Everton winger Hayley Raso believes that The Blue Girls are up for the fight as they prepare to take on Manchester City in Sunday’s 2019/2020 Vitality Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley.
The Merseyside club come up against the current holders of the trophy at the national stadium in a tie which could have many twists and turns over the course of the 90 minutes.
Ahead of the match, Raso has been speaking with Everton men’s team legend Tim Cahill in a Westfield Matildas Instagram live event. She said that Everton are ready and waiting to face Manchester City this weekend and they have already proved that they can mix it with the very best.
“It is going to be a tough game but I think we have already shown how we can play as a team” said Raso. “Our quarter-final against Chelsea was a big game in itself and people kind of wrote us off for that game but we made a statement beating a top team like that.
“We are looking forward to the final on Sunday. We know that Manchester City are a tough side, it is going to be no easy feat but we are up for it.
“We are all really excited and really want to prove ourselves and at the end of the day, we want to lift the trophy.”
Despite having to wait more than seven months to make her debut for Everton, Raso has admitted that she has become very fond of the club and is enjoying every minute of life on Merseyside now that football has resumed. The Australian international has clearly come to England to win trophies and victory at Wembley on Sunday would certainly be a great start.
She said “I thought it would take a little time to settle in, I signed in January but a lot of things have happened along the way and I didn’t end up making my debut until seven months later.
“I just wanted to get my first game done. Once I started playing and just got into it, it felt like I hit the ground running.
“I want to be part of a team that does well and at the moment, I feel like we are doing that.
“The club is so great, I feel like I am so happy here. I am just loving it, it’s just awesome.”
The 2019/2020 Vitality Women’s FA Cup final kicks-off at 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon and will be screened live on BBC One, BT Sport 1 and on the FA Player.