Arsenal and Scotland defender Jennifer Beattie says taking part in all of their Women’s World Cup qualifying games at Hampden Park will present a ‘enormous enhance’.
Speaking to Sky Sports information the centre-back mentioned: “To see the SFA (Scottish Football Association) backing us and placing us in at Hampden for all our qualifiers was a very good feeling.
“You by no means actually know when these phases are going to occur and whenever you do you assume we’re on course. We simply cannot wait to get on that pitch.
Scotland’s Jennifer Beattie through the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 qualifying match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Picture date: Tuesday September 21, 2021.
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“A couple of of us had the chance to play towards Jamaica earlier than the World Cup in 2019 and that was an incredible feeling for the send-off earlier than that. “To have the followers again as properly on Tuesday night time, everybody is actually trying ahead to it.
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“Anyone desires to play at their nationwide stadium, so it is an enormous enhance.”Beattie has began in each Arsenal’s Women’s Super League games this season after lacking a big chunk of 2019-20 as a result of being recognized with breast most cancers after which struggling with a again harm.
“Personally, having gone by means of the 12 months I had with varied issues happening, after which having again surgical procedure, to be a part of the squad, taking part in and profitable games, I’m excessive as a kite, you could not get me off the ceiling.”I’m loving each minute, a brand new coach and new gamers coming by means of.”Against Reading the defender scored the opening aim as she met a nook from Katie McCabe to move into the again of the web past Royals keeper Rhiannon Stewart.
She additionally performed in Friday’s win over Hungary making her return to the nationwide workforce as Scotland began their World Cup qualification marketing campaign in excellent style. Former Arsenal supervisor Pedro Martinez Losa is the brand new Scottish supervisor and on the brand new man at the helm Beattie added: “I believe he has introduced much more consideration to element, I believe you possibly can inform he has labored so much at sure golf equipment particularly within the French model of play, what he has executed with Bordeaux and a variety of technical element, and much more info.”That has been nice for us, to attempt to grasp issues as shortly as doable.”Obviously we needed to grasp it right away as a result of he hasn’t had time with us in friendlies.”Three factors towards Hungary was an enormous begin for us. I do not assume any of us could be 100 per cent content material with the way in which we performed, however I do not assume any of us actually anticipated to try this with a model new teaching workforce and model new technical improvement and all the things he has tried to implement.”The subsequent factor is the subsequent recreation and we need to enhance on the efficiency.”If we get two victories on this camp with it having been the primary one with Pedro, I believe will probably be a very profitable one.”