Lianne Sanderson, has publicly vowed to seize her chance to play at the Women’s World Cup.
Arsenal and England Ladies’ forward, Lianne Sanderson, has publicly vowed to seize her chance to play at the Women’s World Cup.
The 27-year-old forward played in the 2007 tournament in China, but missed out back in 2011 and consequently withdrew from international selection.
Despite this, she was reinstated back into the first-team when Mark Sampson became the new Three Lionesses’ manager in December 2013, and she wants to justify her recent call-up with a string of impressive displays this time around with the whole world watching on with intrigue.
Lianne had this to say: “Sometimes you take the opportunity to play for your country for granted and I do think this opportunity that I’ve been given by Mark is something that I can’t believe.”
“Football is in my blood and I’ve been going to games since I was a baby. From the age of five I knew nothing was going to stop me from accomplishing my dreams, and that was to become a footballer. “
“Playing for my country is the biggest honour, when I join up with the squad I pinch myself. Scoring a goal for England, singing the national anthem, and having my family and friends there mean the world to me.”
“This is what we play for – I love playing against the top teams in the world. To play the World Cup in Canada would be a dream come true.” She added.