It was when Per Johansson, was the head coach of the Swedish women's team in 2011 as Elin Hallagård for the first time got the chance to pull on the blue and yellow landslagströjan.
" I have great memories of Elin. She had no jätteroll but has a lovely character that is fun to work with.
Johansson uses the word soldier on the Hallagård.
"I take as a compliment," says Hallagård with a smile.
After seven years is Hallagård back in the national team, she was called in when försvarsgeneralen Sabina Jacobsen injured groin, and made a kanonmatch when Sweden managed to play a draw against hemmafavoriten France.
is nothing new. Hallagård has been through a Swedish classic.
– Vätternundan is the toughest, clearly.
Hallagård tells us that she was going to give up and waited for an escorting car but it came again.
I sat down on a stone at a road and waited in the middle of the night. There was no car so I had to drive on to Jönköping, where I gained some new energy.
There is probably a lot of it Per Johansson says, when he describes the Hallagård.
She is a fucking fajter, a one-shot which has a nice physique, it is a very serious athlete.
came to the european CHAMPIONSHIP, she had made five appearances in 2011, some of them in the World cup. A goal, she also with.
" I have for me that I fired a shot from the middle against Spain.
Per Johansson had a hard time to take her out in their troops.
" It was tough competition with Isabelle Gulldén and Therese Islas Helgesson, during my last year so she was well for third at his position. She was also a player who could have been defending player, she was a well just outside the squad basically all the time.
Hallagård, which has soon as the one-year Stina left at home in Gothenburg, see EM as a kick but still has concerns on the end with the handball.
" I really don't know how to do, I take it one day at a time. I'll see when I get home, and lands a bit what this has meant to me. Right now it is just to enjoy being here.
in the national team and soon to be 30 years, has won everything possible to win in Sweden.
Per Johansson, has understanding of her thoughts on that.
" Will they not professionals as well the decision to put off a little bit closer to. But it is boring, american damhandboll need these profiles. But at the same time, I have a certain understanding to those who do not become professionals may give around the 30 mark.
the world CUP in Japan in 2019 and the OLYMPIC games in Tokyo in 2020 would be able to was two goals but Elin Hallagård stand with your feet on the ground.
" I have never thought so far. I have a ”nice” group of friends in Tuve, where I grew up, played handball and football together and still hang out. It can be so.
the Russian star Anna Vjachireva dancing past opponents
France, Montenegro or Sweden, the following Russia to the semifinals of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS