EILISH McSORLEY has made the tough decision to swap Scotland for Sweden.


But the defender admits the call to take the plunge wasn't half as tough as breaking the news to her Glasgow City team-mates.

McSorley has penned a one-year contract with Mallbacken to realise her dream of becoming a professional footballer.

It is an ambition which the 21-year-old has held since she first joined City six years ago as a teenager.

And she told of the pain at telling Glasgow coach Eddie Wolecki-Black and his team that she was leaving.

McSorley said: "It was so difficult to leave Glasgow, it was probably the hardest decision of my life. Eddie was definitely one of the toughest people to tell. He was a massive part of my career for six years, and he has got me to where I am just now.

"Telling the girls was awful. I was going back and forth with my other friends on how I should break the news to them.

"I've been at the club since I was 14. They have taken me from a kid to where I am just now, so they have were the toughest people to tell. My parents just assumed I'd go, so they were fine!"

While leaving City was always going to be a tough call for McSorley, breaking up was particularly hard to do for the talented defender, given what she is potentially leaving behind over the next few months.

City are going for a record 10th title in a row in Scotland, with the prospect of a Champions League quarter-final double-header with PSG just two months away.

McSorley said: "The team are now going for 10 in a row, which is something no team in the men or women's game in Scotland has ever achieved. City are also in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

"It was a hard decision, but I think I've made the right one. I've had an opportunity before and turned it down, I just feel this is the right time. It just so happens this opportunity has come when Glasgow are doing really well, but it's a sacrifice I was willing to make."

It will be a whirlwind start for McSorley as the Girvan girl prepares to take flight.

Despite the Swedish season not commencing until April, she is due to fly out this Saturday and begin her new life overseas ... and it is a challenge she is relishing.

"I can't speak a word of Swedish, so I'm going to have to try and learn," joked the talented Scotland international.

"I went over a for a week and they are in one of the best leagues in the world, with great facilities. Off the park, they seem quite chilled out and relaxed.

"It will take a transition period, but all the girls and the staff there seem quite nice so, fingers crossed, they will make it easy for me to fit in."