"Somos nós, a tua força, a tua voz, tu nunca estarás só, força Porto vençe por nos!"
"You might look at his (Paulo Ferreira) situation from an outsider’s perspective and think ’well this is a player who used to be very good but maybe he’s not at the level the team needs him to be in order to be starting all the time.’ But then you look at him closely and you notice that he goes to training every day with child-like excitement and is as talented and up for it as everyone else. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. What is happening here? Who is this player and why does he never play? He’s the perfect professional, the kind of professional I strive to be, the example, but he’s also not preachy in any way or excessively moralizing. He’s the kind of person that can turn your whole world upside down with just a couple of words. I’d never met anyone quite like him.” - Fernando Torres
"I kept saying to him, ’Fernando, you’re doing well, just keep on working. This is a difficult moment, but you have to find a way to turn it around. Don’t give up. Continue working and know that while yes, you’re on this side today, it can be the complete opposite tomorrow. Tomorrow you might be out there playing again like you used to.’” - Paulo Ferreira
"I ended up taking him as an example, as an ideal to strive towards. He made me believe again that rewards do exist and are the result of great amounts of effort and patience." - Fernando Torres (x)