If you want to be a part of a team I manage, it is important to put your ego to one side.
We are studying the opponent all the time and it is maybe about chess and finding the right move at the right moment and that makes this so interesting.
In football, there are no guarantees.
I know there are no guarantees of winning and the only thing we have is to work on chances. If you want guarantees buy a washing machine.
If you play an intense way, an aggressive way, we are good, we can score, we can create chances.
If you know my kind of football, you will know I'm about training sessions, working on habits. If you have the chance to do that, okay. If you don't though, it's not so easy to change something about the team.
Every opposition needs to be played in a different way and the formation depends on the opposition's strengths.
Our only objective is to find solutions to get us through the challenges we face each day.
You always have to reflect how you can become an awkward team to play against.
I think when you invest a lot, you earn your rewards.
I don't know, at times I run a bit too far onto the pitch. But that's only in exceptional circumstances, and Jurgen does it too when a goal is scored!
Roy Hodgson is a very good manager with a clear plan.
I enjoy it very much to work in the best league in the world.
The higher we are, the more the focus will be on us and that means our opponents are going to try even harder against us.
Tennis always fascinated me, because it made every demand: technology, tactics, physique, endurance. The competition of one against one has a very special charm.
I had not so much talent. I was a striker who could score, but running was not my main goal.
It was something I always wanted to do: see how other people work.
It wouldn't be the worst thing if you don't play that well but take points.
It would be worse if I have players who are happy if they sit on the bench, because that doesn't mean that we develop our game.
I want to be my own character.
I play the piano when I'm alone at home in the evening. Sometimes for friends when we are together, singing together, to create a nice atmosphere.
If you want to be ahead of a team that never loses, that's not easy.
Music has brought me a lot of emotional moments.
I play the piano.
I played until 37-years-old and my last three or four years I learnt the most.
I am a manager who tries to be respectful and also very demanding.
There are some games that are very special for the fans and they are really looking forward for these games, but for us as a manager in the moment it's not in our focus.
To be honest helps you a lot to not waste time. It's also the way I help the players most. It doesn't matter if it is the captain or the last reserve player, I try to be honest.
On the piano, I cover all styles. I turn to it for inspiration in sport, and whenever I need my rest.
I was always in my mind that for the top-six clubs in England my name was not big enough.
My talent in playing football was not the highest but I was very hard-working, interested to learn and get better, and this focus made me better and better.
Statistically, the chance of creating a goal is higher within 10 seconds of winning the ball.
We show a player every good thing he does for the team, but if he makes a bad thing for the team, he will also hear about that, in front of the other players.
We have six teams at the level of Bayern Munich in the Premier League.
I can't take a view of the future of every player.
Jurgen has a very proactive way to play, he set marks in Germany with his kind of football and that really influenced my style.
I have heard of worse fates than succeeding the longest-serving manager in England.
It costs me a lot to stay calm during a game.
As a player I had a few idols but that's not really interesting any more. I was a striker and focusing on guys like Marco van Basten but as a coach I want to make my own footsteps.
I'm always challenging myself, looking forward I'm not afraid of anything.
Our philosophy is to give the young players a chance for the future because they are our future.
I have a wonderful flat in Southampton and sometimes after games I have friends and family round and we have very nice evenings - especially after wins.
It's not about being happy, it's about being successful.
When I left Leipzig I was thinking about my next step, and I want to stand in front of a new team, new language, to get developed personally and in my view of football. That's why I made the decision to come to Southampton.
We are all ambitious but important for me first is to have a stable spine to the team.
I found my luck in Leipzig. We achieved the goal of playing internationally much faster than we had intended. There are certainly worse destinies than being coach of such a team.
I'm looking forward, not afraid of anything.
I always challenge myself.
My goal is to get my name known here in the Premier League.
It's about winning the ball, making this step or making the right decision. If you make all of these steps then wins, a final position in the table will come on its own.