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Profile highlights: Stars' tips for young players

From UEFA.com's exclusive women's player profile Q&As, the likes of Dzsenifer Marozsán, Camille Abily and Kosovare Asllani have top tips for ambitious young players.

Dzsenifer Marozsán: "Be ambitious, disciplined and strong-willed"
Dzsenifer Marozsán: "Be ambitious, disciplined and strong-willed" ©Getty Images

The UEFA Women's Champions League knockout rounds begin next week with 32 clubs tussling for places in next May's Berlin final.

To mark the season UEFA.com presents a series of player profiles written by the stars of the competition themselves, giving an insight into how they made it to the top, who inspired them and what advice they have for those coming through the ranks.

In the first of a series of highlights we have a selection of answers to one of the topics in the Q&As, with replies from some of the biggest names in the European game ...

What tip would you offer a young player hoping to succeed?

Dzsenifer Marozsán, 1. FFC Frankfurt
In football it is very important to be ambitious, disciplined and strong-willed. You have to be a team player, but at the same time take responsibility for the team. And for me, the most important thing is having fun playing football. Unfortunately, there are also times when things don't run smoothly, but especially in these moments you have to fight to come back.

Kosovare Asllani, Paris Saint-Germain
Always believe in yourself, work hard but never lose the sparkle in your heart for the sport.

Annike Krahn, Paris Saint-Germain
Enjoy what you are doing, have objectives and work hard. Never forget the rules. Football is a team sport. Defeat is part of the game and if you think hard you will be stronger after each defeat.

Camille Abily, Olympique Lyonnais
You are always awarded for your hard work. Never give up.

Anja Mittag, FC Rosengård
Use both feet and work on your weaknesses.

Iva Mocová, AC Sparta Praha
I already give coaching advice to the young players I train. I always tell them that many people have talent, but nothing is for free. It is down to them to achieve.

Anja Thorsen, Brøndby IF
Make sure you have a proper diet and get plenty of sleep so you are in the best condition to deal with both training and matches. Give yourself areas of focus and motivation so you constantly develop as a player.

Nadine Kessler, VfL Wolfsburg
Remain true to yourself.

Corinne Yorston, Bristol Academy WFC
Work as hard as you can, listen to advice and ask lots of questions. Focus on achieving your goals but have fun with it.

Roberta D'Adda, ACF Brescia Femminile
Be humble, have respect for team-mates and opponents, train, be professional and above all love the sport.

Lucy Staniforth, Liverpool LFC
I'd say be prepared to work hard and always be willing to listen to coaches. Also to practise whenever you get the opportunity – Lucy Bronze and I would knock a ball between us for hours on end.

Sofie Pedersen, Fortuna Hjørring
Remember to have fun and play with the ball, alone in your garden or together with friends or family. It's fun and it will help improve your technique, which is very important.

Maria Gstöttner, SV Neulengbach
Trust the advice of more experienced players.

Kristine Minde, Linköpings FC
Train more and get better than your opponent. Get through the tough periods of hard training – it will be worth it when you lift your first trophy with your club or national team. But always, always remember to have fun.

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