Toni Duggan Quotes About Dream, Team, Master, Coach

Toni Duggan Quotes About Dream, Team, Master, Coach

Toni Duggan Quotes

Toni Duggan Quotes:

I am proud to be a Next 20 ambassador for Kick It Out and take this role very seriously for an organisation that does such good work.

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It’s kind of nice, and rewarding, to have been on the journey from having to play football and work to being a professional.

Toni Duggan

At City, you’d see Pep chewing someone’s ear off about football and think, ‘Wow. I’d love to ask a question, but I’d probably be there for a week.’

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It was lucky I came from City; I’d say their philosophy is quite similar. Barcelona are a lot more advanced because they are the ones who created it, but they have a history of members of staff at Manchester City who worked here.

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When people ask me, ‘Should I earn the same money as the men?’ No, I don’t believe I should because they’re on a bigger scale than me, they have more fans, are more popular.

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Clubs in other countries can step up, and we can kick on with women’s football even more.

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It was a big step for me to take, going away from my family to go and play in a different culture, and I understand why people don’t do it.

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I’ve learnt to be more patient, more comfortable on the ball, and the number of goals I’ve scored, I’m happy.

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At Barcelona, all men’s and women’s teams have the same style and philosophy.

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I can remember, at the start of my career, there were reports of about 100 words here and there, and they would have got your name wrong or the name of the scorer wrong. It just wasn’t taken seriously at all.

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Luis Suarez’s always been a great role model for me. His style of play is sometimes like he’s playing with his mates in the street.

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If the goals were a bit bigger, maybe I’d score a few more goals!

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In Spain, there’s a lot more publicity.

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There are a lot more teams in the Spanish league, and the biggest transformation came in the English women’s league when the amount of teams got cut down.

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I don’t like to compare coaches.

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In the past, you might have said, ‘This player is technically not good – let’s prey on her.’ But now, the game is professional in most countries – you can’t just play on that.

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I’ve seen the facilities in Barcelona, and they are second to none. The women train with the men’s team, and the facilities are out of this world.

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Any athlete will tell you that it’s the most difficult thing in the world being injured.

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Hopefully, now there are kids, both male and female, even senior players, who open themselves up now and are more open to going abroad and playing their football. I’ve learnt so much, and they can, too.

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It was a dream come true to wear the famous colours of FC Barcelona.

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Tactics have changed a lot, but the standard is getting better.

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When I look back to being a 10-year-old girl, I never could have dreamt of having this pathway. I feel very fortunate and proud, but I know I have to be part of creating new opportunities for the youth coming through.

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It was tough, so hard; it really was horrible when I was growing up. I was called so many names, all sorts.

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For me, Barcelona are the biggest club in the world, and naturally, I wanted to come here.

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I want to do the Atletico fans proud and hope that they will get behind me – together we can achieve great things.

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I think I need another trophy on my list, and I know that Barca’s ambition is to win the Champions League. This is my goal, too.

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I’ve always been willing to get on the ball when I play for England. I’ve never hidden, but I’m more relaxed; my decision making is better because I’m calmer. Technically, it’s a different level in Spain, and I’ve had to bring myself up to that at club level.

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When we speak about equality, you want to be playing on the best pitches with the best facilities. You want to be able to have a hot shower in the changing room. These are the things you need to get right if you want to be more professional on the pitch.

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At a club like Everton, we’ve always set our standards high.

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I’ve had a lot of success in England, and I’ve really enjoyed my time with Manchester City, but I wanted to challenge myself even further by playing abroad.

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When I was younger, I never thought I’d be brave enough to go and play abroad.

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As soon as central contracts came in, it meant that girls could give up their jobs. The main focus was football, and that’s what it has to be.

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Not many of the girls go and play in Europe. I’m proud of the fact that I have.

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We want to take ourselves out of our comfort zones; when you’re in your comfort zone for so long, you only play to a certain level.

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We’ve actually played badly, and people are saying, ‘Ah, we’re so proud.’ Is it just because we’re the women’s team? If that was the men, you wouldn’t be saying that.

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In the past, we might have lost a game, and you get fans messaging you, saying, ‘Ah, don’t worry, you’ve done so well,’ and it can be a bit patronising, do you know what I mean?

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I have had a lot of success in England, but I want to have even more.

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We played a different style under Mark Sampson, and all credit to him, because we did really well. It worked for us; we were quite direct, but we were successful at doing it.

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Every club has legends, and at Barcelona, Cruyff and Pep are going to be spoken about forever, knowing what they’ve achieved and in what style.

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Women’s sport is embedded in the mainstream consciousness now, and that is a hugely positive thing. That’s not to say that our sport can’t get even more popular – because I think it can – but perceptions have definitely changed for the better.

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Every coach will have good and bad.

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Naturally, managers and coaches are trying to find different ways to work.

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In England, if you don’t have good facilities, you can’t be in the Super League, and that is very important.

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In England, I think we get about 30,000 for maybe an FA Cup final, and there are lots of kids on the seats, which is nice – don’t get me wrong – but it’s a calm atmosphere.

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I can only thank Manchester City for everything they have done for me. What we have achieved in such a short space of time has been amazing.

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I was embarrassed to be seen in my football tracksuit because they knew I’d been training. I used to cross the road to avoid people. It was really hard. There were so many awkward situations. I just hope young girls now are able to play football and not have to experience what I did.

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It was nice to have success in the SheBelieves Cup, but that just brings more pressure.

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We were super successful under Mark Sampson because teams didn’t expect us to play the way we played. We were so direct and played to people’s strengths.

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I used to look at my team-mates like Lindsay Johnson and Rachel Brown, who were full-time teachers and trained in the night. I was like, ‘I’m not going to do that.’ I always believed I’d go full time.

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When you sign a contract, that’s your deal. Everyone has different deals anyway.

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I spent four years at Manchester City and won three trophies. It was a big wrench to leave.

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Who is Toni Duggan?

Toni Duggan is an English footballer who now plays for Everton and the England national team as a winger or forward. She has previously played for Everton and Manchester City in England, as well as Barcelona and Atlético Madrid in Spain.

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