"I had a long-term plan”"
"ÖSTERSUND. Wolfgang Pichler said that he always believed in Hanna Öberg."
"Efterhandskonstruktion," says the star."
"No, insists the German."
"I had a long-term plan," says Pichler to Sportbladet."
"In a long feature article in the DN before the world CUP, claiming Hanna Öberg that Wolfgang Pichler did not believe her until three years ago, when she won the JUNIOR gold medal."
"While peers of the same age talent had to go compete internationally held Öberg at home."
" I got to compete in the Sverigecupen. Barely even there. I was a little cracked when I had to go to some international competitions, " she says to DN."
"– Even if not Wolfgang believed in me so I believed in myself. It was a little to show him but mostly for myself. It is tough if I feel I have a capacity and the coach to take the team out not believe it. I thought that I would run any race."
"On the issue of Pichler said that he should have believed in her, she responds in the DN:"
"– He has said that ”I knew it would go well, I know that you do not need to compete so much.” It is more efterhandskonstruktion."
"When Sportbladet confronts Pichler with mr öberg's statement he says:"
" It's not really right. I did not anticipate that she would take these big kliven. But I saw after the first half of the year with her that she would become a good rider. She then became so good was a positive surprise, " says the coach."
"”did not burn her”"
"But she did not compete internationally, for example, which she thought was a hassle?"
"– It wasn't that I believed in her. It was for tactical reasons. I didn't want to burn her. I had a long-term strategic plan for her. You have a such, you can't explain it all all the time. It was important for me not to burn her. No one in the world can know how different athletes react."
"– My feeling was that I had a handful of good active and so we trained them hard and we got to see, "says Pichler, and affirms regarding the plan to not let Öberg compete before the JVM"
" It was absolutely the right decision."