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  1. It doesn’t matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special.
  2. The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.
  3. My father is an Algerian, proud of who he is and I am proud that my father is Algerian.
  4. Real Madrid is the most important thing that happened to me, both as a footballer and as a person.
  5. To be recognised by a whole country is incredible.
  6. 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.
  7. My memories of events and games are fragmented.
  8. We’ll do it, we’ll do it.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. The England team must always be respected. They always fight to the end.
  12. 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.
  13. It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.
  14. Life is full of regrets, but it doesn’t pay to look back.
  15. Music was important. Football was the easy part.
  16. 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.
  17. We must not let ourselves get driven off course, no matter what happens we must stick to our natural game.
  18. 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.
  19. I have decided to come back for Les Bleus.
  20. We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.

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