Ellen White talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Ellen White will be looking to turn the tables on her former club when Notts County take on Arsenal in the Continental Tyres Cup Final at AESSEAL New York Stadium this Sunday.
White enjoyed a three-year stint with the Gunners between 2010 and 2013 where she helped them to three Continental Tyres Cup victories.
Now the 26-year-old, who signed for County in 2014, will be looking to thwart her former employers in the showpiece final which rounds off the Women’s football season.
“I have played for Arsenal and I know all about the ethos there about winning and wanting silverware and wanting trophies,” White told www.themillers.co.uk
“I was there when Arsenal won three on the bounce and they have been in every final since then. They know how to win big competitions but last year they lost to Manchester City and hopefully this year we can get one over them as well.”
White was part of the Notts County side that reached the FA Cup final at Wembley earlier this season and after falling at the final hurdle to Chelsea Ladies, she admits the defeat has given her side extra motivation to succeed in their second major final of the campaign.
“We were really disappointed not to get the result at Wembley,” White adds.
“It was a fantastic occasion but we don’t want to be that team that just gets to finals, we want to win on the big stage.
“It is really exciting to be playing here in Rotherham. We will hopefully get a lot of our fans travelling over to make it feel like a home game and we are really looking forward to our second cup final of the season and we will be looking to go one better than the FA Cup final.”
White bagged a brace as County beat Liverpool 2-0 in the semi-final to book their place at AESSEAL New York Stadium, and after going unbeaten throughout the group stages, the Magpies go into Sunday’s showdown brimming with confidence.
“We have had a fantastic three weeks of training since the semi-final victory over Liverpool,” White reveals.
“Arsenal are a fantastic team but we have worked hard in training and hopefully we can put in a big performance.
“We have performed really well in the Continental Tyres Cup, we have had some disappointing results in the League, but we have had a great run in this competition.
“It is really exciting to be ending the season with a big cup final, and we will be looking to go one better than the FA Cup and win some silverware.”
The FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup final kicks off at 3pm on Sunday 1st November. Adults can come down and watch for £5 and concessions are priced a £2.50.