Charlton winger Angela Addison reflects on the Addicks’ opening fixtures of the 2022/23 season as well as her most recent international cup with the Young Lionesses
The 22-year-old was the first of thirteen new arrivals in a busy summer window for Karen Hills’ side. She put pen to paper on a one-year deal in SE7 after leaving Tottenham Hotspur, having previously worked under the Addicks boss at the WSL side.
“[I’ve] settled in well,” she said. “They’re all welcoming and we look like we’ve got a good squad to go into the season with.”
Charlton have kicked off their Championship campaign with a 2-0 victory over newly-promoted Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium but fell short in a seven-goal thriller with local rivals London City Lionesses at The Oakwood.
“To start off with three points against a team that’s got promoted that we didn’t really know much about was a great start,” said Addison.
“But then obviously to lose three points against London City wasn’t planned, but it’s only two games into the season. We take every game as it comes and we’re just ready for the weekend.”
The creative winger earned herself a call up to the England U23s during the international break, alongside fellow Addick Kiera Skeels. The pair both featured off the bench in Mo Marley's side’s 2-1 victory over Norway.
“It’s brilliant. It’s always an honour to get called up for England U23s, but also to play as well was a good experience against Norway."
“Obviously it comes from club football. If you’re performing there then you’ve got more of a chance of getting called up for the U23s, so it’s about taking each game as it comes and performing well first of all at the club and the rest comes along with it."
“Skeelsy’s (Kiera Skeel) is a brilliant player and she deserved to get a call-up. It’s good to have a familiar face in the England camp.”
Addison began her career at C&K Basildon, where she made her mark with an impressive goal record. This earned her a move to Tottenham in 2018, where she made a total of 90 appearances, scoring 19 goals in four years with the club.
“At C&K Basildon we had an unbelievable team. Very much the underdogs but we done really well in that season. It was sensational really to be part of a squad like that.
“Then a move to Tottenham which kind of shocked me a little bit. Didn’t really think anyone would come in but they trusted me. Was there for four years, learned a lot, gained loads of experience which leads me here now.”
Whilst at Basildon and Tottenham, Angela shared the pitch with her twin sister Therese and was asked whether there was a sibling rivalry there:
“No, of course not,” she said. “We’re very much supportive. She plays on one wing, I play on the other and we try and score and set up each other. Hopefully, we’ll share the pitch again one day.”
Charlton faces Birmingham City in their first game at The Valley in 2022/23 on Sunday (2 pm kick-off) and will be looking to get back to winning ways.
When asked if she was looking forward to playing at The Valley, Addison said: “Absolutely. What a great place to come to and play for the first game back after a while. We know that Birmingham is a great side. They’ve just got relegated from the Super League, We come here to look to get three points.”
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