Versatile Defender Expresses Delight After Officially Signing Big Time Deal With Chelsea

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Charlotte Wardlaw has admitted that she is delighted to have signed her first big contract with Chelsea ladies.

Wardlaw made her senior debut back in November 2019 against Tottenham Hotspur in the Continental Tyres League Cup, featured against Charlton in the FA Cup in 2020 and started versus London City Lionesses in last season’s FA Cup competition.

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She told the club website: “It’s so exciting, I feel like any time I’m in the presence of Emma, I’m always learning, whether that’s how to improve on the pitch or improve as a person.

‘I’m so excited to continue to work with her, she is one of the best in both the male and female game and she’s a big role model.
‘It’s such a surreal feeling to call Emma my manager and I can’t wait to start the season.’

‘The squad have always been so welcoming and encouraging to us young players and it’s really helped with my confidence on and off of the pitch.

‘When I made a couple of appearances I’ve always felt comfortable because they have always been so supportive as well as the coaching staff.

‘On the pitch training is always world class, the tempo is always high and I feel like my decision making and my game play has got much quicker. Training everyday with the players we have tests all aspects of my game, it’s been really good.’

‘I’m a hard working player and sacrifice myself for the team. I like to work out what the opposition do and try to prevent them from doing it.

‘I also like to control the tempo of the game and put tackles in, I’m quite a tough player but I like to get on the ball and create opportunities. I can play anywhere across the backline but my preferred position is in midfield mainly as a holding midfielder.’

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