11 July 2017
England international Alex Scott - raring to go ahead of Euro 2017 © Luke & Nik
Arsenal defender Alex Scott has spoken of her determination to help steer England to Euro 2017 glory when the Lionesses kick off their campaign against Scotland in Utrecht on Wednesday 19 July.
Alex, 32, has been capped 138 times by England and is putting her vast experience to good use both on and off the field.
On it, she is gearing up for the big Euro 2017 opener whilst off the field, Alex works with the Women’s Football Academy at Kingston College to find and nurture young players.
"I always remind myself how lucky I am to be doing what I do," said Alex. "For me, it could have been a completely different path with my upbringing, where I’ve come from, so I never take anything for granted.
"I’m so grateful for what football has given me and people I’ve met along the way; I’ve travelled the world. There’s not one thing I can moan about."
Having played a pivotal role as England recorded a best-ever third finish in the 2015 World Cup Finals, it is unsurprising that Alex is champing at the bit ahead of the European Championships.
"It was an amazing achievement for the team in 2015." she added. "I don’t think anyone besides us had the belief that this England team could achieve such a thing and walk away with a bronze medal on the world stage.
"It has elevated women’s football in this country. If we can just take it one step further this summer….."
Those sentiments are echoed by fellow Lionesses Fran Kirby, Fara Williams and Jodie Taylor, all of whom share their own personal thoughts ahead of the big kick-off in a special feature on refinery29.uk
Midfielder Fara, who became the most capped player ever for England in 2014, added: "I think Scotland is going to be a big one just because of who it is.
"I’ve got old teammates in that team. I think the group stage for us is going to be difficult and it just makes it more exciting that the opening game is Scotland."
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