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Elena Medved

Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 11.05CET
Zorkiy
Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 11.05CET

Elena Medved

Zorkiy

Previous clubs: Chertanovo Spartak Izmailovo

National team: Russia

Which player most inspired you? As a child, I liked Zinédine Zidane with his incredible vision, and clever and entertaining football. In the women's game, Marta. I still remember her technique from the Under-19 World Cup.

Which coach most inspired you? José Mourinho. This man has won the Italian, Spanish, English and Portuguese leagues, and I have liked the style of all of the clubs at which he has worked.

Best player you've played with? Svetlana Petko.

Toughest opponent? Germany

What are your memories of your first club as a child? The moment of transition to a top division club. Then I realised that children's football was over.

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? Believe in yourself and move towards your goals.

Last updated: 25/09/12 17.04CET

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