Chelsea Ladies full-back Magda Eriksson was delighted to pick up her first piece of silverware in the English game by winning the SSE Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley.
The 24-year-old Stockholm born defender is in her first year at Kingsmeadow after joining the club from Swedish club Linkopings.
Eriksson played the full 90 minutes as The Blues defeated Arsenal 3-1 at Wembley and speaking to the Chelsea Presser after the match, she could not hide her delight in picking up a winners’ medal.
“I’m super proud” said the defender. “We executed the game exactly how we wanted to do it, we got the win in the end and we fully deserved it. I’m super happy.
“You couldn’t ask for more. There was a big crowd and three beautiful goals as well, the way we played the game was perfect.”
Manager Emma Hayes has built a real team spirit at the club and Eriksson said that she feels very close to her teammates.
“I love the team, the whole team” Eriksson confessed.
“I love everyone in the team and you can see that we stuck together the whole season and you can see that today, we just love playing with each other and it’s amazing.”
Chelsea have a huge fortnight ahead as they now look to wrap up the FA Women’s Super League 1 title, something which the defender feels is a real possibility.
Eriksson added “We’ve done the cup, now its time to focus on the league, to finish off strong.
“All we can do is win our last games and we’ll see what that gets in the end.
“Of course, we want to win everything we do and I think we have a good chance of winning the rest of the games and hopefully that will be enough.”
The SSE Women’s FA Cup is the third domestic trophy to be won by Eriksson with the player having lifted the Svenska Cupen twice earlier in her career in Sweden.
Interview by Jonty Colman