In 2019, Olivia Schough took the step to Djurgården.

But the season was a big miscalculation where Djurgården was stumbling close to being relegated from the damallsvenskan.

For Schough, it was something of an eye opener.

- I felt that I had to do something about it, otherwise maybe my career will end soon, she says.

The national team player trained a lot on the side and built up a different physique.

She also had to take great responsibility on the pitch and really tried to be seen every match.

- It made a huge difference to how it could have been with my career.

I am very proud that I managed it even though it did not go super well for the team.

It is thanks to what I am sitting here with a Swedish Championship gold, she says.

"Fought for a very long time"

The long-awaited Swedish Championship gold with Rosengård was secured just a few days ago.

Schough has previously fallen on the finish line several times.

- It is something I have fought for for a very long time.

I have been one point away with Eskilstuna and with Gothenburg.

I have played in the Allsvenskan for many years and it is the Swedish Championship gold that everyone wants to win, she says.

For 30-year-old Schough, the step to Rosengård was the right one to take.

It has been a strong season for her own part, so strong that she herself has been a little surprised.

- I am surprised that it has gone so well all season.

In normal cases, you always have someone "down", but it has gone very well, she says.

Europe in the future?

Schough has lived in Sweden for most of his career.

In 2014, she had two shorter stays abroad, one in German Bayern Munich and one in Russian Rossijanka.

In recent years, more and more Swedish players have taken the step abroad.

Schough has one year left on his contract and who knows if there will be games in Europe in the future.

Right now, however, she is doing very well in Rosengård.

- Things are happening in Europe and I can not sit here and say that I am not interested.

It looks fun, but I'm not stressed.

I hopefully have many years left so we will see what happens when my contract ends, she says.

CLIP: Fridolina Rolfö on tonight's World Cup qualifier against Ireland.

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Fridolina Rolfö, Magdalena Eriksson and Hanna Glas aim for three points tonight.

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