Alex Greenwood has backed Leah Williamson to be successful as England captain for the Euros. She will take over the reins from Steph Houghton. Williamson took over the armband from Houghton who has been injured. She took over the captaincy in January 2014. The Arsenal defender helped England win the Arnold Clark Cup last month beating the likes of Spain, Canada, and Germany. Williamson has scored two goals in her 27 caps for the country.
“I’m absolutely delighted for Leah. She’s a young player still with so much experience. It feels like she’s been here forever,” Alex Greenwood said about Leah Williamson. “She leads by example on and off the field. She’s a great person, a great footballer and I’m so proud of her. I wish her all the best with the captaincy and I’m sure she’ll fulfill it in every way she can. She’s someone who very much values her opinions. She’ll never change for anyone and that’s something we respect and I respect. Whether Leah’s got the armband on or not, you don’t see a difference in her. It’s a great moment for her and her family and I’m sure she’ll lead the country out with great honor.”
“Steph’s been an unbelievable captain, not just for the country but for the club as well. She’s still my captain at the club. She’s someone I have so much respect for. She lives and breathes football and she’s an iconic figure in the women’s game,” she added. “When the time’s right I’m sure she’ll reflect on the years she spent as captain and be very proud of what she’s achieved. That’s not to say that she’s not an England international, because me knowing Steph, she definitely is and she’ll do everything she can to put on the England shirt again.”
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