LOUISE QUINN thinks that Ireland having players at the top end is better than being top dogs anywhere else.
The defender is one of seven Birmingham City Irish stars currently playing in the bottom half of the Women’s Super League.
But while Quinn, 31, admits it’s been a tough season, she says it’s better to fight the best than stay on an easy path.
“For me, it’s important to play at the highest level if that’s your ability,” she said. You can always move on and be better for yourself. It’s been really tough and I know we’re in our position but personally I still enjoy my football.
“I’m enjoying the challenge, which is defending a lot, I’m having to question myself and improve every week to make sure I’m as consistent as possible for the team.”
Quinn spent a season with Fiorentina before moving in last year.
She added: “I feel sharper than last year. I think, the way I do and off the ball, I feel sharper and that gives me confidence, playing against the best players in Europe in that tournament.
“I missed it so much that year I was away. But I enjoyed myself in other ways. For me, it’s just something where I’m regaining my confidence, competing with the best again.
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“When you are a defender or a goalkeeper, you can shine in some of those positions.
“It can be similar with the Irish team. We defend excellently and sometimes we want to do that for a lot of time in the game, then attack the teams.”
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8234085/quinn-ireland-benefit-players-fighting-from-bottom-birmingham/ Louise Quinn says Ireland could benefit from players fighting from the bottom as she leads Birmingham in relegation