England Victory Over Scottland Pleases Walsh
Jun. 12, 2019
England’s Keira Walsh during the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Group D match at the Stade de Nice.
England midfielder Keira Walsh was one of the World Cup debutants in Sunday’s opener v Scotland. It was a big one to get under her belt and after another impressive season for Manchester City and stand-out performances at the SheBelieves Cup earlier this year, it could be a massive tournament for her and others around her.
Despite her calm exterior and composure on the ball, she admits there were some nerves before the game but there were some words of advice that did the trick.
Here’s what she had to say in the mixed zone after the 2-1 win over Scotland…
On her first world cup experience:
Kaz Carney says I’ve got to give her a shout out for this because before the game I was a little bit nervous.
She’s an experienced player and she sat me down and was like, “There’s eleven players on the pitch for both teams, you’ve played against these players in the WSL week in and week out,”
and I play with a lot of the girls at City, so she said, “there’s nothing to be worried about, just do your thing.” So having that word of her really did calm me down before the game.
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