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Manchester City Defender Esme Morgan Is Aiming For A Spot In Englands Euro 2022 Squad

Esme Morgan is hungry to succeed for Manchester City this season after a breakout 2020/21 campaign, and she wants a spot in England’s Women’s Euro 2022 squad.
Last season, the 20-year-old made 24 appearances for City in all competitions as Gareth Taylor’s team placed second behind Chelsea in the Women’s Super League, she played in the Champions League for the first time, and she won the FA Cup.
Now, the City fan and academy product, who has yet to make her England debut, is gunning for a place in the Lionesses squad for next year’s Euros on home soil, as well as additional development with her club in the forthcoming 2021/22 season.
City will be aiming to win the WSL for the first time since 2016 and improve on their European quarter-final performance last season.
Morgan told Sky Sports News about her intentions to force her way into the England Euros squad: “That’s absolutely something that’s obviously in the forefront of my thoughts, obviously beyond playing for City, but the two work hand in hand.”
“If I perform well for City, my performances will reflect well on me, and performing well will help you stand out when it comes to national team selection.”
“Being a part of the Euros is something I’ve always wanted to do, especially because it’s in this nation.”
“It’s such an wonderful opportunity for the team to have enormous local crowds and draw on the home fans,” Morgan said. Despite her lack of game time so far, Morgan has been a part of a number of Lionesses squads and is hopeful of having an impact at international and club level this season.
On September 17, England Women will play North Macedonia in a World Cup qualifier under new head coach Sarina Wiegman.
“It’s something I’d like to be a part of,” Morgan explained, “but it’s a by-product of me continuing to improve and doing well at club level.”
“That gives me goosebumps, I’m so eager for what the year has in store.”
“I want City to win all of these competitions, and we clearly have the talent in the squad to do so.”
“Hopefully, with the core of that squad, we can win the Euros with England and bring home a major trophy as well,” Morgan said. Despite a quarter-final hat-trick by Morgan’s clubmate Ellen White, Team GB was knocked out of the Tokyo Olympics women’s football competition after a 4-3 loss to Australia.
Some of Ellen White’s City colleagues, notably Steph Houghton, Lucy Bronze, Demi Stokes, and Jill Scott, were highly involved for GB this summer and also make up the backbone of the Lionesses squad.
Morgan is eager to join that group of established international talents, and believes that the first step in that path will be for City to start strong in the WSL when they meet Everton on September 4.
“I’m really looking forward to it [the next season], I’ve had a long summer,” Morgan stated.
“I’ve been so delighted to watch the [Team GB] girls in the Olympics, and it seems like the season has come around so quickly.”
“I’ve been waiting since last year when we fell short of where we wanted to be, I’ve been pondering on what I could’ve done better and so has the team,” White (left) says after winning the Women’s FA Cup Final last year.
“With the new ones setting the tone for when everyone returns, we’ll be ready to win and hit the ground running right away, giving us a good start to the season.”
“I was rooting for them [Team GB] all summer and really hoping they’d perform well, so I’m somewhat disappointed that I’ll be seeing them so soon!”

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