After her emotional comeback in the German women’s football team Alexandra Popp lost the socket.
“You can rarely cry, but at the moment the tears were caught,” said the player when she was back and sitting in the mint green outfit at the press conference, in Bielefeld over the moments after the final whistle. The return of the 31-year-old from VfL Wolfsburg after one-year forced break due to a heavy knee injury exbraded the 3-0 (1: 0) victory of the DFB selection against Portugal.
Also Popp saw “a good game of my team” before 7364 spectators. Her club colleagues Lena Oberdorf (40th minute) and Felicitas smoke (80th) as well as Klara Bühl of FC Bayern Munich (55th) achieved the goals in the seventh victory in the seventh World Cup qualifiers for Australia / New Zealand 2023. Already on Tuesday (16: 00 clock) In Serbia, twice the World Champion can book the World Cup ticket prematurely.
EM title in England the big goal
Also for Popp is the preparation for the EM in July in England after your 112nd international match. The title there is your great goal. “It’s just nice that Poppi is back again,” said Bundestrainer Martina Voss-Tecklenburg. “That Poppi has worked very hard for this return, is out of the question. And that you also have to work very hard in the next few weeks and months, she knows that too. That will do it.”
When the 2016 Olympic champion has been replaced in the 59th minute, Popp was still very relaxed according to own information. “But when I saw Svenni, who has given me the captain’s nobility, what I did not expect at the moment, there’s my first time a bit – I do not want to say – torn,” she said later about the scene Svenja Huth.
In the end, almost all German players and supervisors hugged the two-time “footballer of the year”. “After the final whistle, yes, it has me – to be honest – quite overperated,” she described. “It was somehow a moment where I thought: Now I actually made it back to the place.”