Emma Hayes says Pernille Harder has taken Chelsea to a ‘higher level’ since world-record transfer in 2020


Chelsea supervisor Emma Hayes says world-record signing Pernille More durable has taken the membership “to the next degree” since becoming a member of in September 2020.

More durable scored for the second successive Ladies’s Champions League match as her purpose helped Chelsea beat Juventus 2-1 in Turin on Wednesday night time.

The 28-year-old joined Chelsea from Wolfsburg on a three-year contract for a world-record price for a feminine footballer, having helped Wolfsburg win 4 consecutive German league and cup doubles and being named UEFA Participant of the 12 months in 2018.

More durable scored 9 instances in 22 league appearances in her debut season as Chelsea received the Ladies’s Tremendous League title, and added eight extra objectives within the Champions League as Hayes’ facet completed as runners-up within the competitors.

Having began the season with six objectives in seven video games throughout these competitions this season, Hayes was stuffed with reward for More durable after Wednesday’s victory.

“She [Harder] had an excellent efficiency,” Hayes stated. “I’ve stated this earlier than – she got here to the membership and to a troublesome nation, becoming a member of a crew that is already wonderful and she or he has taken us to an excellent increased degree.

“Her requirements day in, day trip ought to be what each younger individual ought to look as much as.

“She takes accountability, she’s accountable, she’s there when it issues and she or he’s a key participant for this crew.

“I am so delighted she’s a part of our squad.”

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Pernille More durable says it was a tremendous night time for her and her Chelsea team-mates in entrance of 17,000 followers in Turin

Talking after the match, More durable stated: “That is what each Champions League night time ought to really feel like. I do not understand how many individuals there have been, nevertheless it [the stadium] felt full. It is an unbelievable stadium, an incredible pitch and followers shouting.

“I want there had been Chelsea followers, however this time it was Juventus followers. But it surely was wonderful.”

Chelsea, who’re second within the WSL with 4 wins from 5, are again in motion on October 31 once they tackle Man Metropolis within the FA Cup semi-finals.

Earlier than that, More durable will be part of up with the Danish nationwide squad for his or her Ladies’s World Cup qualifiers in opposition to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro on October 21 and 26.

Chapman: A lot-needed win for Chelsea

Former Chelsea midfielder Katie Chapman on Sky Sports activities Information:

“They actually wanted the win. I believe Juventus made it actually troublesome for them. On the finish, they have been creating possibilities, they have been pushing ahead they usually actually put Chelsea below strain.

“I believe they arrange very well defensively tonight and made it actually troublesome for Chelsea. All of the possession Chelsea had, they did not create many possibilities.

“There isn’t a one higher in Europe than More durable. She’s the one who crops up with the successful objectives, she’s that high quality of participant.”



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