The level is improving now, ... There used to be thrashings but now they have pre-qualifying games so the standard is higher when you get to this stage.
"Faye Deborah White", Order of the British Empire/MBE is a retired England/English association football/footballer who last played for Arsenal L.F.C./Arsenal Ladies in the FA WSL/FA Women's Super League and the England women's national football team as a central defender. One of the most recognised and respected players in the women’s game, Faye was a commanding presence at the heart of the Arsenal and England defences since the late 1990s until her retirement in 2013.More Faye White on Wikipedia.
We need to have the same belief as they do, but when Vic Akers took over as manager the gulf between ourselves and the leading German sides was huge. Now it's not.
We could have given them more of a run for their money, but they're a very strong team and could well go on to win the cup, ... I honestly believe we are closing the gap on the top teams in Europe at club and international levels, but on this occasion the Frankfurt players' greater experience of big matches in big competitions probably gave them the edge.