Millie Bright says ‘standards will slip’ in women’s football if workload continues
The Guardian says Millie Bright has called for urgent talks to address the workload on elite female footballers and wants players’ voices to be central to those discussions.
“It’s definitely something that needs to happen and I’d really like people to speak to players so that we can actually say how hard it is for us,” the England captain said. “Ultimately, we want to give the fans [a show], and we want to play at the best level possible and for the longest amount of time. We want lengthy careers, we want to impress the fans – that’s how we’re going to grow the crowds, which is still on our agenda every single week to keep improving the game.”
Bright said “the standards may slip if we keep going the way we’re going, and there’s bound to be more injuries”.
“That’s where we as players have to keep speaking about it, we have to step up, we have to demand better and demand more. This is international football and we do not have VAR in a competitive international game, which is mind-blowing.”