Unai Emery Quotes

My first message is clear. Enjoy the challenges of each match.

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Wherever I’ve been, I’ve tried to soak up the essence of the club, the town, and to transmit that to the players.

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My dad always said you have to value and respect the responsibility you’ve been given. When I coach, I take that responsibility seriously because I know people have trusted in me, and there are thousands of supporters whose emotions are bound up in what we do.

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I know my ambition and my passion and to know how I want to grow up with Arsenal.

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PSG signed me for my CV, for what I’ve achieved in the Europa League, how I’ve grown as a manager, and how I’ve made players grow. I’m essentially here because I have a winning record.

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Arsenal was in a decline. We had to stop this and begin climbing.

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My idea is to know every player and to know, also, the personality of the players.

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Defensive moments are for each and every player.

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When I’m asked to define football, I always talk about emotions, the heart, love. It’s something you feel deep down inside when you enter a stadium, raise your eyes, and look at the stands, the fans coming in.

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I know how you can feel when you are playing under pressure.

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Every coach wants to win, but it’s not easy to do that.

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PSG has got a solid project. Neymar wants to improve and grow with the club.

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I’m not the kind of coach who says, ‘Let’s do a few piggy-in-the-middle exercises and go home for lunch.’

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I need to continue reading books, and I like to learn about different people in the world, different people with success in and outside of football.

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In each profession, you need to feel passion for that in order to give it your best performance. Football is my passion.

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We need to push. We need to have ambition. We need to have desire to improve every day.

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I was the coach in Valencia, and this was when Pochettino was finishing his playing career. And we met in Valencia watching the Chile training sessions. And a few months later, he took over as coach of Espanyol.

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I live football as passion and emotion.

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Each player has this quality, this characteristic to help the team as a collective. For me, that is very important.

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To become a good coach, you need to win a lot.

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I speak to lots of coaches, but those are private conversations.

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For every game we play, I might have spent 12 hours working on the video alone. In an hour, the players have to understand everything you have seen in 12 hours.

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The Premier League is at the top, and everyone wants to be in the top leagues.

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When we are thinking in an attacking moment, I want the goalkeeper thinking, for that, he is the first. The same when we are thinking defensively – I want our strikers to be thinking, ‘We need to protect the goalkeepers.’ I want those two moments to feel the same for all players.

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Fans want their emotions to come to the surface. How? By their team transmitting intensity, attacking, scoring goals, competing, winning. That awakens them.

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It was very risky and quite courageous to write a book about winning when I was still to win my first title. But for me, the one who possesses a winning mentality isn’t necessarily the one who wins in the end but the one who wants to win the most.

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I respect Bielsa a lot. For me, he is a special coach. I think the best coaches in the world work in different things, and a lot of coaches, we cannot train like Bielsa. It’s difficult to train like Bielsa. But every coach can learn from different coaches. But with Bielsa, I think all coaches learn something from him.

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I am very demanding of myself.

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In my career, I do not stop for news when it’s not true.

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There’s a decision each match. I decide how we are going to play, and it depends on the opposition 30 per cent, their structure, and 70 per cent is for us.

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My concentration with players is the next match, focus only to work for the next match and how we can win.

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Our demands are very high, very great, but I want to ask every player every day to give us more.

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When I was a player, all the pressures I felt created a lot of anxiety in me. I didn’t know how to manage that on my own. I think I was missing someone – a manager, no doubt – who could teach me to control my emotions.

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Implication is a cumulative process that generates union in the team and mutual respect. Either we all work, or let’s just burst the ball.

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Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run.

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The Premier League is very difficult.

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Usually, I don’t look behind; every day, I’m looking at the next matches – what’s in front.

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I like to make a tour round the pitch before games to look at the architecture, the colours in the stadium, the sky, to feel the atmosphere growing.

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If you play every time, long balls, you lose possession and you lose momentum. I don’t want to be like that.

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I need to learn to smile more.

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I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke, and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success. I’m excited about what we can do together, and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.

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Success is to improve, grow up, build one team with personality, and then I want to win.

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How do you develop? I think that’s about battling for every title. That’s something that is in Arsenal’s history, and it’s in my history as well. And I want that to continue.

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I want every player to stay with the mentality and preparation to play together to win.

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You need confidence to play under pressure.

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I was a second-division B player, and I’ve had to work very hard. I tell the players, ‘The moment we stop working hard on this, as soon as we stop dedicating hours to this, we’ll fall.’

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We all need to give 100%, and that’s what I’m looking for from every player and myself.

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The best success, for me, is not one trophy. It’s not harmony. It’s when players improve and grow.

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Before Wenger came, Arsenal celebrated 1-0 and were based on defensive solidity. With Arsene, joy came from attacking, with players of good standing. And the perfect combination was the Invincibles. But over time, only technical quality and offensive freedom were taken care of, losing the defensive structure.

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Being manager means living in the middle of the media attention, through praise and critics. This is something I live with. It’s intense and very demanding.

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A smile is better when you win.

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I think, in football, you need to be competitive. You need quality. You need to be organised and to push.

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My first target is not to win: it’s to develop young players with our work. That was my first idea when I started as a coach, because with this work come results.

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Every player has their challenge to help the team. They all have a challenge individually and collectively to improve.

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I respect a lot the players: their hair and their hair colour.

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I want to say thank you Arsene Wenger for your legacy. For all the coaches in the world, he is a reference. We learned, I learned from him all the things in football.

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When I work with players, whether their level is higher or lower, for me the most important thing is to know the person, what is in their heart.

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My first thing with every club I have worked in is to get a personal relationship with the players and then build a professional one.

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