Chelsea Ladies winger Gemma Davison has said that she expects a lively atmosphere ahead of her side’s Champions League Quarter Final second leg against Wolfsburg.
The Blues went down 1-2 at home in the first leg last week, meaning they will have to score at least twice in Germany to stand any chance of qualifying.
However, despite the tough odds, Davison has said that she is looking forward to the tie, and that the atmosphere will be one to be admired:
“When I last played there the game was in the same stadium that is used by the men’s team and I don’t know the exact attendance figure but I remember there being a lot of supporters there,” Davison said.
“German teams tend to attract big crowds and that’s the kind of thing I look forward to as a player – it doesn’t matter if it’s home or away, I love to play in front of a big crowd. All of our players are equipped to deal with that sort of thing.
“That’s where we want women’s football to go. I watch a lot of men’s football and you can see the influence the crowds have on matches. They can really spur you on, and as a player I like that – a lot of the girls would say the same.”
Wolfsburg ended the Blues’ four-game winning streak in the first leg of the tie at Wheatsheaf Park, but Davison knows it is challenges like this which will spur the team on to bigger and better things:
“With Chelsea, we know we should be in the Champions League and we’re more than happy to play against one of the best teams in Europe because we want to better ourselves,” she said.
“We want to be the best.”