After completing a move to the club she has supported since childhood, American forward Mia Fishel has spoken about her unwavering ambition to achieve success with Chelsea.
The 22-year-old has penned a three-year deal with the Blues until the summer of 2026. Before making the move to London, she was plying her trade with Tigres in the Liga MX Femenil, the highest division of women’s football in Mexico.
Upon joining Chelsea, Fishel discussed the personal and collective goals she wants to achieve, the thought of playing at Stamford Bridge, and her memories of watching Chelsea when she was a young girl dreaming of making it to the top.
There is a hunger within the player that goes beyond a mere appetite for goals. Fishel expressed her desire not only to excel on a personal level, but to continue a tradition of challenging for and winning titles on the biggest stage.
‘I want to become the best soccer player here,’ Fishel said. ‘Growing up, this was the team that made me who I want to be. The competitiveness, the wanting to win, I want to be part of this history.
‘I want to win titles, I want to win championships, I want to play in the Champions League and dominate. My ambition, just like this club, is to be the best.’
Emma Hayes’ side will play four Women’s Super League matches and their UEFA Women’s Champions League games at Stamford Bridge next season. Fishel is relishing the opportunity to take to the famous turf she has always imagined herself playing on.
‘It is going to be surreal when I first step on the field with the team and knowing that everything I have done leading up to this point is all worth it. I am really excited for that moment.’
Having followed Chelsea from a young age, Fishel acknowledged a landmark moment in her career as she witnesses a dream come true. She recalls her earliest memories watching the Blues and past players she admired from afar.
‘I have been a Chelsea supporter since I was about seven years old. My brother and my Dad would put on the Premier League and I would be like, ‘Chelsea is my team,’ and Eden Hazard was my favourite player growing up.’
Welcome to Chelsea, Mia!