MILLIE BRIGHT has revealed she was brimming with pride when Chelsea offered her a contract extension until 2023
In August, Bright helped the club seal a 2-0 Community Shield win over Manchester City after a 12-year absence from the women’s competition, and The Lionesses superstar recently made her 150th appearance for the Blues in a 3-1 blast over fellow title chasers, City.
And she has now opened up and admitted that he is brimming with pride that we decided to extend her stay at the club until the summer of 2023, She told Chelsea’s shirt sponsor, Three: “I don’t think there’s any other team that I’d want to be at.
“I think it was an easy option to re-sign and, you know, the club wanting to offer me a new contract is an amazing moment.
“It’s a proud moment when a club wants you to stay for three years
“I think there’s no better place to be, no better coaching staff or team-mates. I think this is a place to push me on to the next level.”
The Chesterfield born centre-back added: “It was massive I didn’t even realise it was my 150th, but that’s probably a good thing I was just focused on the game and getting the win.
“I don’t think you see it often so I’m really proud to have made 150 at the same club.
“It is a massive honour. I didn’t realise how quick it had gone in the five years that I’ve been here.
“I’m really looking forward to the next 150, the club is amazing, the players are amazing.
“I think that’s what really makes it. I know a lot of the time we say it is a family.
“But that’s what makes it such a good club is that you do feel at home you do feel comfortable, and that’s what brings out the best of you as a player.”
Bright is a world class player that the fact that Chelsea managed to get her to stay is massive for the club, as we said, she is a world class player.
Meanwhile, Defender Kurt Zouma has hailed Edouard Mendy’s instant impact at Chelsea.
Mendy got a dream move to Chelsea in the summer transfer window after months of speculation, and despite many doubting that he has the quality to make a real impact at the club, he has now kept four clean sheets for the Blues.
The defender said on the Chelsea website: “He has been great, with the ball at his feet and he is big, too.
“He has presence and catches the ball when he comes out. He is talking a lot, doing a great job. He settled in very quickly, but we have to keep focused.
“I speak French and I know him a little bit from before. He is a top guy, a very clever guy. Easy to talk to.
“He is super-intelligent, very calm. He has no problems speaking English. We were talking French, but now he has learned some English very quickly.”