Former Man City midfielder opens up on life at Bayern Munich ahead of England return

Former Manchester City midfielder Georgia Stanway is looking forward to showing people how much she has improved ahead of her return to England tonight.

The Lionesses star returns to England tonight for the first time since leaving City as Bayern Munich face Arsenal in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final at the Emirates with her side 1-0 up from the first leg.

On her return, Stanway admits it will be a “weird”experience but is eager to show her fans and her England team mates how she has developed during her stay in Germany.

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“It’ll be a little bit weird but it will be nice. It’s nice to be here at Bayern and to showcase to the girls why I am here and the reasons I am here and how much I am improving” said Stanway.

“A lot of the girls really loved coming over to Munich last week. They loved the stadium and loved the atmosphere and I think that just showcases how good football is becoming in Germany and the levels it is going reach.”

Stanway, who spent almost eight years at City, scoring a total of 55 goals in 11 appearances made the move to the German giants on a Bosman free transfer in the summer following the Lionesses Euro 2022 success and has been in excellent form scoring four goals and assisting a further three to help Bayern to the top of the Frauen Bundesliga.

“I’ve got lots of family coming to the game - I think I have managed to steal about 25 tickets, so I’m looking forward to seeing them” laughed the 24-year-old midfielder.

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“My Mum is making the journey which is about six hours because we are from up north. It’ll be nice to see her, give her a little wave and hopefully get to spend a little time with her after the game.

“I’m just excited to be there. It will be pretty surreal playing for a German team in England. I’m going to be able to understand the language, I’m going to be able to hear everything so it will feel a little more like home.”

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