Telford desperate for Finland chance
Wednesday, 22 July, 2009
Carly Telford says competition is fierce to be named in the Euro 2009 squad.
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Having won her third senior cap for England, Carly Telford is itching for more experience and is desperate to be part of the squad that travels to the European Championship next month.
Telford was called upon to make a number of saves at Colchester United on Thursday night, and the Leeds Carnegie 'keeper is keen for more action.
Telford told The.FA.com: "It’s a great thing because you can’t replicate that, even in a Premier League game it’s never going to be the same as stepping out for your country and being in an international environment. For that, it’s a great experience.
"For a lot of the girls, we just want to be playing – you don’t want to be sat in the stands or on the bench. So as soon as you get the opportunity, you want to take it with both hands and show what you can do, because you don’t get a lot of chances to do that."
There are four goalkeepers in the squad right now, but Telford says there is a great spirit amongst the quartet who are all seeking to be on the plane to Finland.
"We are good friends off the field. Of course there is a lot of competition but we have good fun in training and push each other hard, and it gives Hope [Powell] an itch in the head and also Reesy [Keith Rees, Goalkeeping Coach].
"I'd love to be picked but if I don’t I’ll take one on the chin and try harder next time, know what I’ve got to work on and go again. But it’s great to have four of us here, pushing each other, because it’s only going to bring the best out of all of us."
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