Sweden women’s national team is set to play against Chile today in France, and the 26-year-old can’t wait to represent her country.
Chelsea and Sweden national team defender Jonna Andersson can’t wait to play her first match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup today.
The Swedish Ladies will play against Chile in France, and she hopes they can get a win.
“I am really excited, it’s going to be my first World Cup, although I have been in the Olympics and the Euros,” Andersson told the club’s official website.
“Just to be in the World Cup is going to be exciting because it is one of the biggest tournaments I can be in with my national team.”
“It’s an honor to play for your own country, to play for my national team is just a dream. Of course, playing in front of big crowds is great too,” she added.
“I hope it’s going to be a tough tournament with a lot of favorites.”
“But France are playing at home so they should be the favourites,” she continued.
“Germany and the US are really good, so I hope it’s going to be tight with new teams coming through – it’s going to be really exciting.”
She explained the difference from other competitions: “From previous tournaments you expect France, Germany and USA to do well but there are now a lot of teams who will be competing this year.”
“I’m not going to say that it’s an easy group because in tournaments anything can happen, but for us, if we play as good as we can then we should beat both Chile and Thailand.”
“But as I said before, you never know in these tournaments, however those are two countries that we should beat,” she concluded.