Wang Shuang has a special reason to look forward to the forthcoming FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019.
The Chinese midfielder, who completed a high-profile move to Paris Saint-Germain and who has since delivered a series of eye-catching displays, in both the French league and the UEFA Women's Champions League, has fully acclimatized to her new life in Europe, the 23-year-old, who recently won the 2018 AFC Player of the Year award for her standout performances with both club and country, believes she will feel right at home this summer.
She said; "My experiences in France will be an advantage to me during the Women's World Cup here.
Paris is the home venue for PSG, so there wouldn't be many strangers that we may be up against.
Everyone says we (China) are in an extremely difficult group - two-time winners Germany, a fast-progressing Spain and South Africa.
It won’t be easy for us, but we don't choose our opponents."
With France 2019 kicking off in six months’ time, the current Chinese squad under new coach Jia Xiuquan has made notable progress – enough for others to take note come this summer.
She conclued; “There are no weak teams in the World Cup. We respect our rivals, but how much do they know about us?”