Wang Shan story of Chinese women’s football queen (Part 5)

After the match, I signed with Gumi Sportstoto. In my first season playing in Korea, I was selected as the best player and also the soccer betting websites predicted so. At that time, I played for three teams at the same time: Chinese women’s team, Chinese youth team and Gumi club in Korea. I traveled endlessly between the two countries, participating in many trainings. At that time, I was so happy. I’m so busy that I forget all my past sorrows. I feel recognized, respected. Maybe I have some talent.

It is not good to wear a three-team shirt. The intensity of the competition made my body unbearable. I have left ankle fracture. I told the club not to operate because I didn’t want to recover alone for a long time. I couldn’t live in Korea for too long, while not knowing Korean. But Gumi signed me one more season and wanted me to go to the operating table. I have to accept, then spend time recovering alone. I felt so lonely and had to make important decisions on my own. The pictures at that time showed how sad I was.

Playing abroad is not easy, so I soon returned to China to play Dalian Quyen Kien. But playing football in Korea is not as difficult as moving to Europe. It happened when I joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2018. Arriving in France, I felt like a kid, starting to learn everything again. The whole world is upside down. Once again I have to leave home, say goodbye again.

China and France differ a lot, not only in food and language. In China, we do everything together. I always have family or teammates around to help. In Paris, after going to the training ground, I went home. It was like I went to work. People live much more independently.

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