AB10 wrote: maz wrote: AB10 wrote:
That's fairly pessimistic, no?
But it's pretty fair. Susann Muller has a terrible attitude and can completely destroy team spirit on her own. She might have grown up a bit, hopefully she has, but she was God awful in Aarhus back in the day and has been several other places she's been. She didn't want to practice, she didn't want to participate in anything and every chance she had she trash-talked teammates, coaches and the team.
I can't speak for the trash-talking of teammates – I know her words about the club haven't been exactly flattering (something about her feeling sorry for the teammates that were still playing there) but this is the first I've ever heard of her speaking ill of her teammates – but I can understand if she felt cheated in a way. She was brought in by Arvidsson, right? And then he was fired a couple of months later. So I can understand if she felt like she was brought in on a false premise. And accusing her of singlehandedly ruining the team spirit is a bit rich. A well-rounded team isn't brought down by one players attitude.
I know she has a, eh, special
history, but I also just think there's a tendency to make her sound much worse than she is. It's almost become a running gag by now – in a "well, let's see how long she'll last here, haha" kind of way. Yes, there have been unfortunate incidents throughout her career but I don't think she's to blame for all of them.
Her trash-talking has less to do with what she said in the media, more to do what she said internally - I know a player like Thilde Mathiasen got abuse. Her comments about players staying at the team afterwards, that's pretty fair. I don't really blame her for that. In the media she has been pretty kind I think.
Coaches are fired all the time and the majority of players stay professional. Not Susann Muller though. She can certainly damage team spirit. I don't think anyone can defend a player showing up to practice, half-arsed then participating without caring about performance or intensity and then sitting down in the middle of it, refusing to participate in the rest. If you do that consistently, which she did in Aarhus, then you get a reputation of being a terrible teammate and a player few wants to play with. I think it's very fair being pessimistic about a player who has a deserved reputation like her.
Hopefully it works out for Silkeborg though. Andreasen is a great coach and probably the right kind for Muller.