Heroum: I want to help Albion progress

Former AC Milan midfielder hoping to make big impact with the Seagulls.

By Charlie Hanson • 15 July 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Nora Heroum hopes to make a big impact with the Albion, after signing for Hope Powell's side today.

Nora Heroum hopes her vast experience at international and club level can help Albion to continue their progress.

The 25-year-old has made over 70 appearances for Finland and played club football in three countries but she believes Albion can help her develop as a player.

She said, “I have played a lot of games already, both at club level and for Finland, but I think I can still develop a lot. I have had a good amount of experience with the national team, which I think is an advantage.

“I have heard only good things about Hope [Powell] as a coach. She wants to develop players and all my former coaches speak very highly of her. I am excited to see how she can help my game.”

Asked about her own style, Heroum said: “I am a technical player, I like to keep the ball moving – I would call myself a fighter, so I think I can definitely bring something to the team.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Heroum: "I am super excited to be here."

Heroum played in Italy for both the Rossonere and Brescia, having started her career in her homeland with Finnish top-flight side HJK Helsinki.

After three years in Italy she is excited at the prospect of starting a new chapter in Sussex.

“It’s been good to meet the girls properly for the first time and start pre-season this week,” she added.

“I spent three years in Italy and it was time to try something else. The Women’s Super League is a good division and Brighton are a good team. I’m super-excited to be here.

“I have heard only good things about the club. I am just settling in, but I want to try and get into the team as quickly as possible and help the project. I want to give my best for the team.”