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The English Teenager, Ellie Brazil, Testing Herself At Serie A Champions Fiorentina

  by  , Thursday 21 December 2017, Categories: Welcome


Their next opportunity is right around the corner, as the staff has qualified for the Under-20 World Cup, which is held in France next August. Before that, Brazil and her team-mates go to Florida next month to confront USA, Brazil, and Finland at a trio of friendlies to get ready for the tournament. "We are all very excited," she says. "The women are like a second family. We've got WhatsApp groups, Snapchat groups, we are constantly in touch to see how everybody's doing. It'll be wonderful to see everyone. When I am with them is when I am happiest. Everybody's very excitable in our group talks in the moment with respect to visiting Florida. We did not expect to go there just before Christmas and the groups we'll be playing with our World Cup standard."

She was given her big break when David Parker resigned as manager resigned and was replaced by academy trainer Marc Skinner, who promptly gave Brazil more chances. Her form helped her make a spot for the biggest club event of all, the Women's FA Cup final at Wembley, only months after her 18th birthday. City won the match 4-1 but Brazil recalls the day fondly. "In relation to Marc, I can't thank that guy enough for the opportunities he gave me, but Wembley specifically. It was just incredible, when we were walking around the pitch the day before, it was just like 'wow'. Me and Charlie [Wellings] were sat there and it felt as though we had been playing Fifa. It just didn't look like it was actually occurring."  agen sbobet terpercaya

Brazil setup Wellings for Birmingham's goal. "The outcome may not have gone our way, but it was an experience I am never going to forget," remembers Brazil. "Charlie coming on was amazing: best buddies, two youngsters. We always said if we got on together we would just like it, so as soon as the ball went in the web, that is a feeling I will never forget. Whether it was 3-0 or 15-0, we had still to this day get excited about that objective. Hopefully one day we can go back there and recreate it, whether it's for the same group or another team." "It was dreadful," she says. "It was possibly among the hardest things I have needed to do, and that is not me being clichéd. Marc is a really supportive guy. He still messages me today to make sure I am alright. We are in contact and I see every Blues match I can. It was difficult to leave the group and depart Marc because he was quite good to me. If I had not played in those games, I may not have ended up where I am now."

Her new challenge would be to maintain Fiorentina in the peak of the Italian game and revel in her first Champions League campaign. "I really do feel like I'm settling into it more today. I don't know how long I will be here. As much as I love Italy, I have come here to learn the technical side of this game. Once I have done that and developed this, I do see myself going on elsewhere. I am not 100% certain where and that is what is exciting about the future." "it's extremely surreal occasionally," she moans. "But I love it all when I move on Twitter and watch all of the support, even in the Birmingham fans. I will appreciate that forever. It's lovely seeing that people are after you. The Wolfsburg game was definitely one I will never forget. I can not just course that as another match."
She has no doubt that she made the ideal decision to move abroad. "I'm not only learning how to play soccer but a language that is new and growing as a person daily. I am even learning how to cook -- my parents won't ever think that I'm learning how to cook."

 

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