It seems the best of Viktoria Schnaderbeck is still to come.
Following an injury-hit debut season, the Austria International rediscovered her finest form in 2019/20, starting 17 games and keeping 12 clean sheets. But now she’s hungry for more.
“It’s always hard to come back after injury because it takes a lot of time and patience,” said Schnaderbeck, reflecting on her first season with the club. “This year was very important for me, but I still think there is so much more to come personally and I also believe I can learn so much from my amazing teammates, both on the pitch and off the pitch. They’re amazing people as well as players.
“I’m feeling really fit at the moment too, but right now I’m just enjoying my time off and having some holidays in Austria with my family and friends, but I was lucky to keep my motivation to continue training and maintain my fitness. I think the mental aspect was very important to keep myself fit and healthy.
“The off-season will be different this year, for sure, but I think now it will be even more important to have a proper pre-season to meet again, be together as a team and work on all the things we’ve been analysing over the past few months. I can’t wait to be back and start training again, not alone, but with my teammates again!
“We want to improve both individually and as a team, and that’s a big motivation for me. We want to bounce back as a team.”
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