Dunia Susi's Iberian roots make England's Euro 2013 opener interesting for the full-back
Dunia Susi has more reason than most to relish England’s Euro 2013 opener against Spain; both her parents are Spanish.
The 25-year-old is a part of Hope Powell’s 23-strong squad that are about to compete in a fifth successive major tournament.
Susi played in both of the Three Lions’ two warm-up matches, against Japan and Sweden, and the full-back’s Iberian heritage ensures Friday’s opening match will be extra special.
She told FATV: “I’ve got a bit of background in Spain with my parents being brought up there. But I’ve decided to play for England and that’s where my heart lies and I guess they have to support me with that.
“Having my family in Spain, it’s my culture, and you always want the country where your family are from to do well, but as long as we meet them in the final and we end up winning, I’ll be happy with that.
“We are looking forward to the Spain game. Hopefully we can put [on] a good performance. Spain play a similar style to Japan, which was a great contest for us. We performed really well and got a decent result.”
Watch the full interview with Dunia below...