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Quotes from this week’s AP Global Football 10 voters

March 3, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Quotes from voters in this week’s Associated Press Global Football 10:

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Manos Staramopoulos, Dimocratia, Greece

“Jose Mourinho rightfully stole the show after winning the first trophy of the season, Chelsea beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at Wembley. Well organized, disciplined and serious, Chelsea cruised.”

Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“Liverpool is late to think about the title, but found (a) great level to end the Premier League, and look for a place at UEFA Champions League.”

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

“Barcelona is still in second in La Liga, but they’ve made contact with Real Madrid, giving us, can you believe it, a competitive race in one of the big European leagues.”

Marco Monteverde, News Corp., Australia

“Superb in the Champions League against Manchester City, Barcelona backed it up a few days later in La Liga to keep the pressure on Real Madrid.”

Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“Chelsea got back to their winning ways by beating Tottenham in the League Cup final. It was the first trophy of Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea and it looked like the starting point of a new winning era for the Portuguese manager.”

Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

“Bas Dost. Two syllables which now comprise one of the biggest names in the Bundesliga, the Dutch striker having extended his remarkable scoring run to 14 goals in only nine games.”

Shintaro Kano, Kyodo news agency, Japan

“Let’s just sit back and enjoy Bas Dost’s ride. He’s virtually scoring once every hour in 2015, which is nothing short of phenomenal.”