Pernille Harder admits her move to Chelsea for a world record transfer fee has added pressure on her shoulders – but insists it doesn’t let it affect her.
The 27-year-old forward, who has signed a three-year deal with the WSL champions, had helped Wolfsburg win four consecutive German league and cup doubles since joining them in 2017 and was named UEFA Player of the Year in 2018.
And although the official transfer fee is undisclosed, the reported figure of in excess of £250,000 has been described as “a record transfer fee in women’s football”.
“There will always be expectations when there’s a price like this on you but I’ve just been focusing on my game – in training and performing in matches,” Harder told The Women’s Football Show.
“I’m proud of what I have achieved up to now but I don’t stay in the past, I’m someone who wants more.
“I stay hungry and want to develop even more as a player and want to win more – not just individual awards but titles and I am hungry to do that with Chelsea.”
Chelsea forward Pernille Harder tells The Women’s Football Show more work needs to be done to ensure there are equal opportunities for youngsters starting out in the game.
Harder: Equality fight starts with better facilities
Harder also believes the battle for equality in football needs to focus on facilities and opportunities rather than salaries.
The Dane accepts equality in football does not mean women earning the same as men at the top level, but that the facilities at the top end should…