Umeå IK 0-1 Arsenal

UEFA Women's Cup Final 1st Leg Gammliavallen Saturday, April 21. 2pm
 

on the performance...
"It was a great team performance. Our defensive backline played a superb first half against the wind. Obviously it's a game of two halves and the team with the wind had the advantage each half. We stuck together, the first 20 minutes we were a bit dodgy, all over the place, but got our shape sorted and worked hard from there and got the result we craved for at the end of the day."

on Alex Scott's last-gasp winner...
"It took a while to sink I think that she'd found the back of the net but it was a great strike. We all know Alex has the ability to do that in every game but today it's even more important than a usual game."

on Umea star Marta...
"She did me like a kipper once or twice which I didn't particularly enjoy but like I said yesterday they've got world class players and we were aware of that. But our girls are coming through on to the world stage now and they did a great job and they proved what they can do."

on the second leg at Boreham Wood...
"Hopefully we'll pack it out there. We're looking forward to going back to our home ground - we like playing there it's comfortable so it should make for a good second game."

on raising Arsenal's standing in the game...
"We're trying to prove a point to everyone out there really, we have world class players. We haven't proved it in the past but each year we've played in this competition we've learnt and we've definitely got the experience to go one better and hopefully lift the trophy."

The second leg of the Uefa Women's Cup Final will be at Boreham Wood on Sunday April 29. Click here for information on how to buy tickets.

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