Wade on "exciting" prospect of facing Wolfsburg

Wade on "exciting" prospect of facing Wolfsburg

By Craig Edwards

Glasgow City midfielder Lauren Wade says “it’s going to be exciting” when the club face Wolfsburg later this month.

City face the German champions on Friday 21st of August at the Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian with a place in the semi finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League the prize on offer.

It is the second time City have reached the quarter finals and a first for Wade who was a winter signing for the Scottish champions.

The Covid-19 pandemic changed a two legged home and away tie to a one off match at a neutral venue in Spain and meant Wade would have to wait before making her European debut for the club.

The Northern Ireland striker has played in a number of countries including Sweden and Iceland but has never played in the Last eight of the Champions League and is excited to get the chance.

“It’s going to be really exciting, it’s a quarter final of the Champions League. I don’t know how many players can say they are part of a club that is in the quarter finals of the Champions League and against Wolfsburg you are challenging yourself against the best in the world and it is something you have to work hard for and just relish.”


Wade has previous experience in the UEFA Women’s Champions League having featured against Glasgow City. She featured for Northern Irish side, Glentoran back in 2014 during the qualifying group stage with City winning 1-0 in Airdrie but it was an experience that Wade still remembers.

“I remember all three games we played and in particular against City. They were the dominant side and won 1-0 and it was a good result even thought it was a loss but at that point I was quite young so I was playing for Glentoran and looking up to certain players and it was a great experience.”

Wade only made a brief appearance in an orange shirt before the season was abruptly halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic when she came off the bench in the league match against Celtic but fans can expect to see more of her once football resumes.

The forward is ready to fight for a place in the starting 11 once domestic football returns in October.

“I just want to try and challenge within the team and in the starting 11 and getting a spot to be a regular in the team. I feel I can bring a lot to the team and I want to be playing and enjoying my football like any footballer would.”

You can catch Lauren’s full interview on GCFC TV on Thursday

Watch Lauren and the rest of the City squad in action on BBC Alba when we face Wolfsburg in the quarter finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League on Friday 21st of August. You can donate a match ticket here.

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