"The way that I opened the door for the young people that come from where I come from and that have a different background, that is what I want to be remembered for."
"You never forget where you come from."
"People often write after they finish their career, or they don’t play anymore, or they are not anymore active. So I say, why do that? And let’s do it differently."
"People are very curious and have written a lot of things about me. Right or not. I never comment on those things, because it’s not much of my thing to comment on everything that’s written about me."
"I got a bike when I was little, a BMX. I called it ‘Fido Dido’ after the tough little cartoon guy with spiked hair. I thought he was the coolest thing ever."
"That’s my hunger. If I start to relax, and I lose that, then I had better stop my football. I need that hunger. I still feel I need to do things 10 times better than other players. Just to be accepted and to improve myself."
"Wherever I go, people recognize me, call my name, cheer me."
"People trash talk me."
"If I’d gone into taekwondo, I’d probably have won several Olympic medals."
"My father is from Bosnia, and my mother is from Croatia, but I was born in Sweden."