Sydvenskan June 27

The Star leaves FCRosengard
Ready for Chelsea


Ali Riley is leaving FC Rosengård for top club Chelsea and does it with a very clear goal.

"I will try to become the best left-and wingbacken in the world."

The 30-year-old New Zeeländskan – with U.S. and Swedish passports, has proven very single-minded since she came to FC Rosengård in 2012 both on and off the pitch.

Now she has signed on for two years with Premier League champions Chelsea.


"I'm aiming for 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES. I'll give it two years in Chelsea, which is a fantastic club with a little higher potential to win international titles than Rosengard. And it was an absolute necessity to leave, says Ali Riley and continues in the next breath.

"It was an incredibly difficult decision, but I really want to come back here and finish his career here — if they want me.

 

"I'm aiming for 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES. I'll give it two years in Chelsea, which is a fantastic club with a little higher potential to win international titles than Rosengard. "

 

Rosengard has had a few a little heavier this year and with Ali Riley lost lots of driver and team's perhaps absolute firmest players.

– But Rosengård is going up again. The new partnership with Jonas E.s as coach and the new players we got into, did I really wondered.

Things are moving fast in the European big clubs. Not least in England spent there and undeniably have Chelsea been at the forefront.

I like how they are investing in both Club and national teams. It is now I have the chance to do this, but it would be for one of the very best clubs.

The fifth of July will be the last game for this time with FC Rosengård, at home to Växjö. Before its time to Riley playing the away meeting with Hammarby also.

 

 – Chelsea starts to the season on July 14, but have shown great understanding and I get some extra time off.

They are very thorough and professional and will not run out of me in november. There will be two very intense years which is basically non stop, with the World Cup next summer and the 2020 OLYMPICS, says Ali Riley.

  

"I need this challenge to push myself."

 

She got a very concrete example of how Chelsea moved ahead when FC Rosengård encountered them in the Champions League last autumn – and was fully known.

"Yes, we were. I am extremely impressed with how they work, and hope that I can develop further as a player. I need this challenge to push myself.

 

Rosengård Sports Director Therese Sjögran is not surprised that Riley chooses to move. The contract expired in the summer. "This was her last chance to get out perhaps. I understand her and would prefer to find a replacement in this window, but it is not easy. We would not find any really good, we have options. When we hit the Piteå played Ebba Wieder left-back and made it good.

 

Chelsea won the past season both Premier League and FA Cup. Chelsea play the previously FCRosengard players Hedvig Lindahl and Ramona Bachman.

Max Wiman