Logarzo: Support for Westfield Matildas is ‘surreal’

Midfielder Chloe Logarzo has only ever played three games for the Westfield Matildas on home soil but says she’ll happily sit on the bench in Tuesday night’s blockbuster against Brazil in Newcastle.

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The 22-year-old came on as a substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 win over the South Americans in Penrith and is a chance to start in the second of the two-game series at McDonald Jones Stadium.

But Logarzo, who has spent the last two years in Newcastle, is thrilled just to be a part of Alen Stajcic’s squad and admits she’s more than willing to play a role for the team.

“We don’t really know anything with the starting line-up but I can’t wait to put in some hard work – no matter if I get 50 minutes, five minutes or a whole game,” Logarzo told www.matildas.footballaustralia.com.au

“I’ll be happy even if I sit on the bench. Just to be a part of this team is something amazing. Everything that we’ve done in the last few years, I’m really stoked about it.”

Elise Kellond-Knight swings in a corner for the Westfield Matildas.


In a historic first, more than 15,000 fans turned out at a sold-out Pepper Stadium on Saturday as goals to Lisa De Vanna and Sam Kerr earned the Matildas a thrilling win over Brazil.

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And with another big crowd expected in Newcastle, Logarzo says the Matildas are relishing the support and hopes it’s a sign of things to come.

“It’s a surreal feeling knowing that we are pulling these kind of crowds. Hopefully we can keep doing it and getting more games at home, build the crowds more and more.

“It’s amazing. I’m from Sydney and to be able to see that people are finally getting behind us and seeing the potential that we know we’ve always had.

“I think it’s obviously a trend that’s going on at the moment. Hopefully we can keep being successful and keep showing people what they want to come and see.”