What is the expectation for the MCC?
The expectation we came here for participate in the MCC wasn’t easy to calculate. The reason for that is, because we’re here with a really young team from our grass roots part of Turbine Potsdam. Our high leveled youth teams, which are located in the sports school, will start with an age of 14 – 15 years. So for our team was the main expectation to gain a lot of experiences, find a good competition against other girls teams from different countries and to see how football in a foreign sport school is developed.
As a top German female football team with a long history, what is the culture of Potsdam Turbine?
We want to announce the women football and Turbine Potsdam in Germany and in other counties, by having a good youth development till up to the first Bundesliga team. Turbines youth development already has a long history. Many German national players went to the sports school of Turbine Potsdam, and received a good education. In this case the connection between sport, school and education for a job is really important for us.
In your opinoin, according to the tournament, What communication could be brought in between German and Chinese football, specially the youth football?
Such kind of a well organized tournament with such a big number of good teams is the perfect platform the start a knowledge interchange on coach and management level. Coaches and manager can discuss about problems they’ve to solve or can learn from others which already solved this problems. To compare how is the way of a girls from her village to go to a sport school and which requirements are necessary for coaches in Germany and in China are interesting parts to learn from each other.
What is your feeling about Chinese youth female football players?
In the age we played the MCC you can compare it with the young players from Germany. In this age you find a high difference of the playing power between the players in a team. The next age is really important for the development of the talent. You need good coaches, a high competition and some experiences in youth development. If Chinese youth players will get these base, on middle term some young players can grow up to good international players for the top women football countries.
In the future, do you want to take part in more activity about international football communication in China?
Of course, the impressions we received here were completely positive! The girls learned a lot about competition and China. To highlight the sportive part we can imagine to participate in tournaments with under 15 or under 17 girls. These are the most important ages to learn from each other. It would be a pleasure for us to show other sports schools in China how the high leveled sports school of Turbine Potsdam is working. To show how it was possible to win 11 times the German under 17 Championship. Additional what is Turbine Potsdam doing beside training and school to get the young players integrated in the society