Paris Saint Germain and Canadian forward Ashley Lawrence said PSG’s players and the coaching crew are aware of the magnitude of the Uefa Women’s Champions League.
The 26-year-old utility player won the D1 Arkema league with PSG last season, ending Lyon’s 14 year run. The Parisian giants were eliminated in the semifinals of the 2020/2021 Champions League by Barcelona – who went ahead to win the trophy. Defeating Chelsea by 4-0.
Reacting to a question at the press conference ahead of PSG week two Champions League game against Ukrainian side, Zhytlboud, Ashley Lawrence said “I think that we are Fully aware of the magnitude of the competition, it’s the biggest competition in Europe. We have built something special, every year there are players leaving and we have to adapt to a new group.”
The Olympics gold medalist winner praised the PSG management for recruiting quality players to strengthen the squad.
“Yes we lost some players but we did a good job of getting new recruits Internationals with lots of experience and players that have won big titles. I think that we are remaining just as hungry as we were in the previous years.”
“We want to win the league again, we want to win the Champions League and I think with the group that we have, we can achieve that. We just need to take it one day at a time.” She concluded.
Ashley was recently nominated for the Ballon d’Or award, an award that’s awarded by France Football magazine, the Ballon d’Or has been given out since 1956 with Mathews Stanley wining the maiden award.
The magazine started its women’s award in 2018 with Olympique Lyon’s forward Hegerberg wining the award ahead of Pernille Harder. Due to the pandemic, the awards were not given out last year.