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Despite what some people think, I never asked to leave. I’d just been made captain of Leeds which in my eyes is a big, big deal.
An Indian captain is a friend, guide, philosopher to the players under him.
I kept my speeches short as captain. I focused on the key points of the opposition of the day. As coach, I was never afraid to give long speeches to the players throughout our preparations. It was important they had all the information possible.
We stay as a team. I might be England captain, but that doesn’t mean I get treated differently.
People like Howlin’ Wolf, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, Nina Simone, Captain Beefheart – all of these artists were what I grew up listening to every day of my life. And there’s a very healthy music scene in the west country of England, where I grew up.
If you are captain of a great team like Paris St-Germain there are lots of players like Zlatan, players who are known by everybody. So to be captain of that team gives you respect and, in football, respect is very important.
I would really love to play a superhero. That is definitely up there on my list. Captain Marvel especially. That would be so cool.
I have some NASA memorabilia from the early Apollo days that I can’t imagine parting with. I’ve always wanted to play sort of like a space cowboy, too, like the idea of Captain Kirk. I think that’s everybody’s dream though, right?
I haven’t stuck my head out to be captain of England.
Maybe it’s every kid’s dream to go into a pod and come out looking like Captain America. And you don’t even have to exercise or lift weights! It’s great!
When you are captain in any format, it definitely brings a lot of pressure on you and this is why its a big responsibility.
When I was the captain of a ship I never failed to bring my ship to port and I won’t fail to bring Romania to safe harbor. The belief that the president no longer represents the people is false.
Captain America is an interesting character because it makes you ask those questions in yourself as a writer. What do we want as a nation, what do we mean as a nation, what is our role in the world as a nation? What are our strengths and weaknesses as a country?
I was with Bremen in a good situation in the Bundesliga. I was the captain and was involved in everything to do with the club.
I am 25 years old, have been the captain of Inter for three years, and I am part of club history with my goals.
I like Captain America because I liked Captain America when I was younger.
I have often wondered why I was never captain of the Lakers.
In the 1958 World Cup final, Sweden scored against Brazil and Didi went to the back of the net and talked to all the players. And he was not the captain, but he behaved like one. Every player has to behave as if he was captain.
When you’re the conscious captain in your kitchen, you’ll feel better mentally and physically.
Being the captain is a great privilege and a responsibility to lead a great group with different cultures.
A captain who does not know where he wants to sail, there is no wind on Earth that will bring him there.
When I arrived at Juventus as the manager in 1999, Antonio Conte was the captain of the club, an Italy international, and a player who had a lot of influence in the dressing room – and when I needed a leader in the team, he was the obvious choice.
I’m not trying to steal the show. I tend to shy away from – I don’t want to say the spotlight – how about responsibility? It’s just very daunting. These movies are very intimidating. ‘Captain America.’ This is the stuff I struggle with.
If you look back at old Captain America comic strips, he used to fight Nazis, you know? The American ideal is standing up and saying, ‘No, that is not the status quo, and we will not accept that.’
I think it’s very important to send the message that, while parents are needed to remind you to practice and occasionally force you to finish things… they also need to learn to respect you. You as an individual, ultimately, are the captain of where you’re going.
It is in following Christ as our captain that we can win in our personal lives, families, churches, and communities.
Once we agree on the future, the present will be much easier. A captain who does not know where he wants to sail, there is no wind on Earth that will bring him there. We have first to decide where we want to go, where we want to sail.
I hope Darren Moore is a good manager, when he was my captain at Portsmouth, he could lead battleships out of water, he was that good.
Somebody came up with the idea of a double role, and I think ‘Hum Dono’ gave me a great double role – I played Captain Anand and Major Verma, the ‘haw-haw’ type of major.
Media were never allowed into an Australian dressing room until I became skipper. I changed that and invited them in at the close of play each day, thereby confirming for many administrators they had appointed a madman as captain.
My father was one of the fortunate wartime servicemen: he made a full recovery from his injuries, was promoted to captain, survived the war, had a satisfying career as a colonial officer and, eventually, died in February 2002, a month before his 85th birthday.
That was something I probably had to go through, a learning curve in terms of trying to develop into the captain I want to be.
I was captain of the rugby side at Shrivenham – as were my two brothers after me.
I know my brother can steer his own ship. He’s the captain of his own ship, and how he moves and how he do things. He’s a king in his world, I’m a king in my world. We’re two lions with a big mane. We’ve been in this world of boxing for a long time.
It’s every boy’s dream to play Captain Hook.
We can’t take such unfair criticism. It would be difficult for me to continue as captain if this unhealthy trend of demoralising the team after a few bad performances continues.
No doubt, if you go through records, Dhoni is India’s best captain to date. Beating Sourav Ganguly, he won the Tests, ODIs, and T20s, won both the World Cups. Nobody can deny that, but to give credit to a single person is not good; others should also get credit for winning the Cups.
One of the important things as a captain or coach is knowing what’s going on around you, and knowing the right thing to say at the right time.
For sure I would be a very emotional captain. A very hands-on captain.
When I was growing up, I was always looking for the most willfully uncommercial music: Whether it was Captain Beefheart or Frank Zappa or King Crimson, that’s what attracted me.
When you are captain, how to project yourself.
As a captain you probably take it more personally when the team doesn’t have as much success as you would like, which probably just makes me work harder.
Growing up, I had one very specific idea of what a wedding should be, and that was the wedding of Fraulein Maria and Captain von Trapp in ‘The Sound of Music.’
It all has to do with the director, the captain of the ship. He sets the pace, the mood. If the director is quiet, the set is quiet. If the director is loud, then everybody has to be louder to be heard.
My teammate Franco Baresi was a real captain. He was an example for everyone. Not a big talker. He never talked. But on the field or in training, he was No. 1.
I’ve played under Alan Pardew, Gianfranco Zola, Avram Grant, Sam Allardyce, Alan Curbishley and Slaven’s made me captain.
Jon Moxley – great performer. I’m sure he’s a nice guy. But at the end of the day, I think people are sick and tired of him, you know, being the captain of the ship.
The captaincy thing is brilliant, and I love it. But I didn’t start off playing cricket to captain England. I wanted to score runs and stuff.
Any captain will take some time to settle down. Nobody is an outstanding leader straightaway.
You will find the poet who wrings the heart of the world, or the foremost captain of his time, driving a bargain or paring a potato, just as you would do.
You know, the reward for ‘Captain America’ is amazing. It’s always fun to see a giant spectacle film and see the fun stuff – the special effects.
During my time we had two chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, at different times of course, on the bridge, both of whom asked my permission to sit on the captain’s chair.
I like dealing with people. I like being around people, and that side of me can try to get the best out of others, really. As a player and as a captain, I felt I did that.
The captain is not in total command of the match. The man who is possessing the ball at a given time is the captain.
When you are playing Under-17 or U-19, the captain is of the same age as the rest of us. His knowledge was also as limited as the other players, so there was greater responsibility on the bowlers to understand themselves and their bowling, read the pitch, and set fields accordingly.
As a director and captain of the ship, there are many things that demand your attention – crew members, locations, budget etc.
It has always been my ambition to be captain of Wales over a sustained period of time.
As a captain I think tactically I’ve been quite good.
Bierce radiates brilliancy, and perhaps no other man of letters ever had a more ready command of condensed expression. For him, each word has its unique place in the peerage of words, and he would not use a word out of place any sooner than he would thrust an ape into a captain’s saddle.
The support of the coaches Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly… Their experience as a captain, along with the belief they instill in us, is great.
To go back to visit the early days with Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, when she was the dance captain of ‘How to Succeed,’ and finding them again 25 years later and working with them on ‘Charity.’ That was really great fun.
It’s an honour to captain the West Indies.
Dhoni is a big player. He’s achieved a lot as a player and as a captain.
When you are captain at the same time, that’s when it gets difficult and when your own game starts to decay because you have other worries and pressures.
A captain shouldn’t be chosen on the amount of goals he’s going to score.
I always wanted to see why Captain America was on this team of Avengers. He’s got to have a reason – he can’t just be really fast and punch really hard.
I am happy to bowl wherever my captain wants me to bowl. If he tells me to bowl upfront and be aggressive with the new ball, I am happy to do that.
Being a captain means a lot – it’s not just about wearing the armband.
When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship.
As the captain, I was going to be having the dominant role in most of the episodes, and that was appealing. I wasn’t interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around.
Responsibility makes a player better. I was made the captain of Maharashtra senior team when I was 16 or 17. I know how to take the team forward. I had been through the responsibilities.
The execution of strategy is over to the captain and coach, as it always has been. It’s the right way to go. We need clear role allocations, the coach and the captain go and execute and my job is to plan for the future.
When Captain America knocks at your door, you answer.
The majority of the DC and Marvel comic lines are white male characters, and the minute you make Thor a woman or Captain America a black guy, the Internet is filled with hateful comments and people saying, ‘That’s not what Captain America is supposed to look like.’
I have been captain in the past and I know what it takes to gel a team and get it going.
I’m the captain of the Variety Club over in England, and so I’m playing golf for them once a week but doing odd bits.
The day you hear someone call me captain will be the day I buy a boat.
I’ve always wanted to play a coach in a movie, just to be the captain of anything in the pirate ship of my bathtub.
I certainly do not want to be remembered as a good captain who perhaps didn’t contribute with the bat as much as he might have done.
The way I’ve been brought up to play cricket, the captain has always taken accountability for success and defeat.
But I just think as a captain, everybody’s different.
I used to have a lot of recurring dreams about Captain Hook when I was a little kid, which I remember very vividly. But I think I just really liked Peter Pan a lot, and ‘Hook’ was my favorite movie.
When some kids get a sniff of the first team at a big club, you see them change. They can become big-time, especially so if they happen to be captain of the youth team.
I’ve seen so much good Tilly cosplay. I’ve seen a lot of Captain Killy. I’ve seen a Cadet Tilly with dreads. I’ve seen stuff – it’s the most incredible experience, and I think I probably fangirl over the cosplayers more than they do over me.
As a captain, you don’t have to worry about playing well, or recovering, or injury. As captain, you know the match is in the hands of the player, not you.
I have been given a fantastic opportunity to captain the Test side and will continue to work very hard at doing my best at that.
Captain is a good travelling name and so I take it.
You get spoiled on ‘Captain America,’ where your trailer’s two blocks long and it’s got three bedrooms.
To be able to say I am an Ashes-winning captain… just hearing those words and saying them myself is pretty special.
At 17, I already had responsibility because I took care of my family, but in the football I was young; I wasn’t experienced or the captain – I was just in the team.
There’s the pressure of being a No. 1 on the call sheet, being a lead actor. There’s almost this feeling like being captain of the team. You want to put a bit of energy into actually setting a good example.
The captain thing was really an honor, and it was really flattering for me. It was really something that I didn’t expect, and I would say that was the highlight of my career so far, being elected captain by my peers.
I was the sports captain in school. I’ve done everything – from javelin to discus to basketball to judo.
I’ll ensure that I go out there and enjoy my cricket and enjoy being captain of India.
People say, ‘All my son will read is ‘Captain Underpants,’ or ‘My son is crazy about shark books, is that O.K.?’ I want to be the person to say, ‘Yeah, that’s really O.K., as long as he’s motivated to want to read.’
As captain I enjoy the responsibility. Even when I didn’t have the armband I was doing a lot outwith the club so it has been an easy transition.
When I was eight or nine, I wrote a new version of ‘Peter Pan’ for the school play. They didn’t use it – I imagine it was unperformable – but as recompense for not doing my script, I was offered any role, and instinctively went for Captain Hook. I came on trying to be terrifying, but everyone laughed at me.
The conservative movement today is like that tall ship with its proud captain: strong, accomplished but veering off course into the dangerous and uncharted waters of big government republicanism.
‘Captain Marvel,’ whereby the steel trap is challenged, where the hero is a heroine, where the most powerful person who has the welfare of the future of the human race is a woman. What else can it be? Because that was the role of my mother when I was a kid.
My point is simple: When you win a match or a tournament, forget why the captain took certain decisions. Celebrate the victory. Do not try to analyse every decision.
My hero in comic books is Jack Kirby: ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Captain America,’ Marvel Comics. He was really the basis for Marvel Comics.
To be captain of such a huge club like Chelsea is a great personal achievement.
Selecting a strong team without giving the new captain appropriate time isn’t possible.
I had thirty weeks of prep on ‘Captain America.’ I have a small team of qualified, supportive, creative producers who are actually helping me achieve my vision of the film. I had a dream cast headed by Chris Evans. I had the best designers, artists, sculptors, craftspeople.
As a cricketer and captain, the lowest has the 2013 World Cup as it happened in India. Being the host team, we couldn’t qualify for the Super Six and it was a big platform to do well and showcase women’s cricket.
I know that it is a huge responsibility to be the captain, the No. 10, but I like it. I like the responsibility, the pressure, and I like playing football.
I was able to play for and captain my country.
Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored. We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook’s time than now. It’s amazing.
My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in the Air Force and she was in her junior year.
I am proud to be captain of an England team who believe in themselves and enjoy the way we play.
I was my high school football team’s captain, not because I was the guy who scored the most touchdowns, but the guy who was in the midst of every play.
As a coach I need to organise preparations for the team and give informed input to captain and the team to strategise better, inclusive of every player.
The biggest learning during my tenure as a captain was that, a lot of time, I used to think that this is common sense. But no, there is nothing called common sense.
The experience of shooting a film is about the script, the captain of the ship who is the director, and the way they push their actors and teams to give their best. It’s not about the language and the region.
Each picture has some sort of rhythm which only the director can give it. He has to be like the captain of a ship.
I saw ‘Captain America’ in 3D. It’s cool. I liked the beginning. It’s a really good setup.
One thing that brings me great, great joy is reading the reviews of ‘Civil War’ and seeing the much deserved credit that Chris Evans is getting for his performance as Captain America.
The AZ captain Teun Koopmeiners, a left-footed centre back who can sit in midfield, is probably the best player in Holland in defensive areas.
I don’t pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do.
I spent 34 months on the battleship Alabama, South Dakota-class. I was a gun captain. First we went to Russia for about 11 months with the British convoys. Then we were up in Norway and Scandinavia.
A captain sees you differently from the way you see yourself. You need a captain who can push you.
The main thing about being captain is keeping your own performance good, and then everything else should fall into place off the back of that.
The books I used to love as a kid, I used to read football books – and by that I mean soccer books – stories about boys in school who started to play football and then became the captain. I’d read them cover to cover. I just got lost in them.
The mythos of superheroes is our mythos today. They are American myths. ‘Captain America,’ ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Hulk’ – these are the biggest movies in the world. But sometimes, superhero movies can be a little bit thin.
As captain, you take a little bit more on board than probably just being a player.
Growing up as a young black girl in Potomac, Maryland was easy. I had a Rainbow Coalition of friends of all ethnicities, and we would carelessly skip around our elementary school like the powerless version of Captain Planet’s Planeteers.
I guess that compared to other comic strips, I’m edgy. But put me along something like ‘South Park,’ and I’m ‘Captain Kangaroo.’
I don’t envisage I will be captain again, but for two England managers, Steve McClaren and Fabio Capello, I was their first choice and I’m proud of that.
The way this whole novel thing came together was, I sold them one bill of goods and then didn’t communicate very well. I am like Captain Run-on Sentence.
I think that Matt Murdock, the way he kind of holds himself, he’s quite sensible at times, and he’s quite serious. I think he would admire Captain America – not that he wouldn’t admire Iron Man, but I think he probably be a little put off by his grandiosity.
There’s a character, Eon, I did back in the ‘Captain Marvel’ story. Eon came from a greasy smudge on a paper bag inside my kitchen being used for garbage. I went and got a paper and pencil, drew it up, and he became a character in that story. Things come from everywhere.
But I was club captain at Leeds, club captain at Fulham. If you’ve got a bad attitude you’re not getting those honours.
My mother was the only girl in the family. One brother was District Attorney of Odessa or something; another was teaching classical languages; another was a captain of a battleship of the Black Navy; and still another was a chemist and icthyologist.
Have you ever heard of a club captain who’s a bad egg? Me neither.
Being Bayern captain feels good and I think it’s logical a player from Munich should lead FC Bayern on to the pitch.
I created ‘Captain Underpants’ when I was in the second grade. I was constantly getting in trouble for being the class clown, so my teacher sent me out into the hallway to punish me. It was there in the hall that I began drawing ‘Captain Underpants’. Soon I was making my own comic books about him.
I was a team captain, I was the guy for the first couple years. And then all of the sudden I was just the backup. It wasn’t easy. I think it would be easy to bow my head and feel sorry for myself, but I knew as a captain I had to be a great teammate.
When you think of Bolton you think of the likes of Kevin Davies. He is a captain who leads by example and his qualities got him an England cap.
Even when I was playing, I was captain of the club pretty young and then I made sure I was always talking to the coaches and talking to people about other aspects of the game, not just playing it.
For more than three months, I had been president and primary owner of Spellman Investigations, and I can say with complete certainty that I had more power in this office as an underling. My title, it seemed, was purely decorative. I was captain of an unfashionable and sinking ship.
My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.
I’ve been the captain of a Premier League club, and I’ve coached some of the best players in the world.
When I was captain, John Wright was making all the decisions and I followed like an obedient student.
My first medal, the League Cup at Tottenham, that was a very proud moment for me. Being captain, and winning. But also winning the double in my first year at Arsenal, that was special.
One might almost say that the history of geographical discovery, properly so called, begins with Captain Cook, the motive of whose voyages was purely scientific curiosity.
One of the things that I really admire about the Marvel motion pictures is that, in one year, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ which was a taut political thriller, and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which was a cosmic comedy, came out, and they could not be more different, and yet they both felt very Marvel.
As a player, when things are going against you, you look to the captain to inject some energy but I don’t see any of that from Amla.
I became captain after playing 17 years for India so probably I became captain by default because nobody else wanted it.
Of course, there is no greater honour than to captain your own country.
Michael Owen was made a captain ahead of me.
I collected X-Men, Spider-Man, and Daredevil comics. I definitely had a few Captain America comics lying around in those protective plastic baggies.
There isn’t an amount of money you could offer me to do reality TV. I would rather get my job back on the building site. Or I could own a construction business. Maybe I could retire to my house in Long Island and take up painting, like Captain Beefheart. A crazy recluse: I like that idea.
Zizou has been a leader wherever he has played. He was the captain of France, a World Cup winner and been a winner in all the clubs he played for. So he has enough experience to handle and manage a group. More importantly, he is a man who everyone respects.
When I first became captain the job was new and refreshing and didn’t affect my batting. I was still in the same mental pattern I had had for 10 years; batting came first and captaincy fitted in with that.
When I first came into the side as captain, I was accused of being quite conservative, quite negative, and just doing what Andrew Strauss did.
Virat is everywhere. He is hands on, and very communicative. That’s what you want in a captain.
The whole idea of Captain America was borne of a time 80-something years ago. That was a time of the Second World War, and it was an antifascist idea. You had this idea of it being a soldier-warrior. That was the construct for a hero.
I’m constantly aware of my responsibility; I don’t need the captain’s armband to feel that.
The SA, that is the – shorthand, those are the storm troopers. Those are the folks who are commanded by Captain Ernst Rohm.
The scariest stunt I’ve ever done was on ‘Captain America.’ We were doing some underwater sequence. I was in a submarine, and Chris Evans had to break the glass, and the water had to fill up quickly in the submarine.
You want to try and bring a character to life in an honest a way as you possibly can. It doesn’t matter whether he’s a doctor, an actor, a car salesman or a captain of a starship. If you can bring truth and honesty to that character, then your audience will believe you.
When you are no longer England captain, you suddenly realise it’s over, you are no longer England captain, and you appreciate what you had.
I have been captain for my Delhi team.
Look at France and Didier Deschamps; he was just a guy who just did his job but he was captain of one of France’s most successful teams. Then you’ve got Iker Casillas; he’s not into PR or things like that, but he’s one of the most successful captains of Spain.
I actually was the captain of the football team. I went to Catalina Foothills High School, and I played football all four years. I started on Varsity my sophomore year, and senior year I was captain.
My first trip as a captain against Pakistan in 2003 – we had never won there before, but then we won both the Test Matches and One-Days.
The traits I picked from my conversation with Captain Gopinath was his honesty. He was completely possessed at each stage by what he was doing. When he was in the army, he was possessed there. He was possessed when he started Udupi hotel or while doing agriculture. He is a perfectionist and he is very impatient.
Earlier, I would never focus on how I looked because I thought I was just ‘OK.’ So my focus was on being well-read, good in studies, school captain. My personality depended on what I read, not on some magical genetic thing.
When I was doing ‘Family Ties,’ I was not quite that mellow as a real father. In fact, my wife used to call me Captain Von Trapp from ‘The Sound of Music.’ I tended to be a little more authoritarian. I had been a very disciplined child myself, so I made the mistake of thinking one size fits all.
I very rarely saw Tom Kite around. I’ve talked to Tom about it. I don’t think Michael Jordan needed to be on the captain’s cart with Kite; he needed to be walking in the gallery, supporting them from outside the ropes.
Batman is pretty much a self-trained guy. I think it would be fun to do a character like Superman or Captain Marvel or maybe Green Lantern, somebody who’s got a completely different resource for fighting crime and fighting villains.
There was a period after my first solo album came out that about 50 per cent of my work was with symphonies and big bands. We did the Captain and Tennille as well, but it ended up being about 50-50.
I’m not a good rapper. For whatever reason, my brain does not work that way. I just do the beginning, like, ‘Yeah, yeah! Ha ha! Woo! What up? Come on! Get at me!’ I’m Captain Hook.
I am a great believer that a captain is as good as his team.
A wise man has to always listen to the peers he surrounds around himself. That’s why you surround yourself with other smart people. Captain Kirk keep Mr. Spock right beside him.
I’m very thrilled and excited to have been given the opportunity to captain England.
There can be only one Captain to a ship.
When I came up in hip hop, there was no such thing as a Puerto Rican rapper doing hip hop for many mainstream people, so I was the ship, the captain, and the crew.
I didn’t want to be captain, I wanted to have more free time. I didn’t want that added pressure at that particular time, but they actually insist, insist, insist, so I said OK. So I thought, just get on with it.
When I was drafted to Smackdown, I was like, ‘Hell yes, I’m going to captain this ship.’ Then I was like, ‘Oh, wait, you’re losing your best friend and travel partner and the person you enjoy having matches with the absolute most.’ That’s Charlotte. We travel together, and she is my best friend.
Captain Clarke who had gone out yesterday with eighteen men to bring in the meat we had killed the day before, and to continue the hunt, came in at twelve o’clock.
The first movie that made me cry was ‘Dead Poets Society.’ That one gets me. ‘O Captain! My Captain!’ That moment kills me.
Nobody is a born captain. He learns with time.
Being captain of the national team is definitely something you can feel.
Whether you’re a second lieutenant working with a captain and a lieutenant colonel, or a four-star general working with the Office Secretary of Defense and the White House, the decision makers have got to have ground truth. Otherwise, the decisions they make could be flawed – and that can be dangerous.
I love performing for kids, but you can’t play down to them, of course. Then it would be ‘Captain Kangaroo.’
I always felt gratified as a player when Jim Courier was captain, and I knew he had been in any possible scenario I might face on the court. It’s amazing to sit with someone like him, and to draw confidence from what he says, or even just nothing.
As captain of the Australian team we will do whatever it takes to make sure this game continues to grow.
Winston Churchill inspired my leadership philosophy. I’ve read a huge number of his writings, especially his diaries from the Second World War. His thoughts on leadership and duty have helped me as England captain.
The captain at international level has to be someone who is one of the first names on the team sheet, someone who has the respect of the other players and someone who has good leadership qualities.
I love Captain Cold. I have him on my door at the office. He’s grounded; he doesn’t want to rule the world. He’s not necessarily driven by ego, which a lot of villains are.
It’s not the armband that makes a good captain – it’s the force of personality.
As captain, I want us to be ambitious; I want us to be winners – but above all, I hope we will show how much we love the game by passing the ball and achieving success through our technical and tactical approach.
I don’t feel any more pressure or expectation because I’m captain. I want to win.
‘Captain America’ was probably the most universally positive experience I’ve had in this mad business.
I think most people thought that because I am quite reserved and private, I wouldn’t make a good captain.
I took responsibility in Munich from the beginning. But I could not walk in with splayed elbows into the club and say, ‘Here comes the Schalke captain.’
Way back as a child playing football on the beach, you dream of being a player representing your national team on the big stage – and now I get to be the captain. It’s something money can’t buy.
Throughout my career I have done it my way and used my stubborn streak. I thought the best way to captain was to shut out all the noise – I did it with my batting and thought ‘that has served me well, so why change it?’
Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books, I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee, who became famous later on with Marvel Comics.
How do you try to play ‘Captain Hook’ better than, or as well as, Dustin Hoffman? You can’t. It’s perfection.
In the liberal remake of ‘Casablanca,’ the police captain comes upon the scene of the shooting and orders his men to ’round up the usual weapons.’ It’s always the weapon and never the shooter.
I decided to make ‘Captain America’ because I realized I wasn’t doing the film because it terrified me. You can’t make decisions based on fear.
I was a quiet kid – I didn’t think I needed to be the funniest guy. I was always more of a listener. I went to 12 different schools, and I wasn’t the charismatic dude, but I was captain of the track team and wrestling team.
I think the toughest part for me was when Herschelle said that he obviously looked up to his Captain, and he felt if his Captain could do it, then so could he, and that to me was when it really struck home.
I used to see Michael Vaughan play at the club and then to watch him captain England was inspiring.
I was captain of Wales; I’ve been captain of numerous football clubs.
I’ve definitely grown into the job after that difficult first Test against Pakistan. I’d been captain for the Sri Lanka one-dayers, which hadn’t gone well, and all the talk was that I only had that one Test as captain.
I am the master of my fate and I am the captain of my boat. While ups and downs are a part of everyone’s journey, how you face it makes you the person or artiste you are.
Obviously, you feel good when the skipper believes in you, considers you as main player. It boosts your confidence because your captain is showing confidence on you.
I had played in a tournament with the captain of the University of Minnesota’s golf team, and he thought I was good. He called his coach, and the coach called me and recruited me. A five-minute phone call changed my life.
What I find interesting about Captain Action is that he is more an adventurer and spy than he is a soldier.
My father, a captain in the 5th Battalion of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, landed in Normandy the day after D-Day.
Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship, came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain.
Captain William Thomas Turner, hero; villain, Schwieger. As I started doing research into him and into the submarine and so forth, I found that I was growing increasingly sympathetic to him. He’s a young guy, 30, handsome, well-liked by his crew, humane.
If I have food in the house and I’m laying in bed, I go, ‘I bet that Captain Crunch is lonely in the cupboard.’
Suddenly in the end when it’s over, you feel a big weight on your shoulders. That’s the role of the captain. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes like that in sport.
In the last James Bond movie, the villain was a culture captain, a tycoon of culture, a Murdoch figure. It’s not as if people don’t know what is going on.
Back in the 1950s and ’60s, J. M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’ – starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard – was regularly aired on network television during the Christmas season. I must have seen it four or five times and remember, in particular, Ritchard’s gloriously camp interpretation of Captain Hook.
As a captain, I don’t have long-term targets in my mind as it is better to go with short targets.
My lord, I will tell you what the case was. I was coming up within a league of the Dutchman, and some of my men were making a mutiny about taking her, and my gunner told the people he could put the captain in a way to take the ship, and be safe.
‘Star Trek’ came along fairly early. And I don’t know what they saw in me that said Captain Kruge, because I hadn’t done anything remotely like that, but it worked out.
It did surprise me to be made captain. The obvious issue is my English. It’s not that great, so communicating with players is not always easy. But I am thriving on the responsibility, both on and off the field.
My father was a Tuskegee Airmen captain in the Air Force and a very strong personality. He believed in fairness and ethics and living up to the commitments you make to others. He ultimately became a judge, and he would talk to me over and over about how important it is to be fair.
If you have a character named Captain America, he is, by default, a political character.
Jay Jay Okocha. On and off the field he was the captain you looked for.
Henry Fonda’s son: That’s how everybody identified me until Easy Rider came along. Good old Captain America.
In world cricket, I think Joe Root is a fine captain.
Sometimes in T20, you need to bowl only one over, and once the captain has given you that one over, irrespective of whether it is good or bad, that one over is out of the equation. That actually helps you, that one over. By the time the batsman figures out what you are trying to do, you get rid of one over.
The captain tag is something that every head coach in this league takes seriously.
A captain has to be able to look a player in the eye before he starts his run-up or goes out to bat.
I’m really enjoying my time at Tottenham – it’s a great feeling to be the captain too. I think I can be proud of that.
I can understand the argument that the captain should always be there to lead from the front.
I was a biology major. But I also happened to be captain of the basketball team and first chair in band.
I’ve had lots of things that didn’t work out, like TV shows. You learn a lot through mistakes – I learned that you have to be the captain of your ship. Actually, I own my ship.
If I were to fight one Marvel superhero, I think I would fight Captain America. We would start all aggressive and then both realise how much we liked and respected one another. We would be friends.
Harry Kane shows every season his importance. You can’t say anything else but the fact that he’s such an important player, a captain, a leader and a player who is pushing all the time, pushing the team to get higher.
There was a little less pressure to be fit on ‘The Avengers’ than ‘Captain America.’ I had just finished ‘Captain America,’ so I was already built. Plus, ‘Captain America’ has that one scene dramatic scene where my transformation is revealed. ‘The Avengers’ has not one shirtless scene.
I was a huge fan of the original ‘Star Trek,’ and I’d never even dreamed that I would someday be captain of a starship.
It feels good that the captain has so much of confidence in you that he gives you freedom to do whatever you want.
I think anyone who wants to go up against Captain Marvel ought to be worried.
In South Africa, we’ve been watching these movies all our lives – ‘Batman,’ ‘Superman,’ ‘Captain America’ – and every time the mask comes off it’s a white man.
I had a long run as a captain. I had some fantastic ups and also quite a few lows in between.
Whoever you name as captain, it’s a hard choice.
My job is to help Virat in the field. He is the captain, and whenever he looks up around, I should be around to complement him and help him as much as I could.
Dhoni is easily the best captain Indian team had ever had, whatever people say.
Anyway, I’ve never been captain in 16 years in the NHL. But that didn’t stop me being a leader in my own way.
I was captain and should have set the example. I would lift a minimum of weights. Mine was natural physical strength. I always thought quickness and agility were much more important.
I was 35 years old and in a position to take a shot at whatever I wanted to try. The Air Force said I was too old to fly fighter jets. I thought about becoming a fishing boat captain, before deciding that acting seemed pretty cool.
I’ve been collecting comics since I was 10 years old. One of the first books I ever got my hands on was a Captain America-Falcon team-up.
You need the management personnel who can help you out with various things. The captain can’t be asked to get into every decision.
I haven’t yet figured out how I was made first captain, because I was not an outstanding student. I was an adequate student.
Obviously as players we want to play every game. But when you do miss out, I strongly believe the job is to not sulk and make things uncomfortable for those picked or the captain.
I’d love nothing more to play a strong leading male in a Marvel thing. I read they are about to make comic book hero Captain Britain and I thought that would be an amazing part to play.
It is when your team is losing that the captain has to keep the players together. He has to fight for them.
I’ve never been a captain of a team. But people always listen just because of my work ethic.
I am a big fan of Virat Kohli. He is a captain who always wants to win matches on the field and I love that passion in him.
I had a great experience working with Dynamite on Masks, and had just gotten started on a stint on The Shadow with them when they floated the idea of a Captain Action series. I’ve been a little obsessed with the character since I was first introduced to him in the pages of Amazing Heroes back in the early 1980s.
I want to be the guy the captain can trust.
In Medford, I awaked the Captain of the Minute Men; & after that, I alarmed almost every house, till I got to Lexington.
My record probably is better when I’m captain than when I’m not. That sort of pressure doesn’t really bother me.
I am very proud to be the captain of the German national team.
I really wanted to write the death of Captain Kirk.
I really wanted to be a captain of industry. I worked at Unilever as brand manager for Lynx after university. While I don’t regret leaving, I wish I still had a bit of power.
Adaptability is one of the biggest strengths that I have. To make decisions on the field, try and convince my captain to change fields, try and make him give that extra couple of overs.
One of the problems in the Navy is that tradition of being captain of the ship. And an awful lot of people can be retired in the Navy, get over it, get a life, and go on. But there’s a lot who can’t. And when they have to give up the ship, they got to be captain of something, every single day.
But I did a lot of boxing and I was captain of an Australian surf club.
A high-profile player has to toe the line and I try to lead by example. A lot of guys appreciate that, and it is an advantage to have somebody as captain whom the players feel they can look up to; somebody whose door they can knock on to talk about anything on cricket or life.
No one has approached me about Captain Marvel. But I don’t know if I’d even want to play Captain Marvel. I would much rather play a villain and be nasty. It’s more fun.
The black community wants to buy things and want to see themselves portrayed in a certain way. And if they don’t like what they see, then they won’t spend their money. Everyone’s not gonna always relate to Captain America; everyone is not going to always relate to Thor. A lot of characters just don’t speak to them.
I love Captain Marvel. I’d love to see a Captain Marvel movie.
I did a character called Captain Q for Nestle’s Quik. Those commercials were kind of funny.
To me it’s like, every time I’m a director, like today, you’re the captain of the ship, so you better dress like it. You’re the host of the party.
I’m like a ship captain: I have a woman in every port.
What little success I may have won in life I attribute to the loyalty I had for a dear old friend who was my first steel master, whom you perhaps have never heard of: Captain Bill Jones.
When I was a player the mentality was black people would make good players but weren’t captain material or managerial material. That stereotyping existed.
I will be captain for my teammates and be captain of Manchester United is an important achievement for me but I think everyone is the captain, everyone needs to help and be a leader in their own way, leadership is different in every player.
Captain Britain is not about representing an empire, he’s about standing up for everyone and fighting for the betterment of all.
I think as a leader, as a captain, it’s important to back your instincts, whatever you feel. Yes, it is important to take advice from your colleagues, but in the end what your instincts tell you, you should back that.
I was working in restaurants as a captain and as a waiter.
My first medal, the League Cup at Tottenham, that was a very proud moment for me. Being captain, and winning. But also winning the double in my first year at Arsenal, that was special.
The prime minister’s job is to captain his team, his party and his government.
I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket.
I believe if I was white I would’ve been England captain for more than 10 years.
I ran the high school newspaper and was in student government. I played sports my whole life but was never picked as captain.
My mother would thump me sharply on the head with a thimble or a spoon if I became too noisy with the whistle when I was playing I was a steamboat captain. She had no sense of the dignity of command.
Respect is the most essential thing about captaincy. Respect between the captain and players is important. It is give and take.
My childhood was a happy one. I was captain of the school sports team and played cricket after class. I had five younger siblings and a large loving family that lived together. We are still very close.
You don’t have to be captain to have an opinion.
I call people ‘captain’ a lot and it makes them feel special. Until they hear me using it for everyone, that is.
To captain your team to promotion in one of the most gruelling leagues in the world is right up there, it goes very high on my list. It’s something I’m immensely proud of – I don’t think it quite sinks in.
A director is the captain of the ship; he gets the vision of the film much before anyone else can. While I want to experiment with characters, I know a good director means I am in safe hands.
My parents came from working-class, small-peasant, farm-labourer backgrounds and had made the grade during the fascist years; my father came out of the army as a captain.
I am very happy with it, it is a great honour to be the captain of your country.
When I first became captain of the Indian cricket team in 2000, many well-wishers and journalist friends gifted me the classic Mike Brearley book, ‘The Art of Captaincy.’ I mean no disrespect to the book or Mr, Brearley, who I admire a great deal, but books or team meetings don’t make you good captains.
You will always be judged as a Liverpool player but, as a captain, you will be judged on what you win, basically. If you’re doing well, and the team is winning everything, you become a very good captain.
When I was a player I used to feel that you are the captain of your own bowling, which I would like to try and inculcate, especially in the bowling group. That is important. All of them must believe that they are leaders.
I was captain in Atletico at 19, playing in the same team as Demetrio Albertini, who won three Champions Leagues, and Sergi Barjuan from Barcelona, who had won everything, and they were 32, 33. I was a kid as captain, so I wasn’t the real captain, just a kid learning from them.
It’s part of the captain’s job to keep people on their toes.
Among the fables that inspired the British Admiralty’s cartographic assignments to Captain James Cook in the 1770s and Captain George Vancouver in the 1790s was a 1640 account under the name of Bartholomew de Fonte that appeared in a journal with the delightful title ‘The Monthly Miscellany, or Memoirs for the Curious.’
What’s interesting was with all the shows I did on Broadway, I was either the dance captain or the assistant choreographer – I sort of worked my way up to that kind of thing – and I always was interested in more than just the dancers and the numbers. I would always sneak into the room and watch the scene work.
What people don’t understand is… because I became captain of Australia, I have no say in who gets a contract. Simon Katich was not dropped from a team when I was captain of Australia or when I was a selector.
When I arrived at Roma, someone defined me as Giotto, ‘The Painter,’ but the nickname I prefer is the one I got from Captain Francesco Totti, ‘The Little Prince.’
The team should have implicit confidence in the captain’s decisions.
In a way, Captain America is the most grounded of the main Marvel superheroes. He is basically just a man, only more so. He doesn’t fly across the sky like Iron Man. He isn’t from another world like Thor. He doesn’t turn into a green monster.
I’d come out of the army after five years as a medic. I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals, and I was a Captain in the army at the end, in 1945.
I wanted to play a good guy after doing this lunatic on The Sopranos for two years. And then they did the sequel to Bad Boys, where I get to play the barking captain again.
My dad does watch my work now. My parents watch everything I’m on. I think the first time they saw something was ‘Captain America,’ and he called me, and he was so elated.
I want to develop an atmosphere where the selectors, captain, and coach are on the same page because, unless this happens, there will be no turnaround in our cricket.
I think ‘chuffed to bits’ is a very Yorkshire way of describing my feelings for my friend and county team-mate Joe Root on his promotion to England captain.
Among the New Hollanders whom we were thus engaged with, there was one who by his appearance and carriage, as well in the morning as this afternoon, seemed to be the chief of them, and a kind of prince or captain among them.
When I drew Captain America in ‘The Ultimates,’ I hated my Cap, even though some people are like, ‘Man, your Cap’s cool!’ and they made statues out of it.
To be mentioned as a Test captain was a big surprise.
It’s not a successful captain that makes a successful team.
It’s not an issue for me if I captain England in 42 Tests or in 50. It’s a question of what is best for the team in Test and one-day cricket.
I resigned from captaincy because I wanted the new captain to get enough time for preparing a team before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
I am honoured to be appointed Test captain.
Throughout my entire life, I’ve always been a captain. I was the captain of my high school team. I was the captain at Oklahoma State University. I was the captain of the 2008 Olympic team.
When I started my pathway, black players were often considered to be good wingers, good players, but not captain or management material. It has changed since then, which is pleasing, but we still have so far to go.
As far as I’m concerned, it’s just my mum getting it out there saying she wants her son to be England captain.
One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain’s chair of the Enterprise.
I wanted to be Stan Laurel, then I wanted to be Fred Astaire and then Captain Kangaroo. I actually started out as a radio announcer when I was 17 and never left the business, so that’s literally 70 years.
What is Captain America’s relevance? Is there a Captain America that makes any sense anymore? All of those questions I thought were very topically important to not just discuss but to go on a real exploration in a deep dive sort of way.
The weather became so intensely cold that we sent for all the hunters who had remained out with captain Clarke’s party, and they returned in the evening several of them frostbitten.
No matter who the captain is, on the hockey pitch it’s the goalkeeper who is leading the side because we have the best view of the field.
As a captain, I have to be courageous but I also want to be nice off the pitch.
But what I say to people who don’t know me and listen to people who say I’m a bad egg or whatever is that I was club captain at Fulham and club captain at Leeds.
Sports were a big part of my life. I was the captain of the basketball team in high school, and captain of the basketball team at Princeton.
Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ was inspired by Cinthio’s ‘A Moorish Captain’; his ‘Hamlet’ came from Saxo Grammaticus’s ‘Amleth.’
As a captain, I can’t make the same mistake twice. As a player, you can get away with that, but if the captain does that, then it affects the whole team.
I’m a big supporter of Joe Johnston and I think that ‘Captain America’ is going to be really fun and I gather that the story is really interesting. It just wasn’t what I wanted to do next, to be honest.
My mind became so frazzled by the end of the 1974 season that I decided the thing to do was give up playing for England and concentrate on Yorkshire. I felt the only way to succeed was to captain and play every match for Yorkshire.
I never really thought of myself as a captain. I always thought of myself as a guy trying to win games, a guy who could look back and have no regrets.
With the second ‘Captain America,’ we really pushed the envelope in terms of what this guy is capable of, which I was excited to see. Because in the first ‘Captain America,’ he’s just strong. In ‘Avengers,’ it was still, in my opinion, a little bit ‘punch, punch, kick, kick.’
But, ultimately, it is up to the captain to decide whether she wants to accept a suggestion or not. But, as a senior member of the team, I will always give suggestions for the betterment of the team, whenever I can come up with any.
In terms of big spectacle, I thought ‘Captain America 2’ was phenomenal. I really loved that movie, and it was a great movie as a stand-alone.
This perception that a good captain is someone who beats his chest and roars like a lion and gives big Churchillian speeches, that’s just not what leadership is about for me.
Hollywood is a lot like high school. Everyone was interested in what the head cheerleader was doing and what the captain of the football team was doing and if they were dating each other.
Obviously, you want to get big runs. But then, as a captain, you want to play on result-oriented wickets.
The captain tag is something that players vote on, head coaches they give their title to. It requires a player that you think exemplifies leadership.
You’re only England captain for a very short space of time.
No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.
I was really sad after ‘The Avengers’ when I realized I was not going to have a part in ‘Thor 2’ or ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ But I’m not arguing with my fantastic plane and my really cool car.
Ultimately I’m the captain, but if someone can’t get themselves in the right state to play, it’s not my job. If they don’t want to come into work determined to be the best they can be, they’re in the wrong job.
To say that I wanted to become the captain is entirely incorrect. When Dhoni became captain and I played under him, we won the T20 World Cup.
My record probably is better when I’m captain than when I’m not. That sort of pressure doesn’t really bother me.
When I was kid I always wanted to be either the captain of the England cricket team or I wanted to be a river bailiff.
Captain Kirk has been a source of pleasure and income for a long time.
I have done nothing wrong as captain of the Delhi Krrish Smashers franchisee in the IBL.
The contribution of Anthony William Greig to English cricket has been underestimated because of his allegiance to Kerry Packer and his choice to recruit players for World Series Cricket while still the England captain. His critics hold that as a black mark against him, which rules out anything else he may have done.
Although I am not in the thick of things when it comes to T20 cricket, but as an ODI captain, I’d like to give more stability to the players.
I am the captain of Madrid, and I will defend my team.
My biggest dream since I was a kid was to be the woman sneaking on the pirate ship dressed like a man, who was this great sword fighter, and the captain fell in love with her.
I try to take myself as a leader, as a captain.
In my experience, ‘SNL’ has Lorne Michaels, who is, you know, the captain of the ship and gives the show direction and a singular focus, whereas ‘MadTV’ – even in my 13 episodes there – had maybe one too many cooks and was a bit more chaotic creatively.
I get a little tighter when I have to play the perfect Captain American-type of dude.
My thinking is that once the captain sends you at a particular number, then your job is to perform and get runs at that number. Nothing else should matter.
My relationship with Moratti goes beyond the normal ties between a president and a captain. I was an unknown and he believed in me. It’s something that I will never forget. Indeed, I will always thank him for that.
As a captain, I am concerned about my team and how I perform. I have hopes from my own self and very high hopes from my team members.
To be captain and win a lot at Juventus, to play for 20 years, to play in the World Cup, European Cup, I think I had a good career, no?
Growing up, I had one very specific idea of what a wedding should be, and that was the wedding of Fraeulein Maria and Captain von Trapp in ‘The Sound of Music.’
You have to think for your team-mates and give them positive response. Whatever happens as a captain you have to take the responsibility. Backing my team-mates and supporting them was the biggest learning.
Cassano? His talent has never been in question, but his character has. As Italian captain and a big admirer I can only wish him to control his nerves better.
It’s an immense pride for me to be captain of the national team.
Usually a captain will allow his bowler to set the field, while exercising overall control and maintaining the authority to step in if he sees fit.
Whenever the lion fish in the fish tank in the captain’s ready room died it was always a sad moment.
I was sporty in high school. I played tennis and hockey, and was basketball captain. Then I went to university and stopped doing sport and started eating ice cream.
By and large, the making of motion pictures is all about, ‘Let’s ratchet it up.’ And I always think, ‘We don’t need to ratchet this up.’ If you do, don’t call it ‘Captain Phillips’ or ‘The Maersk Alabama.’ Call it something else, and then you have carte blanche to do anything, down to sea serpents and aliens.
Captain America and the Avengers were my favorite characters as a kid.
As I get older, I think I’m going to continue to be a better player and a better captain.
I began my journey as a captain when I was just 21-22 and leading the Indian side for so many years has helped me also grow as a person. My growth as a person pretty much has happened on the ground along with teammates.
He is a very positive captain; he is proactive as well as reactive. He is keen to read the game, to get in there, and he never stops thinking about the game, the situation, and trying to turn it to his advantage. He has been very good for the game.
I wasn’t thrilled about ‘The Sound Of Music’ – not the movie itself but my role in it. Captain Von Trapp was a bore, and they tried to help by giving it a bit more cynicism, but it wasn’t my favourite role. I enjoyed the music, and I loved Julie Andrews.
I always wanted to captain the teams I played in.
I think a captain is someone who captains on the cricket field but, most of the leadership that happens is off the cricket field. It’s very easy to captain people on the cricket field, but if you can start leading them off the cricket field, and show them that trust, what you have in them.
I was meant to date the captain of the football team, I was going to be on a romantic excursion every Saturday night, I was destined to be collecting corsages from every boy in town before prom, accepting such floral offerings like competing sacrifices to a Delphic goddess.
I want to conquer the unknown. I really, really want to live on the water and captain my own boat. I have dreamed of going around the world on a boat.
The ‘Next Generation’ and ‘Voyager’ are about even; I think ‘Voyager’ is mildly superior, although Picard is the quintessential captain.
Any captain can only do his best for the team and for cricket. When you are winning, you are a hero. Lose, and the backslappers fade away.
The beauty of Captain America is that you didn’t have to come from a distant planet, like Superman, or he didn’t have to be born into a family of billionaires like Bruce Wayne. He happened to be in the right place at the right time, and someone gave him a magic potion, and he grew muscles and became a superhero.
I was the guy who had been bouncing around the film industry for years, and I’d been lucky if five or 10 people would see my movies, so Captain Jack did a big flip for my career.
According to me, a leg-spinner is such a character who, on his day, can win the match for you if he is bowling well and has the support of the captain and the coach.
Bill Macy is the most incredible, humble, and hungry human being, and that is the captain of our ship. He is phenomenal. We still laugh together, and we still talk and text and check on each other.
I was only a gun captain on the battleship Alabama for 34 months. People have called me a hero for that, but I’ll tell you this – heroes don’t come home. Survivors come home.
I like it when the captain comes to me and says, ‘We’re really desperate for a wicket, can you get us one?’ or when we really need something to happen in a Test match.
I was always the captain of every club I played for, so I would expect to be somebody who put themselves forward.
I think about myself as like an ocean liner that’s been going full speed for a long distance, and the captain pulls the throttle back all the way to ‘stop,’ but the ship doesn’t stop immediately, does it? It has its own momentum and it keeps on going, and I’m very flattered that people are still finding me useful.
Usually in features, I’m the lead. I consider the director the captain, but I consider myself the first mate, and it’s up to me to keep in contact with the heart of the crew.
When you step out of the team environment you think, ‘Wow, I’m England captain and we’ve just won the Ashes.’
When I was named captain under Mark Sampson, there were a lot of questions about whether I was ready for it. I wasn’t a certain starter. There were more experienced players than me; I was only 25. I was trying to nail down a centre-half spot, and it was a difficult situation.
I always thought that the badge a cop has was more like the shield that Captain America has. It’s an obvious sign of good and something you’ll protect other people with, but it will also protect you.
I was treated like a state enemy after throwing the captain’s armband. Things went a lot further than I thought. I am the only one that paid a price as I’m no longer part of the national team. I sacrificed myself so that the team won’t be booed anymore and players won’t be cursed.