Fresh from guiding Chelsea Ladies to glory in the FA Women’s Cup, a proud Emma Hayes revealed what pleased her most on a very special afternoon at Wembley.
Over 30,000 people were inside the national stadium to see the Blues make history. Not only was it the first female club match contested at the home of English football, but it was also the maiden major honour in Chelsea Ladies’ history.
As Hayes acknowledged the final scoreline might well have been greater than 1-0, but Ji So-Yun’s close-range finish proved more than enough to trigger arguably the greatest day in the club’s history. Little wonder, then, Hayes was so delighted afterwards…
‘I’m speechless,’ she said. ‘I’ve dreamed about this day my whole life. Sometimes dreams can be real big disappointments but this one wasn’t.
‘To do it with the team we’ve been building for the last three years, watching it evolve and improve, makes it even better.
‘We have been in losing positions before, like on the last day of last season and in two semi-finals, so for them to actually cross the line is such a rewarding moment. I’m so proud of my players.’
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