“I’ve known Rafa for a long time and he does not have the ability to speak to the players, to speak on the field, And we are lacking someone with more … you know that I'm talking about, the two coconuts we have down there. You need two guys who can talk to the players and yell at them.”
-- Cuauhtemoc Blanco questioning the leadership of Mexico captain and former teammate Rafael Marquez.
“What can you expect from Cuauhtemoc Blanco? If you’d have told me that [the criticism] had come from an educated or serious person who is an example off the field, maybe [I would take it].”
-- Marquez in response.
“To Rafa Marquez who has said that I'm not a serious person and I'm not educated, I say to him if he doesn't consider it a lack of seriousness having your bags packed before playing a game and leaving us in the Copa America in Venezuela. As for the education part, I don't think he went to Harvard. I'm a man of the people and a proud Mexican.”
-- Blanco's retort. (MLSSoccer.com)