Eric Cantona Quotes: The Weird & The Wonderful Words Of The King

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Eric Cantona quotes are rarely full of regret - just ask this Palace fan.

Eric Cantona quotes; do they make him look like a French philosopher, or is he just full of shit and blinded by ego and talent? Torn brilliance, or a glorified psycho? We’ll leave that up for you to decide after these famous Cantona quotes. One thing’s for sure – he was rarely boring

Eric Cantona Quotes

Eric on Losing…

“I don’t play against a particular team. I play against the idea of losing.”

Eric on The Art Form of Football…

“The best footballers in the world are the ones who keep their freedom. They train hard and are very good tactically, but they also express themselves on the pitch… like artists. Take that away and you take away their soul. But there are fewer such players today than there used to be. Nowadays tactics, the manager, or opposition prevent players from expressing themselves.”

Eric on Dad’s Advice…

“My father taught me that nothing is more stupid than a footballer who pretends to be more indispensable than the ball.”

Eric Quotes on The Art Form Once Again…

“An artist in my eyes, is someone who can lighten up a dark room. I have never and will never find difference between the pass from Pelé to Carlos Alberto in the final of the World Cup in 1970 and the poetry of the young Rimbaud. There is in each of these human manifestations an expression of beauty which touches us and gives us a feeling of eternity.”

Eric on Hollywood…

“For my next film role I  would love to play as a psychopath or unpleasant person.”

Eric on Retiring…

“I stopped playing football because I’d done as much as I could. I needed something which was going to excite me as much as football had excited me.”

Eric on Fear…

“I’m so proud the fans still sing my name, but I fear tomorrow they will stop. I fear it because I love it. And everything you love, you fear you will lose.”

Eric on Patriotism…

“I do not support France. I am French but I’m not interested in France.”

Eric on Hammering Home That Point Even More…

“It’s my country but I don’t want to know about France – I was born there but I feel English.”

Eric Cantona Quotes on Messing With Journalist Heads…

“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.”

We finish on the most interesting Eric Cantona quote…

Reporter: “Do you have any regrets about what you did at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park?”
Cantona: “Yes, I regret not kicking him harder.”

What are you favourite ‘King’ Eric Cantona quotes?

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