World of Sport

Quotes of the week: In the era of entitlement, there’s no desire to accomplish

"When I was poor, when I was a young kid, I didn't have any television. You see people now who are broke on the welfare system, they have a television, they may even have a car and 30 years ago that was totally impossible. They are not hungry. They are not willing to even attempt to die to accomplish their goals. We are in the era of entitlement. There is no desire to accomplish great things. When I was fighting, I was prepared to die to become champion." - The oft-maligned Mike Tyson shows his articulate side an interview with Talksport.

"Thugs set upon prone bodies, smashing heads into the floor" - Our Brazilian football reporter Jack Lang on the latest horrific scenes of football violence in the country.

"We did not want to put the players under any obligation to show the logo a specific number of times but we do know that such goal celebrations are a big part of the culture of the sport." - Deborah Conrad, Intel's chief marketing officer, after the company revealed the chipmaker's logo will be printed on the inside of players' shirts. Intel hope it will be seen when players put their jerseys over their heads after scoring goals.

"I just didn't see the point to something so cool and a part of NBA history sitting at my bank anymore," - Preston Truman, a former Utah Jazz ball boy, explained why he sold Michael Jordan's flu game sneakers at auction. We can think of $104,765 more reason he might have sold them too.

"It was weird just walking in there and seeing him. He had a lot of stuff in his basket but I didn't really see what it was. When I told my friends they were shocked and wished they had met him as well. He’s probably one of my favourite players." 17-year-old Chelsea fan Jack Jeffrey on the bizarre experience of meeting John Terry in Poundworld.

“Be careful if you are driving past Old Trafford this week. A lot of people have been picking up three points there recently.” - Just one of the many Manchester United jokes doing the rounds at the moment.

"I have a great admiration for the United Kingdom and have been to London many times, but I have never had the honour, unfortunately, of reading the Daily Mirror newspaper." - Manaus mayor Arthur Virgilio plays the diplomat after being told the Mirror had called his city a 'crime-ridden hell-hole.'

"Who pay this guy? Chelsea? Double his wages!" - Jose Mourinho was certainly impressed by his translator in Romania.

"We haven’t been to a cricket match so far, so that’s one of our targets for next year." - Arsenal’s German players reveal that ending the club's long trophy drought is not their only aim for next season.

"John is hitting the ball extremely well. He returns so well. I think that's something that has maybe got better with age. It's really hard to find a space in the service box that he doesn't get to. He seems to read my serve and he's just a little too good, especially on the big points." - Mats Wilander says it is even harder than ever to beat 54-year-old John McEnroe after losing to him in the legends event at the Royal Albert Hall.

"Imagine if in the last Bundesliga match there were suddenly double points. This is absurd and punishes those who have worked hard during a whole season. I respect the old traditions in F1 and do not understand this new rule." - Sebastian Vettel is not impressed with F1's latest rule change.

"Usually in sporting contests, when there are losses - especially heavy losses - one of the first areas people look at is lack of fight, or the other side wanted it more. That's quite a simplistic view. We've been outplayed in these two Tests, very obviously, and the Australians have outplayed us in all three facets. We haven't been skilful enough for long enough to get into better positions in the matches. That's the crux there." England coach Andy Flower tries to make sense of England's poor performance in the Ashes.

"I remember getting booked against Palace and then won a penalty. Against Sociedad it was another penalty that was given. Referees have got tough decisions to make, they have a tough time out there making decisions, but they have made the right decisions I think. I don't take notice of the headlines or the debates. That's obviously for people to have their say on it, and everyone is entitled to have their say on it. For me, the referees have made decisions and that's it." - Manchester United's Ashley Young says it is up to referees to stop him diving.