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Karima Benameur

Karima Benameur

National team France

Which player has most inspired you? Hope Solo

Which coach has most inspired you? Franck Raviot

What is the best advice he's given you? Always ask yourself for the best.

Best player you've played with? Shirley Cruz.

Toughest opponent? Laëtitia Tonazzi

What are your memories of your first club as a child? I used to play for the ladies' team in my village. One day the keeper was not available so I played in goal, and from that day I was to be a keeper. Montpellier scouted me and from then everything went very fast.

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? Be strong mentally. This is very important at the highest level. Never give up.

What was the experience of playing in a youth final tournament? Extra-time defeat at the [2007 Under-19] European Championship in Iceland against Germany in the semi-final – a big disappointment.

Last updated: 10/09/14 17.53CET

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