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Women’s World Cup: Jonna Andersson proud of Sweden and hopes for her first start soon

Chelsea Women’s Swedish left-back discusses her experience of her first Women’s World Cup, her team’s performance against Thailand and her hopes for game time soon…

Andersson is yet to play a part in a Women’s World Cup, but the experienced 26-year-old, who has featured for her country at the 2012 Under-19 Euros, the 2012 Olympics in Rio and the Euro 2017 in the Netherlands believes that she is more than ready to make an appearance.

‘It’s an amazing experience, it’s just nice to be around these players and the group it’s fantastic. We’re having a lot of fun on the pitch but also off the pitch so I’m really enjoying it and it’s great to be at a World Cup.

‘I hope to start every game, it’s hard but I have to keep going on the training pitch and be ready to start or come on as a sub,’ she told the official Chelsea website.

Sweden have progressed to the last 16 of the tournament after a convincing 2-0 display over Chile and a dominant 5-1 victory against Thailand. Next up for Andersson’s side is the USA who are ranked no.1 in the world to determine who will finish first in Group F.

Our Swedish defender commented on their win against the Southeast Asians and shared her thoughts on what to expect when they lock horns with the USA tonight.

‘It was a good win against Thailand, it was tough because they defended really deep. But it’s still good to get five goals and get to the next round with one group game left to play.

‘I think it’s going to be a really challenging game as they are no.1 in the world. It’s the last group game, we know that we are into the next round but we still have to go for it.

‘We always want to win and compete in these kind of big games – it’s going to be a real tough one and it will be our first tough game in the group so it’s exciting.’

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