Hibernian LADIES’ teenage sensation Caroline Weir is hoping to help Scotland Women take the scalp of Europe’s top women’s side, Germany, this afternoon in Essen.
The youngster turns 18 next week and, after picking up her first senior cap in a 3-2 friendly win over Iceland in Reykjavik earlier this month, she is hoping an appearance against the European champions will be the perfect way to mark the occasion.
Weir, who has represented Scotland at all youth levels, admits to being surprised by her inclusion in Anna Signeul’s squad. However, the midfielder is aiming to impress in the team’s final friendly before their FIFA World Cup qualifiers begin in September.
“Playing for Scotland is a huge honour and a complete privilege,” she said. “I still have a year left at under-19 level so I never thought I would receive a call-up into the senior squad at this stage of my career.
“When I was called-up for the Iceland game a few weeks ago it came at the last minute because of call-offs, so I never expected to retain my place in the squad.
“Naturally, I am delighted to be picked and it would be fantastic to play some part in such an occasion. I thought I did well against Iceland and it was very exciting, although I was pretty nervous to be playing at that level. Germany are a top side and playing before a large crowd always makes everything more exciting so it will be a very interesting game for us.”