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‘I’m not in my comfort zone’: WSL move offers challenge to Buchanan

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Canada’s Kadeisha Buchanan is relishing the challenge of playing in the Women’s Super League, where anyone can beat anyone, after swapping the European champions Lyon for Chelsea. “That was one of my main reasons why I chose here,” the centre-back said before Sunday’s game at home to Manchester City. “You have to earn it, every single game; it’s not going to be given to you and that’s why it’s so competitive.

I love it. You have to show up.” Buchanan was given a bruising introduction to WSL life, conceding the penalty that ensured the champions suffered a shock 2-1 defeat by promoted Liverpool. “I’m definitely not in my comfort zone here,” the 26-year-old said. “I feel like every day I’m learning something new, whether it’s not tackling with one foot versus the other.

It’s just the little details now that they’re bringing out. They really watch the training every day here and there is a lot of staff to help with our games.

They have a huge staff who are very diligent and very detail-oriented who help me and all the girls with whatever we need to work on. “I think that’s very key here and I admire that.

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