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Martin Dahlin Interview (Part 1)



THE PLAYING CAREER

Firstly I would like tell you how much of an honour it is for me to be able to ask you, such a legend of the game and a former Blackburn Rovers star some questions. Thank you for taking the time to do this, I can understand and appreciated just how busy you are so I hope this will not hold you too long. With this in mind this is what makes you doing this all the more appreciated.

You were one of the top footballers of your generation, without question one of Sweden's greatest ever but what made you want to be a footballer to begin with?

I really don't know. I have always wanted to be a footballer for as long as I can remember.

When did you realise you had a very special talent?

I realised when I was 12-years-old that I was better than the others.

What was the highlight of your playing career?

The World Cup '94, Sweden took a bronze medal and a scored 4 goals.

What was the lowest point of your career? Maybe a stupid question, as I would assume your career ending injury would be the answer really?

My career ending injury when I was only 29 was for sure the lowest point.

We've spoken about your career highlight but what do you feel was your biggest achievement during your playing career?

The World Cup bronze medal and my 29 goals in 60 games for Sweden.

Who was the best manager you worked under?

Tommy Svensson and Tord Grip (Sweden).

And the worst manager you worked under?

I do not like to criticize people, I am sure he did his best!

What about the manager you wish you could have worked under past or present?

Don't know.

Did you ever have any superstitions or rituals before games?

No.

As we all know your career was so tragically cut short through injury. If you don't mind my asking how did you feel at the time?

It was tough! But although I retired early I was lucky to experience a lot. I played professional football in Sweden, Germany, Italy and England as well as the World Cup, European Championship, European Cups and the Olympics.

And how do you feel now?

I feel good! Unfortunately it ended a bit early but I can look back and be happy with my career
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There is PLENTY more of this Martin Dahlin interview to come, so keep a look out for further instalments shortly.


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The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 8 2007

Time: 12:11AM

Your Comments

Well I hope that you enjoyed Part One of the Martin Dahlin interview, he doesn't always go into great details with some answers but makes his point! Look out for more shortly.
Hughes Da Man
He seems a very humble and down to earth guy doesn't he and VERY appreciative of what he had, being grateful for what he was able to have done despite having it taken away from him at an early age of just 29. I can't believe the '94 World was so long ago, can though still remember the likes of Henrik Larsson, Thomas Brolin and Dahlin really making names for themselves, what a World Cup Sweden has that year! From what Dahlin says it looks like we (England) made a mistake by not appointing Tord Grip as our manager instead of Sven Goran Eriksson when we did!
Hughes Da Man
You Fu cking tease HDM, i want more it tell you, MORE!!!
BomBom
Gotta keep you dangling haven't I :) Still PLEANTY more of this to come and his answers become more detailed. Part Two will arrive tomorrow, Wednesday at the latest.
Hughes Da Man
Noooooooooooo, tomorrow at the latest!!!!!! we've waited long enough for Dahlin to get this done, dont make us wait any longer!!
BomBom
Patience my pet! It was FAR too long to have all in one thing, so the various areas we covered made sence for it to be broken down to digestable reads each time.
Hughes Da Man
Pet? PET? at least give me a treat and pat my head while you're talin the pi$$ lol
BomBom
LOL :) As you have about as much patience as my dog I'll get part two published by lunchtime, or just after!
Hughes Da Man
Mate! i'm just curious plz ask what's he doin now
klinsi
Ahh klinsi, I know this and all will be revealed shortly (think this is covered in part three?!?!
Hughes Da Man
 

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