Glasgow City midfielder Leanne Ross expressed her commitment to her national side whilst on
international duty at the 2017 Women’s EURO.
After not featuring in the defeat to England, Ross expressed her desire to represent her nation on
the biggest stage:
“I’ve worked so hard for this. Everyone was prepared but there are only eleven starting places. By all accounts I was pretty close to getting one of the starting places. When you’re on the bench it then depends who gets on according to positions and tactics. It was disappointing to not feature at all but I am ready if I’m needed.”
Glasgow City FC teammate Leanne Crichton featured the full 90 minutes for Scotland, much to the delight of Ross:
“Leanne is a good mate of mine, we’ve been roommates for years so we have always been there for one another. “You just want whoever has got that starting jersey to do themselves proud and do the team proud. It’s a bit more special when it’s your roommate, just trying to support her as much as I can.”
Scotland will next face Portugal where they will aim to redeem some pride as well as collect some
points. Ross illustrated the importance of the travelling fans. The Falkirk born midfielder explained: “We are definitely playing for the fans as well as the points.
“It was fantastic when we walked out and there was so many Scotland fans there, it was beyond our expectations. I thought they were incredible and we just need to thank them for their support and hope that they come back after the disappointing result against England. They drive us on.”
The 36-year old added: “I thought our supporters were actually louder than the England fans, even at full time.”
Written by Ieuan Ivett.