Norway’s newest England pro: – I was actually determined to stay in Sweden

Norway’s newest England pro: – I was actually determined to stay in Sweden

On Wednesday this week it was confirmed that the Norwegian left-back had signed a contract until 2024 with the Women’s Super League club.

– There have been many impressions. You get fried in the brain from greeting so many new people and taking in all the new things, says Stenevik on the phone to TV 2 from his new home town.

The 22-year-old left-back has been in England since Monday to undergo a medical test and clarify the last details before the transfer went through.

Stenevik has a past in Arna-Bjørnar in the Toppserien and went to Swedish Eskilstuna before the 2020 season.

Elise Stenevik (tv) in a duel with Häcken player Mille Gelj Jensen on 8 June this year. Photo: Michael Erichsen / BILDBYRÅN

In Sweden, she has thrived and impressed in the Damallsvenskan. When Everton contacted and showed interest, Stenevik was not really interested in any transfer.

– I was actually very determined to stay in Sweden because I had just gone through a similar process where I considered another offer from a club and then it was clear to me to stay, says the 22-year-old.

Stenevik says that she saw the opportunities to develop further as a player were at least as good in Sweden as in the other club she received an offer from.

– What made Everton change your mind?

– I realized that the offer was too good to say no to, she replies.

– It is primarily the quality of the players in England and that my training routine is getting better. Here in Sweden, you are used to having a head coach, an assistant and a goalkeeper coach to deal with, while here it is something completely different. The conditions are so incredibly arranged for success, and then it is only up to you how good you can become.

She says that it took about three weeks from when Everton first made contact until the transfer went through. The impression of the new Danish Everton coach Brian Sørensen was good after the talks with him.

Stenevik has played a number of games for the Norwegian under-age national team and was most recently in the U23 national team squad in June this year. She says that she has a goal of playing for the senior national team, but focuses little on that in her everyday life.

– Whether it happens soon or in a while is not the most important thing for me. I think that as long as you focus on your development in the club, the national team will eventually come as a bonus if you develop well, says Stenevik.

– It’s not a goal I’m chasing in my daily training.

Already at the weekend, the season for Stenevik and Everton starts when Leicester comes to visit on Sunday. At least according to plan. It is currently unclear what consequences the death of Queen Elizabeth II will have for sport.

Stenevik is ready anyway.

– It would have been nice to start with three points, she concludes.

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