Inka WESELY (GER)
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Tina on Inka
Inka is a versatile player with excellent ball control and is always one step ahead of her opponents, while her pace means that she can adapt to the tempo of any match. She also has all the qualities to become a leader on the pitch - she is always looking to launch an attack and is courageous, inquisitive, passionate and team-orientated, as well being her own worst critic and having a good rapport with everyone around her. In the future, I see her taking on a role in the U-19 national squad which combines her play-making qualities and her organisational abilities at the back.

Tina's Tip
In order to gain the confidence to impose herself on the biggest stage, Inka should try to seek out other challenges outside of football. This could come in the form of the theatre, a coaching qualification or even another sport, such as kick-boxing.

Inka should aim to help her hometown club SG Essen-Schoenebeck concede as few goals as possible next season using her intelligent defensive play and ability to remain calm in tight situations. Aside from that, she should try to score at least five headed goals from set-pieces and also try to create at least one chance for her strikers per game with one of her superb through balls.

On a personal level, I hope Inka continues to fulfil her enormous potential and does well in her A-Levels, hopefully then she can go on to study sport science and enjoy a successful career.

Date of birth: 10.05.1991

Place of birth: Wesel (Germany)

Height: 1.78 m

Weight: 57 kg

Club: SG Essen-Schoenebeck

Previous clubs: SV Ginderich, SV Walbeck, SV Bruenen

Position: Defender

U-17 caps: 24

Hobbies: Meeting friends, playing crazy golf and going swimming in the sea in summer.

Favourite food: I enjoy all kinds of food.

Favourite music: Anything that's in the charts.

Who would you most like to swap lives with for 24 hours? The manager of a big football club like Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Which talent would you most like to have? I'd like to be able to sing.

Where would you most like to go on holiday? New Zealand. I was there for the (FIFA U-17 Women's) World Cup 2008 but unfortunately I didn't see much of the country. I'd love to spend more time there and discover more of the landscape because it's such a varied place.

Who's your footballing idol? I like Cristiano Ronaldo, but there are plenty of players I admire. In my position, I think Naldo is a great example and in the women's game I think Linda Bresonik is playing really well at the moment.

Where might we find you do when you aren't training? At school or at home.

Four questions

1. How did you first get into football?
I first joined a youth team when I was five as it was the only sport which was available in our village. The club started up a new team and I just went along to the trial and ended up staying with them.

2. What has been the greatest moment of your career so far?
It has to be winning the U-17 European Championships in 2008. The U-17 World Cup 2008 was another highlight, when we played the play-off for third place in front of 16,000 fans.

3. What are your goals in football?
I want to play for the U-19 national team again next year and in the long term, I'd like to make it into the senior squad. Of course, the U-20 World Cup next year is another competition I'd love to be a part of.

4. What are your hopes for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™?
I think that given all the advertising campaigns, the stadiums are going to be really full. We saw with the UEFA Women's Cup in Duisburg that if you get the advertising right, you can easily fill the MSV stadium. Hopefully, women's football will boom on the back of the World Cup and more people will start coming to club matches.