I am somebody who... - I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I need that freedom, that ability to make mistakes out there. Because there's a fine line between making a mistake or being brilliant.
Ive known since I went to the national team when I was very young that I was a different bird.
If you are passionate about something, that will enable you to be the best you can be.
Coaches give you too much information. Ive been allowed to develop that intuitive ability in my career and lifetime.
Do you have the heart to push yourself? If you don't, find a way to get it because talent will only get you so far. You've got to be hungry. You've got to have heart. That's just reality.
You can't ask every player to do the same thing. That's why we have amazing midfielders, defenders, forwards and keepers. You can't ask them to be of the same mold.
Everybody has down times and stuff that they have to work through. I worked through that stuff because I've always wanted to be playing soccer.
The game of soccer has been able to give me what I wanted out of life. I just remember being a total Tomboy and athlete as a girl, but never having a lack of opportunity.
When it's game situation, when it's game day, game time, when it's World Cup, when it's these tournaments that happen once every so often, I live for that, I live for that challenge.
I couldnt change who I am; I couldnt change the kind of player I am.
Its not like you make a decision and everything inside you is 100 percent happy.
To be the key player in creating and scoring goals, that's what I take pride in, and the thing I know how to do best.
Soccer's not a game that you can restrict players, especially creative players and players who have proven themselves at that level.
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