Chelsea Girls captain Magdalena Eriksson targets membership’s first Champions League win

Chelsea Women captain Magdalena Eriksson targets club's first Champions League win

Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson is aiming to steer her aspect to a brand new period of dominance after committing her future to the membership.

The complete-back has agreed a brand new deal till 2023 and the intention of successful Chelsea’s first Champions League is considered one of her greatest motivating components.

“We’re not shy about our targets, we wish to win the whole lot we take part in,” Eriksson informed Sky Sports activities Information.

“It is the most important match and we have now our eyes set on it. We missed it final yr, it was devastating to look at different groups play while you’re not in it.

“We’re hungry this yr, we’re on the appropriate path, I’ve a core perception we will do it.”

Magdalena Eriksson was named Chelsea Women captain ahead of the 2019/20 campaign
Eriksson was named Chelsea captain forward of the 2019/20 marketing campaign

Lyon have gained the Champions League for 5 consecutive years however Eriksson insists the mentality and expertise developed at Chelsea underneath head coach Emma Hayes places them in the most effective place to finish that run.

“The squad is by far the strongest we have had since I’ve joined the membership. I really feel like, and all of us have the idea, that we will obtain something.

“It is the tradition of the staff. Everyone seems to be pleasant, everyone seems to be accepting of individuals’s variations and cultures. After the primary month right here this has been my residence.”

Chelsea have closely invested of their taking part in squad over the past twelve months, with the likes of Sam Kerr, Melanie Leupolz and Jessie Fleming including to the squad.

Eriksson has been joined by her partner Pernille Harder at Chelsea this season. The Dane signed for a world-record fee of more than £250,000 from Wolfsburg.
Eriksson has been joined by her companion Pernille More durable at Chelsea this season. The Dane signed for a world-record price of greater than £250,000 from Wolfsburg

The largest headline-maker was spending a world-record price to carry Wolfsburg ahead, and Eriksson’s companion, Pernille More durable to the membership.

“I feel it is excellent, we have been used to it at our previous membership Linkopings in Sweden. We all know how it’s, me and Pernille are the identical with our mentality, the best way we view soccer and the best way we reside our lives.

“For us, it is solely a optimistic and it is very nice to have her right here.”

Harder was in attendance when Eriksson's Sweden side made it through to the World Cup semi-finals by beating Canada in Paris.
More durable was in attendance when Eriksson’s Sweden aspect made it by to the World Cup semi-finals by beating Canada in Paris

Eriksson has gained the WSL twice since becoming a member of Chelsea in 2017 and was named within the PFA WSL Workforce of the Yr final season.

Chelsea are at the moment third within the standings with a recreation in hand on leaders Manchester United. They face title rivals Arsenal on Sunday to cap off The FA’s Girls’s Soccer Weekend.

“We nonetheless early within the season and there might be numerous defining moments however it’s a massive recreation.”

“From the Swedish point-of-view, I’ve lots of people following the sport from Sweden. It is simply superb, the league is rising and rising and it is an thrilling time for girls’s soccer.”

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