Quotes from voters in AP Global Football poll

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 26, 2014 at 10:24 am •  Published: August 26, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — Quotes from voters in this week's Associated Press Global Football 10:

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

"I went with Karim Bellarabi because he was on the board in two games, a league match and a Champions League match at midweek. Stepping up twice is always worth mention in my book."

Mike McGrath, The Sun, England

"Manchester City sent a message across Europe with their performance against Liverpool. They look extremely powerful and still have players returning to full match-fitness after the World Cup."

Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

"His new teammates are allegedly unconvinced that Diego Costa really is 25 but the Spain internationalist certainly looks like the very striker Chelsea have been after. His goal on Saturday was instinctive, clinical."

Paolo Condo, RAI Sport, Italy

"The big news of the week is in the Camp Nou, where I have seen again a sparkling Messi after one year at a lower level. His performance was the best of my first ranking."

Sam Tighe, Bleacher Report, England

"Erik Lamela's rebirth under Mauricio Pochettino has been an exciting watch so far, with the way he attacks defenders looking more and more like Arjen Robben every match, With the ball tied to his left boot on a string, he's perplexing defenders left, right and centre."

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