Marit Bjœrgen talks about the pressure from media

FasterSkierDecember 8, 2006

– It’s tough to find excuses when I end up second, she says

Bjorgen talked about the tough pressure she feels in a recent VG newspaper:

– In reality I’m satisfied. I want to be best all the time, but have to realize that I can’t be number one every time, says Bjorgen.

She finds it hard to have to drum up excuses every time the media is over her when she hasn’t won.

– It’s tough to have to find excuses for the media when I place second. I feel that it’s not accepted when I’m number two. That’s tough, she says.

She admits that this affects her and gives her negative thoughts. It hit a peak when she didn’t win in Kuusamo in the last World Cup.

She expressed at a press conference that she wanted to contact her old coach Svein Tore Samdal to help solve her problems. She has regretted saying that afterwards.

– I have a big need to hear that I have done well from people I trust. That means my coaches and my boyfriend Fred Bœrre Lundberg, she says.

Bjœrgen has decided to skip the races in La Clusaz in order to prepare for Tour de Ski.


Related stories: Bjorgen Hires Media Adviser


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