Reiten: We talked about finishing on a high and that’s what we did

Guro Reiten netted the opener in our Vitality Women’s FA Cup fifth-round victory against Everton and the Norwegian was pleased to end the season with a win.

Reiten got the Blues up and running just before the half-hour mark with a low drive into the bottom corner to score her sixth goal of the season.

Sam Kerr doubled our advantage in the second half before Drew Spence added a third late on and Reiten praised the clinical edge displayed by the Blues on Thursday evening.

She said: ‘The first game after losing the Champions League final is going to be hard. We talked about finishing the season on a high and that’s what we did.

‘I should have scored four goals in the first half, so I’m annoyed about that. It was important to score first, we had a lot of chances in the first half and we maybe should have scored more. The first half was okay and then the second half we took our chances.’

Thursday’s victory against the Toffees booked our spot in the last eight of the competition and keeps Chelsea in with a chance of adding a fourth trophy to the silverware we have already secured this season.

Emma Hayes’s side lifted the FA Women’s Community Shield, the Continental League Cup and the Barclays FA Women’s Super League title, and Reiten says there is a hunger in the Blues squad to reach Wembley and also go one better in the Champions League.

She added: ‘We want to win everything, so everything is important, but I’ve heard the girls talk about the FA Cup and it means everything to them. They want to be there, I want to be there, we all want to be there.

‘Overall, it has been a very good season for us. We have taken steps and we could see that by reaching the Champions League final. We want to be the best, but we aren’t there right now.

‘We need to learn from that game against Barcelona and come back because we want to lift that trophy and we are going to work hard towards it.’

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