Women's soccer The Icelandic player ends contract with Wolfsburg and could end in Spain
Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir is one of the bargains on the summer market. The Icelandic midfielder ends his contract on June 30 with Wolfsburg and has been tempted by some of the best clubs in Europe . "I have had several offers and I have already decided where I am going to play next season", confesses who has sounded for Olympique Lyonnais, Chelsea or Barcelona among others . "I think Barcelona is one of the biggest clubs in the world and it is exciting to see how much they have invested in the women's section in recent years. It is an honor for me that the rumors link me to the best team in Spain. The Spanish League is It has developed a lot and is considered one of the best leagues today, "he adds in an interview with MARCA .
After passing through the Haukar, Breiðablik, Rosengård and Wolfsburg , the midfielder considers that at 29 years of age it is time to live new experiences . "I have been at Wolfsburg for four years and in these years I developed a lot as a footballer and as a person. I think I have been very successful and now I feel that a time has come in my career when I feel like living something different", he comments.
In his record there are four Leagues, one Cup and four Super Cups in Sweden, in addition to three Leagues and three Cups in Germany, where this activity will resume on Friday after the break forced by the COVID-19 pandemic . "Quarantine has been a strange moment for me and for all of us. We have been six weeks without being able to train with the team without knowing if we could play again. Fortunately we are going to be able to finish the season, games that will undoubtedly be special for me" , resolves from the concentration hotel where Wolfsburg hopes to resume the Bundesliga this Friday . "Unfortunately, we are still in a moment where men come first for economic reasons. I think this situation is a good reminder that there are many things that still need to be improved regarding women's football. In the best leagues in the world, there are still teams that do not they are 100% professionals and cannot meet the requirements to return. In Germany we are lucky to have the support of the men's team and the Federation, "he summarizes.
Sara is quite an icon in Iceland, selection of which she is captain and is two games away from becoming the player with the most internationalities (right now Katrín Jónsdóttir is with 133 games) . "Our team has developed a lot in recent years, as women's football in general. Right now we have a good opportunity to qualify for the 2022 Euro Cup and that is our goal. We have shown that we can compete against the best teams in the world by being a small country but with a great mentality. We have to maintain those qualities that define us as a team and continue to improve individually. Who knows what may happen in the future … ", he reflects.
The soccer player has just published her biography, titled Óstöðvandi ('Unstoppable') . "I was very successful in my career, but without the constant struggle and setbacks that life has given me, it would have been impossible to reach the level I have achieved. I have gone through difficult times, both inside (he broke the crusader and suffered a fracture of the femur ) like off the field (anxiety) they have done to me. I always say that no matter how many obstacles and challenges you encounter along the way, in the end it only depends on you to make you stronger or overcome you, "he says.
Sara knows that she is not just another footballer . "I am at a point in my career where I do see myself as a well-known and recognized footballer. I don't think about it all the time, but I am aware that I am a role model for many people," she says. Outside of green, he considers himself a very familiar person and likes to spend time with his friends. He loves to travel, cook and especially play soccer. Will he do it in Spain next season?