- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) - Quotes from voters in this week’s Associated Press Global Football 10:


Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“Luis Suarez scored two goals in the final that put Barcelona at the top of the world. He had also scored three in the semifinal and has 24 in 24 games of the season. It is hard to find a better striker than him at the moment.”

Ubiratan Leal, trivela.com, Brazil

“It’s unusual to see Real Madrid thrash the opponent and Cristiano Ronaldo not be man of the match. Gareth Bale scored four times for Real, twice as much as Ronaldo, and was the biggest star in the 10-2 win against Rayo Vallecano.”

Jonathan Johnson, beIN Sports USA, France

“Paris Saint-Germain finished their domestic duties for 2015 with a 3-0 win at Caen and broke two new records: Laurent Blanc’s men have set a new benchmark high of 51 points at the midway point of a Ligue 1 season, and the 28-match unbeaten run is also a club record.”

Umaid Wasim, Dawn newspaper, Pakistan

“Luis Suarez was sensational, stepping up for Barcelona when they were shorn of the talismanic Lionel Messi and the sizzling Neymar and helped the Catalans to their third world title.”

Federico Giammaria, La Voz, Argentina

“In Japan, Luis Suarez’s eye for goal gave Barcelona the title of champion.”

Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“Another competition, another trophy for Barcelona. It wouldn’t have been right for any other team to be crowned world club champions, such has been Barca’s dominance in 2015.”

Manos Staramopoulos, Dimocratia, Greece

“(Theo) Walcott told the truth: “Players like (Mesut) Ozil make the difference.” And, indeed, the German international midfielder was the great protagonist for Arsenal in the 2-1 win over Manchester City.”

Francois Colin, De Standaard, Belgium

“If anyone had any doubts, Barcelona are now officially the best team in the world. Luis Suarez is always getting better.”

Mike McGrath, The Sun, England

“Real Madrid deserve full marks this week. It is not every week that a team gets to double figures.”

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

“Real Madrid had what amounted to a practice session against Rayo Vallecano, so Gareth Bale’s four goals and an assist didn’t carry as much weight as Luis Suarez’s two goals in the Club World Cup final.”

Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“Mesut Ozil was born to assist goals. The German has taken to hitting magical passes.”

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