German nice Janne Müller-Wieland will stay a Die Danas ‘tremendous fan’ after she ended her very good profession on a excessive with the nationwide indoor group.
Müller-Wieland, 36, completed her worldwide profession after Germany beat the Netherlands in an exhilarating 5-4 match to win the EuroHockey indoor title.
“It was a rollercoaster however that’s the type of closing you need to play, proper?” mentioned Müller-Wieland in her closing 343rd mixed worldwide.
“In every other yr this may’ve been a ‘we’re European Champions’ put up! However this time it’s additionally a bye bye put up,” she wrote on LinkedIn not too long ago.
“Simply over every week in the past I had the privilege to play one final event with my ladies in my house city. We referred to as it every week vacation with buddies and topped it off with profitable the trophy.
“To play my final sport, in entrance of household and buddies with a bunch of buddies and to win the ultimate in an unreal environment was further particular and one thing I’ll always remember.”
“I at all times simply loved the journey, loved discovering the following one per cent, loved chasing the objectives we had as a group annually. To me it was by no means nearly my sport on the pitch, but in addition about doing extra for (particularly ladies’s) hockey in Germany, about discovering methods for our group to play as much as our full potential, about leaving the shirt in a greater place.
“I might be endlessly grateful for all of the unbelievable experiences (highs & lows), the great individuals I met and the privilege to have lived ‘this life’ for thus lengthy. I loved each second of it.
Müller-Wieland gained Olympic bronze at Rio 2016, EuroHockey silver in 2019 and was a part of Germany’s gold-medal profitable group on the Indoor World Cup in 2018.
In 2021, captain Müller-Wieland, then Germany’s most skilled present participant, was surprisingly been not noted of the Die Danas hockey squad for each the EuroHockey and the Tokyo Olympics.
She was set to compete in her fourth Olympics after being the youngest squad member on the Beijing 2008 Video games.
For all that disappointment, the German stays one of many ladies’s video games most interesting ever gamers.
She mentioned: “It’s time to hold up my shirt for good now, however I do know the present group will take it to a good higher place and I’m excited to cheer them on as their tremendous fan from the sidelines.”