Caroline Weir of Manchester City Chelsea Women v Manchester City Women, WSL football match, Kingsmeadow Stadium, Kingston upon Thames, UK - 11 Oct 2020 Photo: Chloe Knott for The FA

Manchester City midfielder Weir dreaming of FAWSL and Champions League glory

Manchester City midfielder Caroline Weir says that winning the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and the UEFA Women’s Champions League are at the very top of her current career aspirations.

The Scotland international helped City reach the quarter-finals of this season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League by defeating Fiorentina 5-0 in the second leg of their round of 16 tie this afternoon. Weir scored the second goal of the game from the penalty spot in the first half.

When speaking in the post-match press conference in which FAWSL Full-Time were present, Weir said that winning the UEFA Women’s Champions League, along with winning the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, are currently her biggest aims in the game.

“It (winning the Champions League) is at the very top to be honest, along with winning the league as I haven’t won the league in England,” said Weir. “At club level, those are the two which feature high up on my list at the moment.

“Playing at a club like City, you are expected to go far in these competitions so you want to be playing in the Champions League and going as far as possible.

“Obviously, the last two seasons we have not done that here so I am eager to go further in the competition and see what happens.”

City’s record in the competition is reaching the semi-final stage, however, Weir believes that the club’s strength-in-depth gives them a real chance of doing well this year.

The player added “I have never been at City when we have had such depth in the squad, we’ve got quality in all positions and we have got numbers.

“At this point of the season, we have so many games, it is three games a week usually. We need that depth in the squad and we need to be able to rotate.

“In previous years, we have not had the options but in this squad we definitely do.

“It fills me and my teammates with confidence that we can really compete in these competitions now.”

Manchester City will learn of their quarter-final opponents when the draw is conducted by UEFA in Nyon, Switzerland tomorrow morning.

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