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Di Canio - I Don't Want To Be A Hero!
Published : 13 May 2013 13:02:50Rss feed
Paolo Di Canio announced his arrival in style when, in just his second game at the helm, he guided Sunderland to a 3-0 victory over the Magpies at St James' Park, their first on Tyneside for 13 years.
It seems a long time ago now, but we could do with that fighting spirit at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Just to remind you of what Di Canio said after the win over the Mags ...
Paolo Di Canio:"I don't want to be a hero now.
"I don't want to be a hero when we stay up, I don't want to be a hero next year.
"It's easy for the fans to call the players, the manager, heroes if they do the right things and an incredible job.
"Maybe one day of we win something, they can call me hero, but it's not the time now, even if we stay up. It's not the time for a single game.
"I don't want to be a hero now. But when I deliver a special, special thing, maybe then they can call me hero.
"I understand what it means - I used to do the same as a Lazio fan. We won the derby, [Bruno] Giordano was a striker who scored an incredible goal and he was my hero.
"I know, but it's not enough for me, not even if we stay up. If we stay up, it would be a fantastic step to build a good future.
"One day, in 10 years' time if I became the best manager in this club's history, they can call me hero, otherwise it's not enough, one game, two games, 10 games, 20 games."
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