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Pernille Harder: I am hungry to achieve success with Chelsea

Sat 06 February 2021 | 11:42

The Blues forward admits her move to Chelsea has added pressure on her but insists she won’t let it affect her game.

Pernille Harder

signed a three-year contract with

Chelsea

in the summer and joined the WSL champions. The 27-year-old had helped her former club Wolfsburg win four consecutive German league titles since joining them in 2017. Although her transfer fee is undisclosed, there have been reports of a £250,000 figure which has been described as a record transfer fee in women's football. In an interview with

 The Women's Football Show

, the Danish forward has spoken about her current form.

"There will always be expectations when there's a price like this on you but I've just been focusing on my game - in training and performing in matches,

"I'm proud of what I have achieved up to now but I don't stay in the past, I'm someone who wants more.

"I stay hungry and want to develop even more as a player and want to win more - not just individual awards but titles and I am hungry to do that with Chelsea."

Harder believes that equality in football should not be translated to equal salaries and the focus should shift to equal opportunities.

"The question of equal pay and equal salaries, it will take a while, even if it will ever be the same. Men's football is just on another level I think," she said.

"Girls have to fight to find places where they can get good training and get good coaches. It's not really there for them. I think that's the biggest issue, for girls to be able to get to a really good academy and access the best coaches at an early age.

"I can personally say it was my mum who coached me until I was maybe 14, and nothing against my mum (but) I think there would be better coaches!

"Already at that age you can actually learn a lot. Then further on there is still a big difference between how we have it and how men's teams have it. That's what we have to focus on."


source: SportMob