Kaylan Markese already knows a lot about her new Arsenal teammates.
Although she joined the club only on Monday, the former KB Koge keeper faced us twice in the UEFA Women’s Champions League last season, making two outstanding individual performances and even saving a penalty.
“I have vivid memories of those matches,” Keelan told Arsenal.com. “I remember the ball hitting the back of the neck a little bit, a feeling you never get used to, but some goals in particular, I just remember going in slow motion and just amazed at the quality of the red-clad players on the field.
“(In my preparations for the match) it was like, OK, Midema can’t score with me. It was like, ‘Oh my God, OK, Nikita Paris, we have to slow it down. How do you slow it down?’ Then you get the way Beth Meade in intersections, and who Obviously Kim Little is very dynamic and gets into all the perfect pocket spaces
“Caitlin Ford too. She’s someone I’ve always been a fan of watching over the past few years, especially for Australia, and it was incredible getting to know them on the court, on the other side.
“That was a big reason why I was like, OK, I don’t want to just play against them in training. I want to be in this team because I want to be with this level of players. There are all the names I read in there and I’m missing more, but these are some crazy talents.” On the front line there is to oppose it. It is unbelievable to be here.”
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