England star Chloe Kelly is determined to make more Wembley memories as she prepares to return to the scene of her Euro 2022 exploits.
Kelly ripped off his shirt and walked away in jubilation after catching the winner of the Lionesses’ extra-time final against Germany at the end of July.
Sarina Wiegman’s side will return to the National Stadium for the first time since that historic occasion for a sold-out showdown with world champions USA on Friday night.
While Manchester City striker Kelly is still reveling in her dramatic and decisive strike, she wants more.
“Of course, the goal will always stay in people’s minds,” she said. “I want to live this moment for the rest of my life, but also have a lot of these good times (in the future).
“I think it just makes me excited to learn and to be better. I have so much to learn and that’s what excites me. We had such a good time and it can only get better. improve because I am improving.
Kelly was out through injury last month as England qualified for next year’s World Cup with victory over Austria before beating Luxembourg.
With this tournament in Australia and New Zealand fast approaching, the 24-year-old is back in form and staying grounded as she goes for more silverware.
“I want to feel that feeling of victory even more,” she said.
“A medal around your neck probably isn’t enough because I just want to win. To do that with such a great group of girls, it makes you want to come back on the pitch so much more. Obviously I’m young so I want to experience these feelings of victory even more in my career.
Talking about her biggest public profile, she added, “I’m just a normal girl, right? Getting noticed a little more in the street is a bit crazy.
“One day I was going to meet the girls in City and a car pulled up with lots of girls and (they) started screaming my name. So I’m standing there waving, thinking it was the city girls and then I thought, I don’t know any of these people!
England’s preparations to face the United States in front of around 90,000 fans have been hit by injury, with captain Leah Williamson joining fellow defender Lucy Parker and striker Alessia Russo in withdrawing from the squad.
“Leah is a great leader and of course she will be missed,” Kelly said.
“We have such depth in our squad and so much strength.
“There are so many great leaders with experience, so it’s about coming together in those times when you lose a player like Leah.”