‘We are hungry this year’, Chelsea captain Eriksson targets club’s first Champions League win


Chelsea Women captain Magdalena Eriksson has said that the club is not shy and is hungry to win its first Champions League trophy.

Eriksson, who recently signed a new contract says Champions League success is on her mind, adding that the club is on the right path.

She revealed that leading Chelsea to win its first Champions League is one of her biggest motivating factors.

Magdalena Eriksson recently penned a new deal at Chelsea

“We are not shy about our goals, we want to win everything we participate in. It’s the biggest tournament and we have our eyes set on it. We missed it last year, it was devastating to watch other teams play when you’re not in it.

“We’re hungry this year, we’re on the right path, I have a core belief we can do it,” the full-back, who has agreed a new deal until 2023 told Skye Sports.

Eriksson believes Chelsea can break Lyon’s dominance in the Champions League

Lyon has won the last five seasons of the Champions League. Eriksson, who became Chelsea’s captain ahead of the 2019/20 campaign insisted that the mentality and talent developed at Chelsea under head coach Emma Hayes puts them in the best position to end that run.

“The squad is by far the strongest we’ve had since I’ve joined the club. I feel like, and we all have the belief, that we can achieve anything.

“It’s the culture of the team. Everyone is friendly, everyone is accepting of people’s differences and cultures. After the first month here this has been my home.”

Chelsea wants to stop Lyon’s dominace in Champions League

Having invested heavily in their playing squad over the last twelve months, bringing in the likes of Sam Kerr, Melanie Leupolz, Pernille Harder and Jessie Fleming, Chelsea is good to go to fight for the title.

The London club made the biggest headline for spending a world-record fee to bring Wolfsburg forward, and Eriksson’s partner, Pernille Harder to the club.

“I think it’s very good, we were used to it at our old club Linkopings in Sweden. We know how it is, me and Pernille are the same with our mentality, the way we view football, and the way we live our lives.

“For us, it’s only a positive and it’s really nice to have her here.”

Since becoming a Chelsea player in 2017, Eriksson has won the WSL twice s and was named in the PFA WSL Team of the Year last season.

Chelsea currently occupies the third spot in the standings with a game in hand on leaders Manchester United. They face title rivals Arsenal on Sunday.

“We still early in the season and there will be a lot of defining moments but it is a big game.”

“From the Swedish point-of-view, I have a lot of people following the game from Sweden. It’s just amazing, the league is growing and growing and it’s an exciting time for women’s football,” she added.


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