A coach must be at one with his players.
My work gave me everything and allowed me to live out my passion.
A fully fit Arjen is capable of settling a game by himself.
The team that wins the Champions League is the one that is most united.
Arjen does not need to play anymore to make money; he plays because he enjoys it.
Football is business. It's all about being quick, quick, quick - nobody has any patience nowadays. But then again, that is how things are in normal life, away from football.
If you are at Bayern and lose to Dortmund, it is common that the media voices criticism.
The way Cristiano Ronaldo plays is incredible.
You need continuity at clubs.
Arjen does not have to say that he should do the exercises at 100 per cent; he does it anyway. You have to slow him down more. He is unique; he does everything for his job.
It's very interesting to observe how highly the Bundesliga is spoken of abroad, from the overall quality to the stadiums, the family-friendly atmosphere, and the football itself.
To win the Champions League for a second time or even to have been in three finals and won two of them is a bit special.
I'm keeping myself busy with hobbies and sport. I have my animals and a huge garden.
The best players must play - it does not matter whether they are old or young.
I know Spain football very well, because I've always been interested in it, even after I left Spain.
Age is a number and nothing more.
I alone will decide when I'm retiring.
Any opponent can be a stumbling block.
I thought 2013 was the end of my coaching career.
Games without atmosphere are bad for football.
I was always a great admirer of Zizou the player, but now I also admire him as a coach. I like how calm he is. This shows me that he's not showcasing for the public or the camera. He's a top trainer.
A midfielder should be able to play several positions.
We need the fans.
I know myself that we goalscorers are selfish and always thinking about our goalscoring ratio.
Not having to constantly remind everyone what's required is an important part of being successful.
Some feel old at 45.
We need to be aware of what we need to do at every moment... and we have to manage the game; that's the art of a great team.
German football is very different to football in South America.
If you win the Champions League, you become known across the globe, but the World Cup has always thrown up new stars and developments.
It's not very wise to keep a player who has just one year left on his contract and really wants to leave.
Every team has a player like Marco Reus who can make the difference.
When I was at Madrid, I knew even by the December of that season that I would be sacked, and if they hadn't dismissed me, I would have resigned.
I regard Buffon as one of the best goalkeepers in the history of football. He is a legend for me, a fantastic man, and an excellent goalkeeper.
For me, as a coach, it is important to put together a team that not only blends but finds the right balance between defence and offence.
You cannot play the position Kroos plays in defensive midfield besides Luka Modric better than he does.
I appreciate Thomas Tuchel. He made his way through the ranks at Mainz from the youth teams.
Every player who plays at Bayern Munich knows that Bayern Munich is a particularly special club. Whenever we lose, then it is lashed onto almost immediately by the media, regardless whether it is a friendly or losing the away game in a Champions League tie 1-0.
The personal interests of the individual players must be put aside.
It is difficult to play a team with great morale and passion.
You can never make the mistake of underestimating an opponent, especially in the Champions League.
A manager can never accept somebody at the top influencing his decisions about the team.
Our standards at Bayern are extremely high, with every training session at very high intensity.
There are always surprises in the Champions League.
I always like to remember the year 2008, when we had an amazing offer from Chelsea for Franck Ribery. From that day on, the whole world of football knew nobody can buy a Bayern Munich player against the will of Bayern Munich.
I played at the highest level, so I know what kind of things go through a player's mind and how he might behave, what patterns will crop up in the day-to-day routine.
After 50 years as a player and a coach, I will not become a functionary. That's not my world.
If you want to win the Champions League, you have to have talent, good players, luck in the draw, and, in certain moments, the right referee.
You can play just as offensively with one striker as with two.
I don't like the word 'revenge' so much in football.
I think that Thomas Tuchel has the quality to train a Bayern.