It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.
— Zinedine Zidane
It doesn't matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special.
When your own fans whistle and jeer, then you have a big problem.
I am supposed to set an example to young players.
I love Madrid.
Life is full of regrets, but it doesn't pay to look back.
We'll do it, we'll do it.
It's the first time it's happened to me and maybe the last. It's a strange sensation, not normal for me. I can't remember scoring three goals, even when I was a kid.
I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
To be recognised by a whole country is incredible.
Music was important. Football was the easy part.
I have never had the opportunity to play in England, so I know little about it.
I am first of all from La Castellane and Marseille.
I think Marseille is probably a place like Liverpool, very vibrant and very tough.
I have won many awards and I am very happy about this, but I am not the best player in the world.
Real Madrid is the most important thing that happened to me, both as a footballer and as a person.
I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life.
Sometimes words are harder than blows.
Football boots are very technical and have lots of specific requirements.
We must not let ourselves get driven off course, no matter what happens we must stick to our natural game.
It will be a physical encounter but we must not respond in kind.
My passion for the game comes from the city of Marseille itself. Unfortunately I can't go back there as much I want to because I play a lot here and abroad.
A Mediterranean city is really my culture.
The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.
I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
I have a need to play intensely every day, to fight every match hard.
I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with. Wherever I go, La Castellane is where I want to go back to.
The door can never be closed for good to any player.
There are evil people, and I don't even want to hear those guys speak.
My father is an Algerian, proud of who he is and I am proud that my father is Algerian.
My memories of events and games are fragmented.
Obviously fashion is a completely different world from football.
We are well aware of the task ahead of us in what will be a very difficult match but which we all dream of playing.
I have decided to come back for Les Bleus.
I'm very inspired by him-it was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
The England team must always be respected. They always fight to the end.
I have no message.
I don't know if we are the best team in the world. I am lucky to be playing alongside some of the best players around. It's a dream.