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Anja Mittag

Published: Tuesday 4 September 2012, 10.49CET
Malmo
Published: Tuesday 4 September 2012, 10.49CET

Anja Mittag

Malmo

Previous clubs: Vfb Chemnitz, Chemnitzer FC, FC Erzgebirge Aue, 1.FFC Turbine Potsdam.

National team: Germany

Domestic honours: Women's Bundesliga (5), German Women's Cup (3)

UEFA honours: UEFA Women's Champions League winner 2010, UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship winner (2002), UEFA Women's EURO winner (2005, 2009)

Which player most inspired you and why? Birgit Prinz. The way she scored goals in every situation and played at a high level for many years with a strong attitude.

Which coach most inspired you? I learned something special from every coach.

What was the best advice they gave you? Always give 100%.

Best player you've played with? Lira Bajramaj and Yuki Nagasato.

Toughest opponent? Jenny Zietz or Annike Krahn individually. In terms of teams – Olympique Lyonnais or the US national team.

What are your memories of your first club as a child? I lost my first game in a boys team 10-1 and I was really upset.

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? Use both feet and work on your weaknesses.

What was the experience of playing in a youth final tournament? It was always fun to compare yourself against the best players in the world at your age group.

Last updated: 21/09/12 11.23CET

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