"I think that the challenge, the difficulty of the task, was one of the things that appealed to her after having coached a big gun like USA," Sembrant told MMO4PAL.com, reflecting on her side's run to the gold medal match in Brazil, where they were beaten by Germany. "Pia is a person with a can-do attitude. If she thinks that there's a chance of making something happen, achieving an objective, then she doesn't think twice about taking on the challenge and she's able to convince everyone around her that it's possible. She felt that doing big things with Sweden was feasible and she proved as much by leading us to the Olympic final. That was a big achievement for Sweden, for us [players] and for her alike."
Having plied her trade in football for Cheap Fifa Coins PS some 40 years, 56-year-old Sundhage has pretty much seen it all and done it all, and yet she is as motivated as ever. Just as importantly, her ability to spur others on remains undimmed. "She is really very passionate about football. She lives and breathes it, and she's a great motivator," said the Montpellier stopper. "When she's standing in front of you talking, she conveys something special," Sembrant went on, before launching into a lengthy description of her national-team coach's strengths. "She's very thorough and detail-oriented. She has the experience of having played for a long time, so she can understand what's going on with players in all manner of situations."
"She's very humble too!" Sembrant hastened to add, almost without pausing to catch her breath, as if anxious not to leave anything out. "Not only as a person, but in regard to her leadership too. She knows what she's very good at, but she also knows what aspects she needs to call on other people to handle because they're better at them. She gives us a lot of responsibility, which forces us to step up. She's very demanding with us and you can really tell that she believes in what she does and believes in her players."
Sembrant and her team-mates repaid that faith last summer by scooping Olympic silver, the country's best-ever result in the women's competition. Along the way, they knocked out the hosts – led by a certain Marta – in the semi-finals. While the pair cut contrasting figures at the conclusion of Fifa mobile Coins the penalty shoot-out that decided that encounter, one of them leaving the pitch with her arms held triumphantly aloft and the other doing so in tears, they had previously been on the same emotional wavelength during their two seasons together at Swedish outfit Tyreso, from 2012 to 2014. Even though that period ended in disappointment, with defeat by Wolfsburg in the UEFA Women's Champions League final, the defender has nothing but good memories of her time alongside the Brazilian, whom she marvelled at on a daily basis.