Brighton/Oslo (VG) The Norway star called the 0-8 strike against England “unimaginable”. She is now ready for what is required of her and her teammates ahead of the last group game against Austria.
– I think tomorrow is all about one thing – demonstrating a work ethic. We must show a completely different side, be mentally and physically clear. We’re going to give it our all – which would require a Norway win to play the quarter-finals next week,” Hegerberg says at the press conference the day before the broadcast match on TV2 on Friday.
After the big loss to England, Hegerberg played a leading role as a group leader, and the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner tells us what she contributed:
– My role was to bring in knowledge and experience with the goal of raising girls. It is important to admit what happened, there is no point in hiding, but still find solutions to the way we want to appear. A lot of capacity will be needed to work tomorrow. I brought the gang with me to reset it, it is important for pride and self-respect, she tells the press and continues:
– The best sports are nasty and brutal. Therefore, one must constantly be aware of the scenarios that may arise. It was unreasonable for us to make such a mistake (against England). “We have to make an effort tomorrow,” she said from the podium, which also includes Barcelona player Ingrid Serstad Engin and national team manager Martin Sjogren.
The latter received a lot of criticism after the 0-8 loss to England and again had to respond to the actions of the previous three days. He noted that the team had worked together to turn around and start over.
– We’ve all worked with ourselves, but also together as a group to start building energy again in recent days, he says.
I am myself when things are going well and when things are going wrong. I think it is important to drive in the most difficult moments. At the same time, I think it is important to acknowledge what we have experienced. We must put our soul into it, says Ada Hegerberg.
The Lyon striker points out that they are playing for more than themselves.
It is important to realize that many have traveled to England. We are playing for a new generation and we should be very proud of them. We play more than ourselves. This is why it is important that we perform and deliver. It is about inspiration. She says it is inspiring for us to see everyone who has made this journey so far.
Midfielder Ingrid Serstad Engin also made a promise at the press conference: that the Norwegian people can expect to see a completely different team on the field on Friday night.
– You will see a team giving everything we have. We all want to show ourselves from a different side. Show the fans that we do not accept such an achievement as in the previous match, she says and continues:
– But it will be a tough match. If we play like we usually do, we can create many chances. I see opportunities, but I expect a tough match. “We have to be on a different level than last time,” says the midfielder from Barcelona.
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