White: ‘We can turn tie around in the second leg’

Ellen White   Photo: ArsenalPics.com
Ellen White Photo: ArsenalPics.com
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Ellen White says her Arsenal Ladies side are down but far from out after a 2-0 Champions League semi-final defeat to Wolfsburg today (Sunday).

The Gunners’ Ladies face an uphill battle to reach the prestigious final after the home defeat but despite the setback White, who could have had a hat-trick on another day, is fired up to turn things around.

“We are all really disappointed with the match, not only to have lost but to have conceded two goals,” she told The Bucks Herald.

“I think they (VFL Wolfsburg) were physically stronger than us on the day and were clinical in their finishing.

“We had three or four decent chances to score, of which I should have scored, and we didn’t convert them.”

The former Grange School pupil twice had efforts cleared off the line and also hit the bar in a frustrating end to what was otherwise a brilliant week for the Fairford Leys-based star with goals in the FA Cup and the winner for England.

But she is not dwelling on the missed opportunities.

“I think you always replay things in your mind that you could have done better and things you wish you could have changed at the time, but sometimes you need a setback to hopefully push you on individually and as a team to strive for better,” she said.

“We now need to re-group and focus on the away leg at the weekend, it’s such a massive game for us all and we will be doing everything to try and get to that final in Stamford Bridge.”

Arsenal Ladies play Wolfsburg in Germany on Sunday (11am kick-off).