Having a track record to live up to and the history of successes had become a hindrance. It becomes harder to break out of what people expect you to do.
A lot of young players don’t really know much about the history of the game and a lot of them are missing out on what the game is all about, especially the whole concept of sportsmanship and teamwork.
Very few conflicts in the history of the world have been satisfactorily concluded according to a published timetable, because you lose all flexibility in dealing with your opponents.
No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.
But every historical statement and legitimization itself moves within a certain relation to history.