Success is built on organisation, determination, and experience, not to mention following the regulations, so of course it's no easy matter.
Someone said that my coaching is a combination of Milan's defensive discipline and the Dutch propensity for attacking football, and I think that is a fair description.
I had a lot of success, of course, but whatever was achieved was due to a group effort on the part of all the players.
When it's a clash between two big teams, you know your players will concentrate.
You always need to have the highest respect for your opponents. If you see them fighting, you know you have to give something extra.
I made Edgar Davids vice-captain. Nothing to do with colour, just because he was playing excellently and because he lives like an athlete.
I have no desire to be 60 years old and standing on the side of the pitch.
The differences between the top teams in Euro 2000 are so minimal that I think you have to be very clever in defence and stop your opponents getting opportunities.
All the big clubs set their goals. We have to do that because it is necessary to explain to the fans. But this does not mean I am thinking only of the final results. The work you are doing every day with the team is often more important.
I see a lot of fouls on Messi, and he's not the type to overreact.
Losing against rivals is always a blow to the morale.
There is a part of football I would describe as 'serious' and one part I would describe as more 'playful,' i.e. more technical.
I have a great deal of respect for Sir Alex Ferguson. He has done a great job. Without any doubt, he is one of the best and most influential around. He is the embodiment of football.
My aim is to get the team to work hard and stay strong together.
Pavarotti is not judged on how he sings in the shower. People wait until he gets on stage.
If someone is quite tall, the people will sing songs about his height. We don't have to overreact. You just have to do your job.
From the moment Messi was introduced, we all knew he was a unique talent. I remember Deco and Ronaldinho immediately realised how special he was, and they took him under their wing.
Ronaldinho is another special player, probably amongst the most talented players I have worked with. At Barcelona, he was outstanding.
How can you judge a man until you come face to face?
Without a doubt, it is easier to produce a defensive soccer team, because it does not need you to have talent for it but simply to be well organised.