Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has been determined by DFB coach Silvia Neid as the new captain of the women’s national team. The 102-times national team will take over from Birgit Prinz, who resigned after the World Cup in the summer. For the first time the World and European Champion on Saturday (from 15.45 clock, live on ARD) carry the European Championship qualifying match of the DFB team against Switzerland in Augsburg at the captain’s armband on his arm.
“I was surprised by the decision, but I am of course very much,” was the reaction of 32-year-old goalkeeper. “For me it’s a great honour, the successor of well-known players to be. But it will not change anything great now. The team was previously intact and it is now.
Link between the team and coaching staff
Rather inconspicuous wants the new captain to act in her new office provides, among other things as a link between the team and coaching staff wants, but also watch watching eyes developments. “For me it is important that the team remains intact, I will try to tensions and problems that may arise in advance to get a grip. But as I said, this team I do not see any action. “
The German women’s national team will start on Saturday in their qualification for Euro 2013 in Sweden. The team did after the resignations of Birgit Prinz, Kerstin Garefrekes, Ariane Hingst and Ursula Holl, a new face. After the torn ACL from Julia Simic (Bayern Munich) on stand with Svenja Huth (1 FFC Frankfurt), Kathrin Längert (Munich) and the 18-year-old Luisa Wensing (01 FCR Duisburg), three newcomers in the squad.
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