Chelsea Women defender Millie Bright expressed her relief after the takeover of the club was resolved prior to the Euros. Former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Todd Boehly’s takeover of the club was confirmed after the UK government was convinced that Abramovich would not receive any proceeds from the sale.

“When it was announced all the girls were chuffed it had got over the line. I’m over the moon it’s a success and completed but my mentality is fully on England right now and we can go into the new season with it sorted,” Chelsea Women defender Millie Bright said. “For us, during the season we just had to get the games done and that was our sole focus. That kind of thing was out of our hands as players, so it’s a relief now.”

“It’s always going to get intense. People are going to feel different things be it anxiety, nerves… it’s a lot of emotions,” she added. “We’re in a really good place as a squad, we have a lot of players to choose from and we’re in a great place on the pitch where we’re pushing each other every day.”

“Everyone in the squad, even if they haven’t been to a tournament, has experienced pressure. Obviously, when it’s a home Euros, it’s completely different as everyone wants to go,” Bright continued. “We almost have to take the squad announcement out of the way at the moment, focus on the training sessions because ultimately you have to perform.”

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