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“We haven’t lost a match since March 2018”

Emma Vistisen is a 22-year-old forward from team Denmark.

The WFC 2019 will be her 4th WFC already. We interviewed her in the weeks before the tournament.

At which club do you play and how is the current season going?

I’m playing for Copenhagen Floorball Club; we are undefeated so far this season. Actually, we haven’t lost a match since March 2018. Let the stat speak for itself.

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Emma Vistisen at Copenhagen Floorball Club

You’re a forward in the national team. Is it the same in your club?

That’s correct. I’m forward from the inside and out. Always have been, always will be.

You qualified in a group with Sweden, Norway, and France. How were these games?

No doubt we had our troubles with those teams. Sweden speaks for themselves. Norway’s a good team, we’ve always troubled with defeating, and France was the easier opponent. It was three different games with three very different starting points.

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Emma Vistisen as MVP after Denmark – Germany at WFC 2017 (Photo: IFF)

You’ve played at 3 WFC’s already. What do you want to improve compared to the previous ones?

I would like the team to qualify for playoffs for the quarter-finals. I haven’t got that far yet, and that would for sure be an improvement, not just to me, but to the team as well. Personally, I would like to still provide a lot of points, whether its assists or goals doesn’t really matter to me.

In the group stage, you meet Japan, Estonia and (again) Norway. What are your thoughts on these games?

For sure this is the toughest group stage for me at a WFC. I believe that it will be some difficult opponents, but my main goal is to win against both Japan, Estonia and Norway, and hopefully reach through to playoffs and the quarter-finals.

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Emma Vistisen in the 6 Nations Floorball Challenge game against Slovakia (Photo: Dawid Gondek)

How is your preparation for the WFC?

It’s a difficult question, as the team preparation has always been worse compared to a lot of other teams. In Denmark, we pay for every session with the national team ourselves. Because of that, we don’t spend a lot of time together as a team, but we make the best out of the time we have together. This makes me to the point that personal preparation is the main key, not just to me, but to the whole team.

Before this WFC I have to prepare a lot of personal stuff such as exams at school and work. But there’s always time to get that extra gains from a workout, it’s all about balance and focus. But however, a lot of my teammates use their vacation gained from overtime at work to go to the WFC’s – which really says it all.

How and when did you start playing floorball, and have you played any other sports?

I’m not sure how many years I’ve been playing, to be exact. But I know that I got my interest in floorball in middle school, because of a school tournament, where my team got all the way to the finals. A few weeks later I started playing once a week and have been playing ever since. I’ve played both Volleyball and Soccer. I still play a bit of soccer with the team at my university.

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Emma Vistisen at Denmark – Latvia at WFC 2017 (Photo: IFF)

What was your best floorball game ever?

The one clearest in my memory for sure is my very first game, for the national team, against Germany back in 2013. Besides that, I still like to think about the two finals, we won last season, with my team in Denmark, as some of the best, most goosebumps-like, floorball games ever.

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