Nell Van Dijck would describe herself as a goalkeeper as someone who keeps encouraging her team and tries to coach a lot. In the beginning, as a goalkeeper you are sometimes afraid to coach your team. Maybe this is because we are afraid of coaching in the wrong way. You need to have some experience and know the way your coach wants to play football in order to coach your team in the right way. This will certainly come through in the years, but every goalkeeper should dare to do this more. You as a goalkeeper have the whole game in front of you and therefore see more than your fellow players.
In today’s football, you have to be an extra fielder, just like Neuer, and always offer yourself as an extra point of attack when your teammates are having a hard time.