Great Quotes from Ali Krieger

I surround myself with good people who make me feel great and give me positive energy.

Ali Krieger

You can control two things: your work ethic and your attitude about anything.

Ali Krieger

Surround yourself with good people; surround yourself with positivity and people who are going to challenge you to make you better.

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I can only control myself, my actions, my work ethic, and my attitude.

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Injuries give you perspective. They teach you to cherish the moments that I might have taken for granted before.

Ali Krieger

I’m super active, so sitting on the couch and staring at the walls isn’t ideal for me.

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Personally, I always try to focus on the little things in my game. As a defender and attacking outside back, I continuously work on completing passes, not being too predictable going forward into the attack, good services into the box, good positioning and footwork.

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I wish I could score as many goals as I can in ‘FIFA.’

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I think without struggle, you can’t grow as a person – I think you need that in your life.

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It is cliched, but you have to beat the best to be the best.

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Everyone is an athlete. You want to go hiking, you want to go biking, you want to go jogging or for a walk? You’re automatically an athlete.

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I’m proud of my body, I’m proud of my sport, I’m proud of being a female athlete.

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There is something quintessentially American about the USWNT. Last-minute, dramatic finishes and technical finesse aside, the spirit of the program reflects a determination and perseverance that resonates with the deeply held belief that with hard work, anything is possible.

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For me, I just set little goals for myself and stay on that kind of track and surround myself with positive people along with my teammates. I just kind of have my goals and my dreams, and this is something that we’ve all been working for our entire lives, so it is kind of easy to wake up and want to better myself every day towards that goal.

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I feel like I have big thighs. My brother was always like, ‘Yeah, I want big thighs! Big thighs are awesome!’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, for a man!’ But I’ve trained since I was 6 years old to play soccer, and this is just the type of body I have.

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Our daily work ethic – that need to always do better and top our last performance – is what makes USWNT football players who we are.

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I’m proud of my thighs because they’ve gotten me to where I am today and give me the power that I have to play my best.

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I think my confidence came when I turned 30. I don’t know, something about turning 30 has been unbelievable. I just feel a sense of freedom.

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Football helped me build confidence on and off the field and taught me to grow through moments of success and disappointment.

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Just find things you think are fun, and then you’ll be more inclined to want to go work out.

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I always need a little something sweet after dinner. Although I try to stay pretty disciplined with my nutrition when I’m in season – my brother Kyle eats super clean and always gives me nutrition advice – when I want something, I have it because I feel like you can really get in trouble if you restrict yourself too much.

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As a young girl, football is where I met the people who, to this day, are my best friends. It is also where I began to learn about the important relationship between hard work, teamwork, and fun.

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It’s always tough to play against teams that bunker or ‘park the bus’ inside the 18-yard box, but we always try to focus on our game and how we can overcome the obstacles that the game presents to continue to get better and score goals.

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There’s always room for improvement no matter what.

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I don’t think there’s any disappointment in my career because everything that maybe didn’t go my way was a learning experience.

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I cherish the relationships and friendships I have with the people in my life and take every opportunity I have to make time for them.

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There are a few moments in every game when I will have to sprint and use my explosiveness to win.

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People ask me, ‘What were you thinking during that game-winning penalty kick in the 2011 World Cup?’ I was actually thinking absolutely nothing. I just walked up there and was so inspired by my teammates who rocked all their PKs; they just killed it. I figured I might as well do the same, or they might have my neck.

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I love to do lunges because I don’t want my butt to start sagging. I say that to my trainer all the time; he thinks I’m nuts.

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You never know when it’s going to be your last time to step onto the field.

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It’s a part of my lifestyle to be healthy and eat healthy. I don’t feel like I need to be like, ‘You can’t have this. You can’t have that. You have to have this. You have to have that,’ because then I feel like I will get inconsistent. I indulge when I want to, but try to be healthy every single day, too.

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Try not to completely change your diet just because you read it somewhere or someone tells you it works for them. Do what is best for your body and don’t think that just because everyone else is doing it that it will work for you. Know what fuels your body to be at its best, and enjoy the little things! Indulge! Cupcakes and cookies.

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I usually have three fried eggs every morning. It always has to be three: two is just not enough, and three won’t put me over edge.

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I’m the type of player that doesn’t like to play on full stomach.

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In order for me to perform the best I can out on the field, I have to fuel my body with the proper nutrients to be able to do all the running. I’m running four or five miles every game, so it’s a lot. Even at halftime, I take electrolytes and have half a peanut-butter-and-jelly or whatever is sitting there just to keep my engine running.

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I drink coffee 30 minutes before I want to nap. I think that really helps.

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It’s a dream that we, as women footballers, get to play in the same stadium as the men.

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I think it’s nice to have a variety of lineups and formations to use against different opponents, depending on what they bring.

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I once thought I would never be able to kick a ball again.

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Everyone makes fun of my calves. They are so big. I don’t really even like them, I don’t really want them as big as they are, but I have no choice.

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In college, girls would come up to me: ‘I want your calves.’ It just makes me laugh. I guess people pay a lot of money to have the types of bodies athletes have.

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Lifting isn’t my favorite thing, so I have to keep it fun and do exercises that I really enjoy.

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It doesn’t matter: any weight, shape or form or however your body is, you want to be proud of it.

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I want to get good enough so I can play in Mia Hamm’s golf tournament for her foundation and have an event of my own someday. I’m so competitive, I don’t want to go and just pretend I’m a good golfer.

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I love kids, and I really liked the idea of getting involved with something that was all about giving kids the opportunity to walk, run, or maybe even play soccer someday.

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My mantra is ‘healthy body, healthy mind.’

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I fuel up every morning, no matter if it’s with a shake or a breakfast bar on the go. I eat well, but I have my cheats. I eat cookies, chips, and have a Coke, but only on days that start with S.

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I know it sounds crazy, but in order to run, I need something to chase after.

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It’s really difficult when you don’t see much of a team and you’re not familiar with how they play.

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This is something I’ve dreamed of for a long, long time – to play in a World Cup.

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I felt like the Germans were being mean to me at training, but they were actually just trying to help. I learned really quick – which made me a better player. I’m appreciative of the way they treated me. It’s just the language and, of course, as an American, I had to learn that. No offense to them; I love them to death, and I love my teammates.

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On game days, I’m pretty boring: I like to rest and watch TV with my legs up so I’m not on my feet too much before the match.

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