“I know her from my time playing alongside her,” said vice-captain Svenja Huth, who was part of the same FFC Frankfurt team which Prinz led to victory in the UEFA Women’s Cup in 2008.
That was Prinz’s third triumph in that tournament, and just one of an astonishing array of career titles.
Alongside her two World Cups and five European Championship triumphs, Prinz also won nine women’s Bundesliga titles and lifted the women’s German Cup on no less than 10 occasions.
“She is able to pass on a lot of experience from her own time as a player, and give us tips when we have problems,” said Huth.
In an interview with AFP last month, Huth said that she had grown up idolising Prinz, who defined women’s football for a generation in Germany.
Now, she and her teammates are hoping that Prinz’s sage advice, psychological expertise and champion calibre can help them emulate her greatest successes of all.