AP Interview: Parris’ WWC soul-searching, striving for elite

LONDON (AP) — As Nikita Parris reflects on a transformative year for English women’s football, not ending 2019 as a world champion still hurts.

­­­­­It’s even harder to banish that lingering sense of disappointment when the scene of the Women’s World Cup semifinal loss to the United States is also her new home in France.

And, yet, transferring to Lyon after the World Cup is just what Parris feels was necessary to continue improving and ultimately help England win its first major women’s title.

“It’s seeing how, day-to-day, the best go about being the best,” Parris said in an interview with The Associated Press. “One of my goals when going to Lyon is to learn how to win at
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