‘The hard work’s done, now let’s finish it off’

Leah Williamson accepts there will be nerves when we line up against Manchester City, but says we have enough big-game experience to cope with the cup-final pressure.

The England Under-23 international lifted the FA WSL Continental Cup in 2015, having helped us reach the final a year earlier, and will still get the same buzz before Wednesday’s decider at Adams Park.
“It’s really special for me,” Williamson told “It’s great to see your shirt hung up before a game but you’ve just got to stay calm. By the time you walk out to the final, you’re already buzzing to be there. It’s just about settling down and enjoying it. The hard work’s done, you’ve just got to finish it off.
“It’s nice to see your shirt in the changing room. I’ve grown up at Arsenal and support Arsenal, so from being a kid and buying a kit on release day when I got somebody else’s name on my back, it’s nice to have my own.
“I think that was the biggest thing for my mum, when I signed for Arsenal, she couldn’t quite believe it. My brother couldn’t quite fit it on the back of his shirt because he was too small as we’ve got too many letters in our surname!”

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