Team Europe captain Suzann Pettersen is excited about the Solheim Cup that will be held next year. She is especially happy because of the great potential she has at her disposal. "I'm super stoked to see the new young talent coming up through the Ladies European Tour.
I feel like every week there are new names, new rookies and the rookies keep continuing to deliver with great results and being in contention. Just look at the Swedes [Maja Stark and Linn Grant], they've almost pretty much played themselves onto the team.
Not only just through the European rankings, but they're almost in via the world rankings because of their great results. One of them [Stark] is now playing the LPGA Tour and is going to start earning a lot more world ranking points going forward, so I just really embrace it [new wave of young talent] and I'm all for giving the youngsters a chance - they are the future.
I'm obviously also hoping to have some experienced players on the team, but these young ones are feisty and fearless. They're ready to go out and fight their heart out, which is great and that's the mentality we want."
- she said, as quoted by skysports.
Suzann Pttersen on her players
Pettersen is ready to help the players and has drawn a line between her career and her current position. "When I'm not competing, I'm a lot calmer and more laidback," Pettersen added.
"I was a lot more intense as a player and I can see how when you're more relaxed and approachable, how well that goes on to the players. I am definitely going to try to pass on my adrenaline and energy that the Solheim Cup has given me.
All I can do is try to facilitate for them to be able to perform their best. " As we have already said, there is a lot of talent in the team, and they will have to confirm that on the field with maximum effort. "I think the Solheim Cup always brings the best out of everyone and everyone seems to elevate their games.
I can only speak for the Europeans, but we all play our hearts out and that really shows. That's all I can ask from the players, to give their best and really play with their hearts. If you do, you are going to get the best out of what you have."