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Arsenal’s No.6, England’s No.14. Former Young Player of the Year back in 2015, Leah Williamson is on the rise to stardom. Midfield dynamo is ready and prepared for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Pro:Direct wanted to know what advice Williamson would’ve given to a younger self.
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Since 2014, Williamson, has pulled on the red of the gooners 70 times. Yet, growing up in Milton Keynes her dream was pull on the three lions and become a Lioness.

In terms of accomplishments in her professional football career, Williamson has had a successful time. It all started at the age of 17 winning the FA Women’s Cup at Wembley with Arsenal which will go down as a huge moment in a career of a young English stalwart.

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Fast forward to 2019. Leah Williamson and her England teammates are looking to win their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in France this summer. Only a couple of months ago England Women were crowned champions of the ‘She Believes Cup’ held in the US. Defeating Brazil, Japan and hosts United States to give the England a massive boost heading into the World Cup.

At the tender age of 22, Williamson will look to achieve greatness for her country. When we caught up with the young talent, here’s what she would’ve told her younger self.

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“Dear Leah.

“Stop. Look around you and enjoy yourself.

“You need to be ready for the emotion. You think the worst thing that can happen to you is to concede a goal but you’re going to come across things much bigger than that.

“Make sure that you apply yourself completely because you’ll only ever regret the times that you didn’t.

“You would’ve achieved ultimate success in July 2019 by getting your hands on some silverware.

“For your club and country, lets win it all.”

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