Alex Morgan quotes discuss her love for soccer and being a role model to young girls and pushing for gender equality. She is among many team mates who believe that they should be earning more money and not less because they were women. She talks about listening to Rihanna and Katy Perry music as a means to become relaxed before a game.
Alex Morgan is an American professional soccer player. She plays for the United States women’s national soccer team and is considered one of America’s best female players. She also plays for the Orlando Pride in the top league for women’s soccer in the U.S. When asked who she considered the best male player she chose Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo. Below are a number of her quotes
“It's great to see women standing up in their own line of work and fighting for fair value.”
“I find my motivation from everyone who looks up to me and my teammates. From the little girls that look up to me and tell me they want to be like me when they grow up."
“I certainly don't feel like I have the perfect body type... It's through your own eyes. And for every female, you're going to see flaws in that; you're going to see flaws regardless. So for me, it's just important to have that confidence and self-esteem no matter what body type you have."
“To force a change, sometimes you need to stand up. You know what you're worth - rather than what your employer is paying you."
“I would like to win the Ballon d'Or for women. But every top professional should have that ambition.”
"I don't think the entire world respects women in sport. But if FIFA start respecting the women's game more, others will follow."
“My favorite goals are the ones when there's so much pressure. I focus more when the game is on the line."
“I'm never just on the couch. Being busy is part of who I am. But it's hard juggling my family, my husband, balancing that time."
“I could always score goals. I loved that feeling of having your team look to you, that feeling of leadership."
“I want young girls to dream about being professional soccer players instead of just watching the boys go out and play."
“Every time you step onto the field, you have to set goals. My goals are to either score a goal, to have an assist, or to play well."
“My workouts are mostly interval-based, so I'm never running at a constant speed. I'm always switching it up because I don't want my body getting used to one thing in particular.”
“I grew up always having dessert after dinner. Always. It's such a hard habit for me to break. It's fine to have dessert every once in a while, but not seven days a week!"
“I have experienced sexism multiple times, and I'm sure I will a lot more."
“Around the age of 14, I was very discouraged from a coach. It was my first youth club team while playing soccer. She told me at the time that I wasn't good enough to play on the team, that I would never get into the game."
“There's really no secret to success. You make your own success."
“My goal is to show girls that I'm fighting so they don't have to, so they don't have to fight the same battles, so they don't have to fight for wage equality or whatever it may be."
“I start warming up before training an hour before at the hotel. That's not because I feel old and my body needs it. It's because it's prehab. It's preventing those injuries."
“It's an obstacle being a girl when you move all over and don't have half the things you need. It's like everything is wrinkled in your life."
"I feel like you have to use the platform you're given to voice concerns and also to praise things when they need to be praised."
“One thing I'm proud to do like a girl is represent my country in the Olympics and at the highest level, at the highest platform that I can."
"I've always wanted to skydive."
“I hate being recognized; I hate it, hate it."
“I feel like I'm always looking to continue improving myself. I'm always looking to win. I'm super competitive, so going into the Olympics, I feel like that's nothing different."
“I don't want to say names, but there are certain companies I won't work with because of previous people they've worked with. I don't want to be put in the same category as another athlete that I don't necessarily think is a good role model."
“I think it's huge, especially in team sports, for players to be able to rely on each other and to really trust in each other."
“When I play on grass, my body doesn't ache. It can get sore, but it doesn't pulse, and my legs don't ache. When I play on turf, my legs can pulse and ache for up to 24 hours, and it could take 3-5 days to recover, whereas grass, after 24 hours, I'm ready to play again."
"The head-banging music gives me a headache. Katy Perry is fun, Rihanna, old-school '90s hip-hop. Salt-N-Pepa. I like listening to that. Get the nerves out before the games."
“I remember every goal I've scored!"
“I've always wanted to become a professional soccer player."
“I have done 'Sports Illustrated,' but I don't regret it because it portrayed me in a positive way - as an athlete."
“Honestly, with stats and things like that, I try not to think about them. I just find that the more you think about goals and assists - what you need to do and accomplish - the more you tend to fall short. When you hope for something and you want something, it comes to you."
“I always map out how to get a good eight or nine hours of sleep before I even start my day. And my rule is to put my phone on silent when I go to bed; that way, no texts or emails can disturb me."
“You should never be afraid of looking athletic or building too much muscle."
“I was the biggest tomboy growing up. Now I love playing with a full face of makeup."
“It's important to accept your body for what God gave you."
“There's those young girls that I once was, looking up to Mia Hamm, Christine Lilly, all those players, and I know how much of an effect they had on me. Knowing that, I feel like I'm in a position where I can really help be a positive influence in girls' lives."
“When I prepare for a match, it's like work, even the way I have to shower and put on my makeup."
“I feel the most confident when I'm comfortable in workout clothes with my hair up in a ponytail."
“I really like my legs because I've worked hard for them. With soccer, that's the one thing you're working all the time."
“I have to look at myself in the mirror and tell myself that I'm beautiful, even if I don't necessarily believe it."
“I went from never doing interviews to doing 10 in one day and standing in front of 60,000 fans. Now people look up to me, and I'm seeing little girls wearing my jersey."
“What I really appreciate is the people who come up and say, 'Thank you for representing our country.'"
Alex Morgan quotes speak about the life of a woman who gives her all to the game. She hates the popularity, but desires to see females more appreciated in the sport and life in general. I hope her quotes will prove an inspiration to readers as she shares her thoughts.