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Quotes from AP Global Football 10 poll

Quotes from AP Global Football 10 poll

LONDON (AP) -- Quotes from voters in this week's AP global football 10 poll:

Mark Rodden, Paris-based Irish football writer

"Arsenal may not have been facing the strongest opponent but showed enough to suggest that they could be a real force on all fronts this season. Jack Wilshere's opening goal after a breathtaking team move was a promising sign for Arsene Wenger."

Cedric Rouqette, Eurosport

"Zlatan Ibrahimovic was irresistible Saturday against Bastia. It embodies the excellent early season for PSG."

Ubiratan Leal, trivela.com, Brazil

"The Fiorentina fans won't ask for anything else for their team this season. Breaking Juventus' invincibility after going 0-2 down is almost as valuable as a scudetto. They don't have the depth to run for the title, but showed character against the most hated rivals."

Richard Winton, The Herald, Scotland

"After the injury torment he has suffered over the past couple of years, it was thrilling to see Giuseppe Rossi score three times against Juventus, particularly as Antonio Conte's side have been so resolute in recent seasons."

Alejandro Cisternas, El Mercurio, Chile

"It's like Rossi was never injured. A key man for Fiorentina and a great show against a powerful Juventus. Also in Serie A, a great performance from Pjanic in a perfect Roma."

James Thorogood, Bundesliga.com, Germany

"Mario Goetze's Bayern career hasn't got off to the best of starts with injuries blighting his progress in the first team, but with his side a goal down at the break, Goetze came off the bench at halftime to turn the game on its head."

Julian Bennetts, Hayters news agency, England

"Florence was the place to be this weekend as they gave the Old Lady of Juventus a very bloody nose with a stunning second half display. Roma also enjoyed a fine win, maintaining their perfect start to the season against Napoli."

Marco Monteverde, News Corp, Australia

"Fiorentina's amazing 15-minute spell in which they scored four second-half goals to come from two down to beat champions Juventus was nothing short of amazing."

Richard Jolly, ESPN

"While Miralem Pjanic got both goals in Roma's 2-0 win over Napoli, the pivotal performance came from Daniele De Rossi, who gave a midfield masterclass. His extraordinary goal-line clearance was as valuable as either of Pjanic's strikes at the other end."

Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

"It was an unbelievable Sunday for Giuseppe Rossi, the man who can make things happen for Fiorentina. A well-deserved glory day for Rossi, whose career has been damaged by a combination of bad injuries."

Paolo Condo, Gazzetta Dello Sport, Italy

"This week I've seen one of the more astonishing goals of my life, the Wilshere one in Arsenal against Norwich. Brilliant team football and the perfect final shot were at the top, for 1-0."

Tom Timmermann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, United States

"I was torn between which PSG player to rank higher, since Ibrahimovic and Cavani both had truly exceptional goals. Ibrahimovic got the nod because his other was on a header, while Cavani's came on a PK. But that one goal by Cavani was something else. What footwork."

Peter Linden, Kronen Zeitung, Austria

"Roma's winning streak of eight matches is becoming scary. The progression since last season has been huge. Same can be said, though a little less extreme, of English league leaders Arsenal."


Updated : 2021-05-07 13:30 GMT+08:00