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Chloe Kelly Lionesses Down Under

Today’s episode of Lionesses: Down Under connected by EE sees Jill Scott and Kyle Walker catch up with Chloe Kelly ahead of Sunday’s historic World Cup Final.


On being a World Cup finalist:

“It’s amazing. We keep saying round the hotel, ‘what are you doing on Sunday?’ A World Cup Final, it’s amazing. This is what dreams are made of.”

On her approach to Sunday’s game:

“For me, it feels like another game. Of course, it’s the World Cup Final and there’s a lot of buzz around it, but I think every game for us is very important and every game getting to this moment was very special. But a World Cup Final, when you grow up and watch these games, it was a dream to play in one, so I think everyone is of course very excited, but we have a job to do.”

On playing against Spain:

“They’re very technical. I think it will be a great game to watch as a fan. With Lucy [Bronze] and Keira [Walsh] playing for Barcelona, we have a lot of insight into their players which is great for us. And to see Lucy and Keira, the changes they’ve made since they went to Barcelona, we know the great football they play in Spain. But I think we can focus on ourselves and how we can break them down. We have a lot of quality in this team, it’s very exciting.”

On rising to the occasion in the big moments:

“To be honest I don’t really feel the pressure in those moments. I don’t feel it as pressure, I just enjoy the moment.”

On her penalty technique:

“It’s just routine. If I stood here now, I wouldn’t be able to do it, but in the moment it’s just what I do and have done for a while now. It works for me, there’s not really anyone else that does it, but I do.”

On having the support of the England staff:

“It’s amazing to be part of such a special group of players and staff. The background work that the staff do, no-one really sees it. We have a great set of players and staff. Everyone always sees the team on the pitch, but the hours that the staff put in day to day is really what’s behind us and gets us to these moments. I’m proud of the journey we’ve had so far, Sunday will just be amazing.”

On her advice for young grassroots players:

“Just enjoy every moment and play with a smile on your face. Just play at any opportunity you get because it flies by. I was a young girl not too long ago looking up to Kelly [Smith] and Jill [Scott]. Kelly was my idol growing up and now I’m sat with her, so I’m really nervous!”

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