Super Falcons of Nigeria star Asisat Oshoala has given her thoughts ahead of the UEFA Women's Champions League final between Barcelona Femeni and Olympique Lyonnais Féminin.
'We are not looking for revenge' - Oshoala reveals motivation for Barcelona Femeni to beat Lyon in Champions League final
Pink-haired Oshoala reveals Barcelona are not on a revenge mission against Lyon in 2022 but want to show the world they have improved from 4-1 defeat in 2019.
The 27-year-old Oshoala was in action when Lyon defeated Barcelona to win the title back in 2019.
The 2022 final is a rematch between the two teams, however Oshoala is of the opinion that Barcelona are not aiming for revenge against Lyon.
The former Super Falcons made this known at a media event before the Champions League final.
Oshoala on Lyon
Oshoala featured in her first Champions League final also against Lyon back in 2019 and is looking forward to the challenge.
At the Groupama Arena, in Budapest, Hungary, Oshoala was introduced in the 69th minute.
In the 89th minute, Oshoala scored a consolation goal as Barcelona suffered a 4-1 loss to Lyon.
Oshoala who is the first African footballer to find the back of the net in a UEFA Women's Champions League final gave her thoughts on the rematch between the two sides emphasizing that revenge is not the motivation to win.
She said, "Lyon is the team to beat in Europe.
"We're not looking for revenge [for the final defeat in 2019], but we want to put up a better show. We don't want a repeat of the last loss.
"We want to show the world we've improved, a better team than they saw three years ago.
"Lyon are the favorites. They are trying to regain their position, so I think it is going to be a very interesting game."
Oshoala who won the Pichichi with 20 goals this season as top scorer in Spain is expected to be in action when Barcelona Femeni takes on Olympique Lyonnais Féminin, in the final of the 2022 UEFA Women's Champions League scheduled to take place in Turin on Saturday, May 21 at 6PM Nigerian time.