Fran Kirby insists Chelsea Ladies want to win all the time
By Richard Cooke
Last Updated: 10/05/18 9:44pm
Chelsea and England striker Fran Kirby celebrated picking up a prestigious new award by saying she is driven by her desire to win on the pitch.
The 24-year-old received the inaugural Football Writers' Association Women's Footballer of the Year award on Thursday after excelling for club and country this season.
Kirby was instrumental in helping Chelsea Ladies reach the semi-finals of the Champions League as the team beat Arsenal Women 3-1 to win the Women's FA Cup in front of 45,423 fans at Wembley this month.
"I just want to keep winning," Kirby said. "I've been at the club now for a few years and won the FA Cup and we got to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
"We're hopefully going to win the league in the next few weeks and so I think the main thing for me is that I really want to keep building the momentum and win as many trophies as I can."
Kirby was on the scoresheet again on Wednesday as Chelsea Ladies beat Birmingham City Ladies 3-1 to move three points clear at the top of Women's Super League One with three games to go.
"I think we're in a really good position at the moment," she added. "Last night was really hard for us. We were drawing 1-1 until the last minute when we managed to score.
"I think it just shows where we are at as a club and how much we want to win because we would have been so disappointed to get a draw.
"We want to win all the time so hopefully we can keep winning and get the trophy at the end of it."
Kirby is starting to get used to winning honours on and off the pitch. Her FWA award came just days after winning the vote for the Professional Footballer' Association Women's Players of the Year.