Birmingham City Ladies kit launch, part 2, quick interviews with Kirsty Linnett and Coral Haines

First interview was Kirsty Linnett, she came through the ranks at Leicester City, then moved to the Arsenal Academy where she unfortunately suffered two consecutive ACL that kept her out of football for more than 2 years. She then moved to BCLFC in December 2012 and had an excellent FA WSL 2013 season. She was a member of the U17 WC squad that reached the semi-final of the tournament in 2008.

I asked  her about her personal targets for this season 2014 :

Having a good and full season, progress with the team and  being involved hopefully in the international set-up (Kirsty is flying soon  with the U23 for the La Manga tournament ). Champions League is also a massive target with the quarter finals against Arsenal next month.

And in term of goals and assists ? : yes definitely trying to score more goals, feeling a bit  more confortable playing as a 9 as well.

So you think you will play up front and maybe not on the wing, there are 3 center forwards in the squad this season, loads of competition for places ? It is the manager’s decision obviously, we have good wingers like Karen Carney  and Melissa Lawley.

I then interviewed Coral Haines, for those who don’t know BCLFC number 23, she plays in attacking midfield/center forward position, came through the center of excellence and will be 18 in June. She is involved with England U19 managed by Mo Marley

First question again : what are your personal targets for the season ?

I was a squad member last year, so playing more this season. Being a young player, it is difficult to break into the team that we have already , I will defintely try break through  to the starting 11 more often.

In term of the England youth set-up ?

Obviously keep getting called up. My dream is to play at the Euros ( to be played in Norway in June, England have to go throught the Elite round in April). I am going to La Manga in March, it is the start and hopefully I will be chosen for the Euros.

Do you think about the World Cup ? ( The U20 world cup will be played in August in Canada, it is open to the players born in 94 and after)

Hopefully I will get picked for the camp after La Manga, get picked for the Euros, impress there and maybe being picked up for the world cup.

Published by Sylvain

women's football fan since 1998

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