After two straight gold, 2016 and 2017, had the Linköping a hearty dip last season. Spelarflykt had meant that you had to start building again.
For the gold in 2016 disappeared from denmark Pernille Harder to Wolfsburg and Stina Blackstenius to Montpellier. Spelartapp that Linköping were able to manage.
But when Magdalena Eriksson and Jonna Andersson of the year after went to Chelsea, Jessica Samuelsson to Arsenal and Kristine Minde and Claudia Neto to Wolfsburg did not manage the blood-letting.
To landslagsstjärnan Kosovare Asllani returned after the game in PSG and Manchester City were not enough. Last season was choppy, and Linköping, sweden finished fifth, clearly distanced by the tättrion Piteå, Gothenburg and Rosengård.
again. Landslagsanfallaren Stina Blackstenius is back. Asllani during the winter the national team level has shown that perhaps she is better than ever in their free announcement. Landslagsforwarden Mimmi Larsson has enlisted from the town of Eskilstuna.
And will, out of the seven rounds to be played before the world CUP break, with decent poängutdelning has a trump card to play out over the remaining 15 rounds – Nilla Fischer, returning after six successful seasons in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg.
With Fischer that the safe point in the defensive may, Linköping, sweden a centrallinje of high international class – Fischer, Asllani, Blackstenius.
"I know many in Linköping, since in the past, and it has made it easier to get into the team," says Blackstenius.
" It is a new coach since last time, but it has been straightforward to get into the group and thinking how we are going to play. And it has been nice and important for me, considering what I come from.
the first time in Montpellier. But this season she was usually outside of the starting lineup, and felt the frustration. She did not get the playing time she felt she needed to optimally be able to compete for a place in the national team starting line-up ahead of this summer's world CUP finals.
It was against this background she decided to move home again, and recharge your batteries.
" It's hard to say if I already have boost as a player since I came home. But I really feel that it has been important for me to get home and just play a lot. For this is a period where the playing time is really needed.
" I want to check in the squad, and, of course, also make a good season with Linköping.
– No, I do not take on me the the press itself, but it is up to the whole squad that we get the best.
" But of course I want to help with the experience I gained from those two years in France. However, the press that the club shall perform, I do not take on myself, but we must solve together.
" of course we look forward to her coming. An incredibly strong and good football player. But also a very good leader. So there is much in the Nilla that will be valuable to us.
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