Caitlin Foord says going into lockdown at Arsenal has helped her assimilate into the squad.
“If anything, I think the lockdown period gave me the opportunity to integrate into the team a bit more," she told Arseblog.
"Without being around the team, it definitely feels like I’m more involved now than I was before, which is strange, because we weren’t training. In a weird way it’s actually been a good outcome in the sense of feeling part of the group.”
Foord has been an immediate sensation at the London club, starring in the Continental Cup loss and then scoring in the FA Cup against Lewes.
But due to COVID-19 and the early cancellation of the WSL, is yet to make her league debut.
“Playing, the cup games and now Champions League games and not making my debut in the league yet is a bit weird because that’s not normally the way things go and with the lockdown it’s a very unique situation.”
“These are these are games that, as a club player, it’s highest level of competition you can play. For me, I’m just really looking forward to the to the challenge and just experiencing this with the team.”
Foord and Arsenal will face PSG this Saturday at 4am AEST, in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
“With PSG having a recent game against Lyon [in the Coup de France Final] as well, it was it was a good game just to see. Joe has had a lot of time during lockdown of prepare for this game and then make us familiar with our game plan and where we think we can exploit them and where we have to be careful as well. We’ve definitely been working on that. It’s been like a prep school heading into the game.”