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Islacker, Šašić and Boquete on Frankfurt win

UEFA.com spoke to 1. FFC Frankfurt goalscorers Celia Šašić and Mandy Islacker after their dramatic final victory which also meant a lot to Verónica Boquete.

Boquete on 'special' triumph

UEFA.com talks to Frankfurt scorers Celia Šašić and Mandy Islacker after 2-1 final win
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Verónica Boquete is thrilled 12 months after she lost the final with Tyresö FF

Mandy Islacker, Frankfurt goalscorer
It means a lot, because I haven't won any trophies in my career so far, so I am really happy that it worked out well. I still can't believe it [scoring the winner], I think [it will sink in] later on, or in a few days. I still can't really believe it.

To start with it was difficult to get into the game [after coming off the bench], but for the goal I didn't really look, and I am really happy it went in.

I think our first 20 minutes were crucial, Paris didn't get near our goal, and the fact they equalised was annoying. But that makes it even better for us to win the trophy. It was a big dream of ours to win the title, and I am delighted that's what's happened.

Celia Šašić, Frankfurt goalscorer
These are the kind of matches you like, especially winning it at the end. We managed to win it, and that's great, we were the ones who won in the end, we didn't lose in the last minutes as has happened to us in the past. This time we are the winners, and I think deservedly.

We dominated the match, especially the first half, and that goal we conceded was completely unnecessary, because we were clearly the better team and there was no danger from them. But we conceded it before half-time and went into the break level. But we said that we just wanted to continue playing as we had been, and we didn't want to give it away, and if necessary we would even play for 120 minutes and believe in it. And scoring in the last minute was just fantastic.

Boquete with the trophy
Boquete with the trophy©Sportsfile

Verónica Boquete, Frankfurt attacker
It means the world. I've [been] fighting so long to win this trophy, and after last year's loss with Tyresö this was more special. And it means that I made the right decision coming to Frankfurt. And it also means that you always have to come back and keep trying and dreaming big.

I think the team felt strong, and we saw during the game that they were no better than us, and we felt that in some moments we could hurt them. So we just waited for our moment, and thank God, or thank I-don't-know-who [the goal] came in the last minute.

It is always more special [to score a late winner], because there is so much tension. Everyone is waiting a bit for extra time, and I think that the team believed we would finish it in the 90 minutes. So it's also special for me, because always in the big games that I am in, something happens in the last minute – that made me believe until the end.

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