“We as humans always like to think and believe something is gonna go a certain way. It’s supposed to be like this but it never happens that way. Fustration, disappointment, injuries, people thinking I can’t do it. That was my journey.
You have these goals, you have these dreams, you think everything is going right then all of a sudden, your world comes crashing down…
After that moment, I actually came back a better player. I was a smarter player, I missed the game, I was hungrier. I got my chance and never left the field after that.
I look back at those moments; what the team did and what I did. Those 16 minutes scoring 3 goals were really 13 years of blood sweat and tears.”
-Carli Lloyd on breaking her ankle (2010) & winning FIFA Womens World Cup (2015)