Ellen White says her recent clinical form is down to her enjoyment of the game.
White has scored three times in her last two appearances and also guided England to victory against Canada at the weekend.
The Arsenal striker netted a brace in the 6-0 FA Women's Cup win over holders Birmingham City Ladies on Tuesday night and says that Shelley Kerr's squad are using last season’s cup disappointment as motivation to go all the way this year.
It was nice to get on the scoresheet again but I think ultimately we wanted to alleviate the heartbreak of losing out on the FA Cup last yearEllen White
“It was nice to get on the scoresheet again but I think ultimately we wanted to alleviate the heartbreak of losing out on the FA Cup last year,” White told Arsenal.com. “We really wanted to get through to the semi-finals. Birmingham are a great team and put up a real fight but I think we performed really well as a squad.
“I'm really pleased with my form. It was fantastic to score the winner against Canada and hopefully it will continue. I'm staying positive and controlling what I can control. I'm loving playing football at the moment and I've got some great team-mates here too.
“We were looking at the FA Cup and trying to get through to the last four but it probably does send out a message to everyone saying that we are fighting on all fronts. It was a great team performance and I think it does show that we are really going to have a go at retaining our title.”
Kerr’s side are in action again on Sunday when they welcome Bundesliga leaders VfL Wolfsburg to Meadow Park for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.
After being knocked out in the last four in the past two seasons, White has extra motivation to reach this season’s final at Stamford Bridge.
“We're buzzing for it,” she said. “We're all feeling positive about it. The focus was on getting through to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and now that will change to Wolfsburg. We can't wait for it and we know we need a positive result to take to Germany with us.
“We all love playing at Borehamwood. Hopefully it can be a fortress this season. It may benefit us playing at home first. We want to put in a positive performance and take a good result to Germany.”Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 11 Apr 2013