Blackburn Rovers midfielder Millie Chandarana believes she has come full circle after her return from Italy to the club where she made her debut. She spent two seasons in the Serie A Feminine before moving to UPC Tavagnacco in 2019. Chandarana returned to Blackburn this season and has established herself as one of the regular starters. She explains how the quality of the Championship has increased during her time in Italy.

“I’ve come full-circle now landing back in Blackburn and it’s great to be playing in the Championship,” Blackburn Rovers midfielder Millie Chandarana said. “The level is so much higher than when I left England. It’s so so much faster, it’s much more technical and I’m still learning, I’m always learning. It was such a wonderful opportunity for me to go and play in Italy. I am really grateful for the experience and I still speak a little bit of Italian now.”

“But I feel like The FA Women’s Championship now is very competitive. It’s been amazing to come back to England and see that the Championship, the second division of women’s football, is pretty much a professional league [in terms of playing standard],” she added. “England is now probably one of the top countries in the world for women’s football. I absolutely love it at Blackburn. It’s been really good and the team has been great. I really think that I fit in well. And the team are doing great despite our league position at the minute, which maybe doesn’t reflect that.”

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