International striker Laura Freigang got rid of her financial worries with the merger of 1. FFC Frankfurt with Eintracht Frankfurt.
“Before, I had to live down to zero euros every month, there was nothing left and I often even had to overdraw my account. Because I studied alongside football, I couldn’t have a second job,” said the 24 -year-olds in one “Mirror” interview. “At Eintracht we are all officially professionals now. We get more money and our achievements are recognised.”
She was “just glad that I’m no longer dependent on my parents,” Freigang said. “It was hard enough to achieve that in women’s football.” In the Bundesliga, the Frankfurt women have been playing under the umbrella of Eintracht for two years. Last season they qualified for the Champions League as third in the table.
Release at EM Joker
Freigang has already scored nine goals in 13 international matches, but is more of a joker. For them, the European Championship in England, where the German team will play their first group game against Denmark on Friday (21:00 CEST/ZDF and DAZN), is their first major international tournament.
Freigang would like “that many people tune in and get an idea of us and women’s football without prejudice.” She is happy about the attention that women’s football is now receiving. “But I don’t want the extreme environment that we know from men’s football, the high transfer fees, the violent reactions to failures,” she said.