At the age of 17, Emma Watson never expected to score two goals in her second Scotland appearance. The Rangers midfielder was praised by head coach Pedro Martinez Losa for her outstanding performance in a 1-0 win over Australia and followed that up with a 4-0 drubbing of Costa Rica at Hampden. Watson admitted that the experience felt “a bit crazy” and that she was “very proud” of herself for taking on the challenge of international football.
When asked how far she can go in the game, Watson replied that she would take it one step at a time and focus on improving her skills at her club. Watson has looked up to Caroline Weir, the Real Madrid midfielder and Scotland captain, since she was young and has been inspired by her during this week. Weir was excited to see Watson play for the first time and was impressed by her attitude and physicality.
Martinez Losa has been convinced that Watson is a special player and is now firmly part of his set-up. However, he reminded everyone to keep their feet on the ground as Watson is still only 17 years old. Watson’s performance has been an inspiration to many and it will be exciting to see what she can achieve in the future.