Finally, we have kicked off another World Cup!
Hedvig Lindahl reports about her aims at the World Cup 2019, the development of women’s football and her career with uhlsport.
The rumour has it that this is going to be the best ever, highest attending spectators, most ever TV-viewers, a never before seen number of sponsors creating campaigns. We are breaking barriers and wiping out records almost every day now.
I’ve been fortunate to have been to these tournaments before. Since 2003 I’ve been to all of them, this being my 5th. I’ve decided to let this one be my last World Cup and I am determined to create a legacy. Before my first World Cup tournament I came into contact with uhlsport Sweden. Since 2001 they’ve been a partner of mine and can proudly say that they were there, to give support and to help the women’s game grow into what it is today.
I am living my best life as a goalkeeper right now. I’ve been fortunate to have spent the last 4,5 years of my career in a fully professional environment. Well, to be honest the first few season in Chelsea didn’t offer as much as the last three in terms of professional support, but it has developed into an environment that is way more professional than I had the chance to be in before. Just to be able to train during office hours made a huge difference to me. The growth of the game is rapid in England and I’ve been fortunate to witness it first hand.
The late arrival to Chelsea meant I left it until my 30ies to be able to truly push for what was really possible for me. With enough rest, good GK-coaching and a team that was professional I’ve reached new levels since I last played in a World Cup. I’ve adapted to how the game has evolved and the people watching live and in front of the TV (a billion people!) will see how the quality of our game is always on the rise.
I am planning on bringing my best game to France and with that create a golden summer for the people back home in Sweden. Thankfully I can always rely on my gloves to help me with my mission.
Thank you, uhlsport!
Swedisch national goalkeeper and proud member of the #uhlsquad since 2001.