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Janine Beckie Speaks ahead of new season

Olympic Gold medalist speaks about new season an new signings.

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Olympic Gold medalist speaks about new season an new signings. Janine Beckie is back after her conquest of Tokyo with the Canadian National Team and is looking forward to a new season.

Let’s see what she said-

On new signings- “As a forward, I’m already rubbing my hands together to have that midfield behind me!” she smiled.

“Vicky Losada is a legend. She’s been incredibly successful with Barcelona and she’s a Spanish national team player.

“She’s someone a lot of people would look at and think: ‘I’d be lucky to play alongside her.’

“Bunny is a fantastic player – a fabulous finisher and a strong asset. She’s definitely the missing piece we needed in the team and I’m super excited to play with her.

“I’ve played against her for the national team and I’m definitely happy she’s on my team rather than having to play against her!

“Ruby is an exciting young player. City are known for bringing in players and developing them from a young age.

“We’ve seen so much success with young players and the potential for her is massive.

“To have added those players to the squad we already have is really exciting.”

On new desires after Gold win- “You would think that in some way, it satisfies the hunger of being successful but to be honest, it just fuels the desire for more,” she added.

“It’s definitely not the last world title I want in my career and with that comes opportunity.

“I want to win the Champion League, the FA Women’s Super League (we haven’t won that while I’ve been at the Club), regain the League Cup, retain the FA Cup… There are so many things on the table.

“Everyone was disappointed with the lack of Championships last year. We won the FA Cup but we wanted more.

“We have a real hunger to win trophies again – the Champions League in particular is definitely on my mind. That’s the reason I came to play in Europe.

“We’ll chase after those trophies and hopefully, the confidence from the Olympic tournament can help the team.

This team will be formidable and could challenge for all available trophies.

Can't wait!