The newly signed Arsenal player has reached a new milestone with her 150th cap against Germany in the SheBelieves Cup in Nashville.
The midfielder is the most capped English player, male or female, and received her first cap back in November 2001 against Portugal. She is hungry for more as she revealed in a BBC interview:
“I’ll keep working hard, keep myself fit, keep competitive and if I do that then I know I can always give something”
“Every game that I play, I feel really lucky to represent England. I never come here thinking I’m going to play and that keeps me motivated.”
Mark Sampson has always trusted her in the big games since he started to manage England in 2013.
The England manager recently moved her from the defensive midfield to a place on the right wing as the defensive midfield was not the best fit for her. The main problem was having her in front of the back four was superb in terms of creativity and ability to find players like a quarterback directing play. However, because she is not the strongest physical player like for example Katie Chapman, it was a challenge against powerful opponents in a crucial part of the pitch.
Hopefully, there will be more caps for the Arsenal midfielder and a successful club season will certainly help cement her place in a very competitive England squad where three or four quality players are available in her position.