Football: Quotes of the week

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I was shocked with England in the sense that once they went behind they didn't want to fight. That was asurprise because the character of the English person is the British Bulldog.

Franck Leboeuf, of France, after the 2-0 win over Engand.

I was helping my son with his homework when I got the call... It was a relief to have an excuse to go to the phone.

Lee Dixon on his England call-up.

Does that mean you can't play for Arsenal any more?

Olivia Dixon, 9, to father Lee on hearing of his international recall.

Marc plays only for himself. He makes me run like a dog.

Nicolas Anelka, of Arsenal, on team-mate Marc Overmars, before his side's win over West Ham.

I am embarrassed to be coach.

Andy Robinson, of Bath, after the 35-0 defeat to Wasps.

Once again, I had to manage to score all on my own. Anelka, after the West Ham game.

Prison is one place where he feels safe from the world.

Tom Patti, friend of Mike Tyson, on the boxer's latest gaol sentence.

I would like to take this wicket with me wherever I go.

Anil Kumble, Indian spinner, on his record-equalling haul of 10 wickets in an innings, for India against Pakistan.