Vivianne Miedema, during a training session in the run up to the play-off match with Switzerland.
“I have spent the past weeks damn well show of which I am capable. Everyone knows that I’m in shape, almost every ball flies in it. And yes, if I were coach, I would players on the field want to have in shape,” says Miedema.
The 22-year-old doelpuntenmachine from Hoogeveen was to own say still never passed. It did her, but the pain that they previous month, in the first play-offronde against Denmark two times on the bench to sit. Miedema saw her replacement Lineth Beerensteyn three of the four goals. She got from coach Sarina Wiegman, the explanation that they are not fit enough. It doesn’t matter whether I agreed with that. The coach makes at that time a certain decision and I have no influence on. The only thing I could do was continue to do as I already was doing. That’s what I did and maybe even better. Back at Arsenal I shot there against Chelsea direct two in.”
After seven league games, the counter is already on eleven goals and five assists. In the cup, scored Miedema in one match three times. ,,And the girls remain there but appjes. If there’s two make, as they say, sometimes for the joke that it is disappointing that I no three have made. I am fit and in shape. No one here is going to the number of goals that I there this season already have lying around. In every race I shoot there is one in. But it is up to the coach to make the choice. We are here with one purpose and that is the world cup. How that happens and with who, that doesn’t matter.”
The Dutch football received Switzerland Friday in The Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht, four days later, the return in Schaffhausen. The winner of the diptych of the place for the world cup next year in France.