Natasha Dowie: Twitter Q&A

 Yesterday Liverpool’s no.9 Natasha Dowie took part in a Twitter Q&A for England sponsor Vauxhall England.
 Below you can see each question and answer.

 Natasha Dowie has also been nominated for the FAWSL Goal of the Season award, for her superb strike against Sunderland Ladies in the Continental Cup. You can vote here, the winner will be announced during The FA Women’s Football Awards at Madame Tussauds in London on Friday 14th November.
Q Has anyone tried copying Lamela’s rabona in shooting practice yet?
A haha no! Not attempted it yet… might try it out in training tomorrow?
Q How excited is everyone for the Germany game at Wembley?
A Very excited, it’s great that we’ve already sold over 33k tickets. Always a dream of any player to play at Wembley. Hopefully we can put in a good performance and get a historic win v Germany.
Q What has been the highlight of your career?
A Making my home debut for England seniors and scoring twice v Ukraine. Winning the WSL twice with LFC and winning The FA Cup with EFC.
Q What is one place in the world you would love to go but have never been before?
A Good q! Top three of New York, Maldives and maybe New Zealand, can’t narrow it down.
Q What are your hopes and ambitions for the rest of your career?
A To be a regular with the [England] seniors and win some trophies with them. Domestically to retain WSL, win as much as possible.
Q What’s been your favourite place you’ve visited because of football?
A Chile for U20s World Cup, Montenegro with the seniors in September.
Q Which player is always hooked on rumours and transfer speculations in the England/ Liverpool team?
A In the men’s game @fara_williams47 always knows movements. Everyone know everyone’s movements in our game.
Q What’s your favourite song at the moment? What’s your favourite song to listen to before a game?
A Shift K3Y – I Know. Sam Smith favourite artist at the minute. @alexscott2 is head DJ on the coach though.
Q What’s the best part about playing for Liverpool and the best part about playing for England?
A Honour to play for LFC because of the history. England it’s every child’s dream to play for your country.
Q If you had to choose only 1 food item to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A I love a lamb roast dinner with all the trimmings.
Q Which footy ground would you love to play at and why?
A Wembley Stadium! 23rd November! Can’t wait!
Q How did you get to where you are today?
A Dad got me playing when I was younger. Support of my family and their belief in me was key. Also hard work & practice.
Q [Deleted question]
A It’s important. It’s nice to know your fan base and give a bit back to them for all their support.
Q What do you think makes women’s football unique and special?
A The honesty. We love the game and I think we play and attractive and entertaining style.
Q Did you expect to win the Women’s Super League twice?
A I was always confident that we could retain it. It was great to win on the last day with two other teams in the title race.
Q What does it mean to be playing for England? When did you know you wanted to be a footballer?
A Means everything. Started playing when I was 5 & was always playing in the garden. Having such a footballing family helped.
Q How did you get into playing for your first ever professional team and how did you know that’s what you wanted to do for a living
A My dad got me involved.. and always hoped to play professionally but never believed it would come true.
Q Apart from winning the league, what was the best moment of last season for you personally?
A Winning home leg in Champions League and scoring the winner.
Q Do you think The FA are doing enough to encourage, promote and sustain the women’s game at the lowest levels?
A Yes. It’s always improving.
Q Who is the best player you have played with and against?
A With would be Kelly Smith. Against would be Wendie Renard, French centre half.
Q What have the girls learnt from the Champions League games and how will Liverpool improve?
A Was tough with 4 games in 2 weeks and after winning the league. We will work harder and get stronger as a squad to go further.
Q Where do you see the women’s game in the next 10 years?
A Every team full time. Earning enough money to make a good living from it and England being a winning nation.
Q Which was the better feeling, winning the FAWSL title or retaining it?
A Tough one. Winning it was making history. Retaining it shows true champions.

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