Toni Duggan: Everton Women forward believes WSL club can ‘take the next step’ and qualify for Champions League


Returning Everton Girls ahead Toni Duggan sees no cause why the membership can not fulfil their ambition of qualifying for the Champions League.

The 29-year-old has returned to the Girls’s Tremendous League (WSL), 4 years after she left Manchester Metropolis for spells in Spain with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Duggan now believes that Everton, the membership the place she started her senior profession in 2007, are primed to problem the home dominance of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester Metropolis.

Everton Girls boss Willie Kirk has additionally mentioned the membership’s ambitions of securing European soccer

“We now have not hid away from that, I believe you might have heard (Everton supervisor) Willie (Kirk) discuss it as properly – that’s the goal,” Duggan advised Sky Sports activities Information.

“We need to break down the groups like Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Metropolis.

“They’ve had a few years constructing the workforce, they usually have been actually profitable over the previous few years. Everton are at that stage now to take the subsequent step.”

The 76-cap England worldwide rejoins an Everton aspect who completed fifth within the WSL final season, 16 factors off Arsenal within the third and remaining Champions League spot.

AP - Duggan previously spent two years with Atletico Madrid before sealing her Everton return
Duggan beforehand spent two years with Atletico Madrid earlier than sealing her Everton return

Nonetheless, she acknowledges that additionally they face a battle simply to complete above Manchester United, who missed out on qualification themselves by some extent.

“Additionally, you will take a look at the likes of Manchester United, they’re attempting to interrupt into that as properly,” Duggan added.

“It’s going to be a troublesome yr, we all know that, however I do not assume we’re going to draw back from saying our ambition is to be within the Champions League.

“I really feel that’s the place Everton Girls’s soccer membership belongs.”


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