Adriana Leon of West Ham United Women arrives at Rush Green Stadium West Ham United Women v Birmingham City Women WSL football match, Rush Green Stadium, London, UK - 15 Sep 2019 Photo: Joe Toth for The FA

West Ham United attacker Leon ‘hungry’ for Canadian success – Priestman

West Ham United attacker Adriana Leon is hungry for success with the Canadian national team this month according to head coach Bev Priestman.

The 28-year-old has endured a difficult campaign for her club with The Hammers battling against relegation to the FA Women’s Championship but the player’s attention now turns to playing in this month’s SheBelieves Cup with Canada.

Leon recently arrived at the Canadian camp and head coach Priestman says that the player is showing a hunger for success with her national team.

“Adriana has come in hungry and happy to be here” said Priestman when speaking to FAWSL Full-Time. “I think with all of the Europeans, they have turned up with that mindset ‘It’s great to be back with my national team’.

“It will be an opportunity to see Adriana and allow her to be around her teammates and understand how we want to play.

“Straight away, she wanted to be on the pitch as soon as she got here and wants to find the back of the net.

“It’s great to have Adriana in the squad.”

Leon made her senior debut for the Canadian national team against China in the Four Nations Tournament in early 2013. She has since gone on to add a further 65 outings to her tally whilst scoring 19 goals. Only Manchester City’s Janine Beckie has more experience in the attacking positions than Leon in the current Canadian squad.

Canada begin their SheBelieves Cup campaign with a fixture against tournament hosts the United States in the early hours of Friday morning. The game will be new head coach Priestman’s first in charge.

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