England Women Leah Williamson is ready to captain her team at the Euros starting in a month. She has been described by her mum as aggressive while Jill Scott has described her as cold and unemotional. After Steph Houghton was sidelined with an injury, England Women boss Sarina Weigman turned to Williamson. Despite the Euros being her first major tournament and not captaining her club, Weigman has been impressed with her physically and mentally.
“She has an aura, she knows what she is talking about. She makes me nervous and edgy. I want to impress her, which makes me strive for more. We talked about where we wanted to go and what we want to be. We haven’t found the right balance as a team and we want to put everything into something,” England Women captain Leah Williamson. “I have always seen that as a strength to park it. I am lucky I have always played for a team near my family which I am really close to. Some girls move across the world and you are by yourself so how do you switch off from football?”
“I don’t ever do anything I don’t want to do. I do have other interests, I do have things that make me happy. If my grandma rings me and says, ‘I have tickets for a concert this evening’, then I will go. I am going to watch The Killers with her. We go to concerts all the time,” she added. “When I look back on my life I will have been a footballer and I am conscious that it is a short time to make an impact in my sport, but I also have a whole life to live and that time to me is just as important.”
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