Oshoala talks up Barca chances ahead of UWCL final

Oshoala talks up Barca chances ahead of UWCL final
Barcelona's Asisat Oshoala

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday May 16, 2021. 10:00

Nigeria women’s national team captain and FC Barcelona star Asisat Oshoala has talked up her team’s chances of winning today’s UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) final against Chelsea.

The Super Falcons forward scored Barca’s only goal when they lost 4-1 to Olympique Lyon in the UWCL final two years ago, but she insists that they have learned from that defeat and are in a far better position to win the top club prize in European women’s football.

“Now, we have the experience of how European football is and also how a top game like this is played,” the Nigeria is quoted by Goal.

“I think we’re going to be better with our tactics this year, how we go out and play and everything.

“For us, it was good. We played in the final 2019, we lost and then we picked up corrections from there.

“Come May 16, against Chelsea, I don’t think we’re going to make the same mistakes again, because we already learned from the past. We are a better team now than we were two years ago.”

The 26-year-old added, “You just have to expect the proper normal Barca game, the normal proper Barca style.

“We’re not changing anything. We’re working on our own team. I’m sure Chelsea are working on themselves as well.

“When you hear the name Barcelona, you already know the kind of football the team plays. You already know what to expect. When you hear Chelsea, you already know the kind of football you expect.

“I think it’s going to be a very, very interesting one because both teams have top stars around the world. It’s not going to be a boring match, I promise.”

Chelsea and Barcelona will meet in the final at Gamla Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden tonight, with kick-off at 21h00 CAT.

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