Interview: SGS Essen’s Kirsten Nesse24 May, 2020
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Kirsten Nesse of Bundesliga Frauen side SGS Essen has spoken about her ambitions to finish the season after the coronavirus crisis.
The German star told me, “I hope we can end the season by playing the last games as normal and hopefully we can reach the next round of DFB Pokal”.
Before the Bundesliga season was suspended due to the Coronavirus, SGS Essen found themselves in 4th place but lost last time out to Turbine Potsdam thanks to a Malgorzata Mesjasz goal.
Speaking about her long term goals at Essen, Nesse said “I hope we can keep up our performance that we have shown in the last few seasons. It will be harder than before as some top performers are leaving the club but we will do our best”.
Nesse was born in Lemgo a small university town in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia explaining how her football adventure began she said I started playing football when i was 9 years old with the boys in my class in the playground during primary school, and I really enjoyed it so that’s how I started playing the game”.
She is one of the finest young talents in the Bundesliga speaking about how her move to SGS Essen came around she explained “Before I moved to Essen I played for Herforder SV. As we were relegated to the second division, I heard that there was an offer from SGS Essen”.
“I finished school during this time so I decided to move to Essen and started studying at the Ruhr-University Bochum at the same time”.
She’s featured 7 times in the Bundesliga Frauen top division this season and has also netted 4 goals in 4 appearances for the reserve side in the Frauen 2 division.
Speaking about her career highlight to date Nesse said “One of my favourite memories in football is definitely that feeling I had when we qualified for the first division with Herforder SV in 2014, it was a fantastic season and one that I’ll never forget for the rest of my career”.
Asked if German Women’s football was growing stronger every season Nesse said “I am not sure about that, yes there are some clubs who can offer professional conditions but not all and I do not really know how long that is going to take to make that happen”.
Nesse was then asked what her advice would be for any upcoming footballers and she explained in a positive fashion “My advise for upcoming players is to be patient, always be hungry and never satisfied and always be the best version of yourself”.