The term ‘on the fast track to success’ can be something of a cliché and applied too readily. In the case of Pauline Bremer, however, the description could hardly be more fitting.
In 2014 the German prodigy won the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup before featuring at the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in Canada a year later. From North America, Bremer’s burgeoning career then took her to France and Olympique Lyonnais. In September 2015, she marked her first start for Germany with a hat-trick against Hungary, before opening her account for her new club not long afterwards. This year could yet present her with two more career highlights: a call-up to the Germany squad for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro in August, and a playing part at a second U-20 World Cup in November.
“I really hope I’m involved at the Olympics, ” she told FIFA.com in an exclusive interview. “I’ve spoken to Buy Fifa Coins a few of the French players and they’ve told me that in terms of the feeling you get, the Olympics and all the different sports there are, it’s something really special. If you go to the Olympic Village and meet other athletes, it’s just an amazing thing. It’s an adventure for any sportsman or woman.“ Bremer even admits she would prefer a gold medal in Rio to another U-20 World Cup title, and she is determined to make her dream come true. “I’ll give it my absolute all.”
At club level, the 19-year-old’s personal adventure at Lyon is progressing well, Bremer having made the move immediately after completing secondary school. And though one of Germany’s biggest talents has had to contend with injuries – which also meant she missed out on playing at the recent SheBelieves Cup – she feels at home in south-east France.
“My impression of the place so far has been completely positive, ” she said. “I’ve settled in well and I’m having no problems with the language as I took French for quite a few years at school. With the star names in this team and playing at the level they do, you get better with every training session. ”