There she sits, in the modest media room of the Winterthur lawn Protect. In a good mood, like so often, a permanent smile on the lips. Your enthusiasm is heard in each set, the eyes reflect your enthusiasm. Two journalists are in this media present date. One for you, one for the new national team coach Nils Nielsen. For the countries in the game (today at 19 PM in Winterthur) against Slovakia around 2000 spectators are expected. She exudes not just because of that. Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic tells of her fulfilled dream, you must for a year of life. A life in a much, much larger world.
the 28-Year-old plays for the Portland Thorns in the US professional League. Thanks to a specially for this club built in exit clause, the Swiss record goalscorer in April 2018, the 1 could. FFC Frankfurt in the direction of North America. For two years, had taken coach Mark Parsons. And what is surpassing you in the state of Oregon found, your expectations. "In the United States, the Football are hyped really. On a par with men's football," she says. The enthusiasm in her face, she is real.
Although, at times, it is her but a little too much hysteria. "Sometimes I think to myself: you're overdoing it!", she says. This is true, but also, if you see how people scream when they see a Lionel Messi: "Yeah, well, he is the Best. But you have to scream so?" Their simple explanation for this thought: "Maybe I'm just completely different." Nevertheless, you wish that countries like Switzerland and Germany would make in women's football at least is a step in this direction.
Regularly by Fans
According to the home invited to play in front of 18'000 Fans in Portland quite common that at dinner in the city a Fan comes by the table and says: "your drinks, we have already paid." And it was happened that the players of the Thorns in the storage room, the Fans painted Transparent for the trailer: "That was mega cool." The home site of Providence Park, holds up to 21'144 spectators. It is to be expanded to around 25'000 places.
lived in the US, everything more intense, she had to find quickly. Also on the square: "Sometimes I had the feeling that I'm not a fitness technically." And if you had to travel in the summer to Orlando or Houston and at 40 degrees to play, she thought only: "Hey, Mist." In addition, also on the square is a high intensity is specified. "Here, 90 minutes is pressed. In Europe you don't say "It's over 90 minutes". But, it's been going on. Here, you sneak in after the game from the square, this is a completely different mentality," says Crnogorcevic. She also believes that her Team would play in Europe to the Champions League title: "A comparison against a European top Team would be interesting."
towards the end of the season, wished she was completely flat, had to suffer: "In the semi-final and Final of the last of the juice was missing." Maybe that's why the defending Champions lost in the Final against North Carolina 0:3 – 21'144 Fans. "I wanted to have at the end of the season the fat is usually a ring on the Finger. That would have been the icing on the cake," she says.
otherwise, it has settled in the state of Oregon is outstanding. Impress her in front of all the freedoms granted to the Football. Finally, you have to expect that in the cabin to 90 minutes before the start of the game peace and a cell phone ban rule. But: "It is almost like in the circus." Here are the A dance, because shooting the Other in the photo app Snapchat Selfies. "But then the instructor comes in, and the focus is 100 percent there. I just had to say: Hey, cool!" Even more extreme, this balancing act was playing out. "Because you can do what you want. We even get small buses or Vans, to eat away. You get money and can go somewhere. There are maybe a meal, and we all together need to be."
concerns to vegan team mates
their expectations were exceeded completely. You can imagine it now, also good to extend your summer expiring contract. Immediately after your Transfer Crnogorcevic had even considered to return after a year in Frankfurt. Now you will not miss your beloved Steakhouse, she had to leave with a heavy heart. Even more: it feeds now mostly vegan: "meat is only with me every three weeks on the table." Four team mates lives completely vegan. Therefore, they had concerns, as the players said, Crnogorcevic should you take time to Switzerland. "Yes, come on," she said first. Before you do not remembered that the vegan selection here is not as lush as in "eat technically superior" Portland. After it was looked at in a Swiss supermarket in search of vegan products weird you just thought: "crap, were going to die here!"
Anyway, the visit would have to wait, because on Saturday, the Portland start-Thorns against the Orlando Pride in the season. Also this season, the two former belong mostly to the narrow circle of favorites. The title would be the crowning touch for the adventure of Crnogorcevic. With the winning of the championship you would have with the traditional championship ring even a physical souvenir: "It is really a fat rock. It would be nice to have one of those." (Tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 09.04.2019, 15:41 PM