Charlotte Kalla has not had the start of the season she might have hoped for.

When the World Cup started in Ruka, Finland, last weekend, she finished in 23rd place in the 10-kilometer race, almost one and a half minutes behind the winner Frida Karlsson.

In the hunt start the next day, Kalla went into 18th place.

- I see it as a blunder in the minutes.

I choose not to think about it and focus on tomorrow's competition instead, says Charlotte Kalla to SVT Sport about the premiere weekend in Ruka.

The question is whether what the Swedish veteran has shown is enough to take a place in the Olympic team.

- It's about having to make top results, because the competition in the Swedish women's national team is so tough and we have some new ones who have come in and did very well in Ruka.

There are several about it.

It is a tough battle for places, you have to be up there and fight at the top, said national team manager Anders Byström on Thursday.

Kalla herself chooses to focus on the competitions in Lillehammer and does not worry about whether her form right now is enough for the Olympics.

- I have nice races in Gällivare with me.

So I'll just go out and fight on the track and do my best.

I can not do or expect more from myself, she says.

- It's about trying to influence here and now.

I can not be in the future too much but do my best here and now instead.

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