In the adopted country against hosts England in EM at all-sold Old Trafford: For Austria captain Viktoria Schnaderbeck, Manuela Zinsberger and Laura Wienroither, opener on Wednesday (9:00pm. LIVE-tape) again of greater importance.
In a familiar environment, the trio would like to make a significant contribution to a good start at ÖFB. In the lead-up to this, there was a lot of disgrace to some of the clubmates.
Zinsberger is a regular at Arsenal, full-back Wienroither hasn’t been since her winter move. Schneiderbeck was loaned to Tottenham in the spring, her future is open, and her contract with Arsenal has expired. The English squad includes four Arsenal players in their squad: Lotte Woben-Moy, Lee Williamson, Beth Mead and Nikita Paris.
“I just rubbed them in the face anyway that they didn’t score a goal in the World Cup qualifiers,” Zinsberger said. The only goal in England’s 1-0 win over Sunderland on 27 November 2021 came from record scorer Elaine White. Mead and Paris (from 70) went away empty-handed.
“Of course shame is easy”
Austrian Lower said. “I really want to get points from them.”
She has been living in London since July 2019, but she doesn’t want to know anything about her house in EM. The ÖFB goalkeeper emphasized: “Austria will always be my home, I can live there wherever I want. That’s where I come from, that’s where I belong.”
Wienroither has been in contact recently with her clubmates. “Of course there is a lot of shame,” said the 23-year-old. “It’s really nice to be playing against your teammates, and that makes it even more special, and that’s definitely extra motivation.”
Schnaerbeck pointed out that there was only exchange on a personal level and not on a sporting level. “You don’t want to divulge any secrets or reveal any tactics.”
Schnaderbeck: From the living room to Wembley?
Appearing at the EURO always gives you goosebumps. “But of course in England, where there is a lot of euphoria, where women’s football has been pushed forward a lot in recent years, it’s really a step forward,” Zinsberger admitted. Schnaerbeck couldn’t deny it either: “I would be lying if I said France would touch me at once. There are so many feelings associated with England.”
The final will be played on July 31 at Wembley Stadium, London. Being actively involved would be great for a seasoned defensive veteran, not just from an athletic point of view. “I have a direct view of Lambley from my living room in London,” Schnaderbeck said.
Wienroither is also just a few minutes away. However, a long and rocky road awaits you right from the start.
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