football in Sweden sometimes looks like hockey!
While playing in the Swedish team Östersund DFF, she scored a goal from behind the midfield. The news went viral, making Brazilians proud. She was sure she could get back into the National team, but a new injury to that same ankle prevented her once again. "It's frustrating, because it depends a lot on your physical disposition and, no matter how hard the dedication, there are things that are beyond our control", she says.
At that moment, she had to make a difficult decision: to end her career as a professional athlete and invest in a career in her major, Administration and International Business Management. Since 2017, Laylla applies what she has learned on the field in her daily life in the Supply Chain area of FCA at the Fiat Automotive Plant (Betim, Brazil). "I take into my daily life the understanding that people are different, with different skills, and need to play in the position where they deliver the best outcome". It demonstrates that coping with pressure is something I gained as an athlete. After all, "you need to listen to a stadium yelling at you, booing, and still keep in mind that if you miss it, in the next one you’ll succeed, until it actually happens". Her very direct way of communicating on the field is being honed at FCA. "When you're playing, you need to say 'pass the ball!' instead of 'could you pass me the ball next time, please?', because it's all very quick. In a company you can’t do the same", she laughs. She says she also does well as a midfielder and understands the new team she works with.