AC Milan Women’s goalkeeper Mária Korenčiová recently gave an interview to Exclusive Agent discussing a number of topics.
Although Laura Giuliani will most likely become a Rossonera next season, there is speculation that Korenčiová will sign a renewal and stay too. A translation of Mária’s interview (as was transcribed by Milan News) is below.
“At the age of 23 I decided to go abroad, to the Czech Republic, where I won the league [1 Liga žen], the national cup, and I played in three editions of the Champions League [with Slavia Prague]. At the end of my experience, I went to Germany and played for SC Sand for three years. Then I went to Switzerland and played at Neunkirch where I played with several of my teammates from the national team,” she began.
“Finally, I arrived at Freiburg where I sat on the bench for the first six months before I got to start and demonstrated my quality and become a starter. At the end of the season, I received an offer from Italy, as Carolina Morace, who was the coach of Milan at the time, wrote to me as she wanted to know what my plans were since I didn’t have a stable position in my team in Germany. And when a sensational call comes from a team with a name as big as Milan, I said yes without hesitation.
“And now I’ve been here for three years and Serie A Femminile continues to grow and every year the league is taking big steps forward. It will also take some time before the league reaches the level of Germany’s league [the Frauen Bundesliga].
“Here at Milan, we train at the Vismara and it is an optimal sports facility where Milan’s youth players also train and play. We’ve only played at the San Siro once this year and it was against Juventus. And apparently, we could return there to play in the Champions League next year.”
The Rossonere are currently on hiatus and will remain on vacation until July. They’ll resume training that month in preparation for the Champions League qualification matches, which will start in mid-August.