10 June 2020

Chelsea’s Sophie Ingle says WSL title win is ‘bittersweet’

Chelsea midfielder Sophie Ingle has said the club’s Women’s Super League win is ’bittersweet’.

The Blues leapfrogged Manchester City in the table to claim their third league title after the Football Association used a points per game system to determine the results of the season. The WSL was cancelled on May 25 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

She told BBC Sport Wales: "It's a very strange time with what is going on and it is just a shame that we couldn't finish the season properly and play the games we had remaining.

"But I think we've worked hard enough and we've been unbeaten this season."

She said having friends at other clubs that could have won the league, namely Arsenal and Manchester City, has been awkward.

"I have friends at the other sides going for the title, I haven't spoken to them, it is probably hard for them as they wanted to continue the season and hopefully win the league, so it's a bit of an awkward situation really.

"It's a bittersweet moment really, we are happy to win the league but wanted to do it in the right way.

“It is disappointing not to finish, everyone wanted to finish the season, but we knew there was a bigger picture and bigger things going on in the world.”

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