Le Tissier bidding to roar even louder with the Lionesses
Maya Le Tissier has vowed to put the pain of missing out on the World Cup behind her as she bids to cement a regular spot in Sarina Wiegman's England squad.
The Manchester United defender, 21, joined the Lionesses as they prepared for the tournament in Australia and New Zealand but did not make the final 23-player party.
She was devastated to miss out on the run to the final but is back with the side for the upcoming Nations League matches with Scotland and the Netherlands.
And Le Tissier is eager to become a permanent fixture on the international stage.
Reflecting on the summer, she said: "It was bittersweet. I loved Australia, loved being with the girls.
"Just being a small part of the preparation going into the tournament has definitely made me more hungry to be selected for the next tournaments to come.
"Obviously it was devastating when I got the call that I wasn't selected in the 23.
"But there was nothing else I could really do apart from be as good as I could for the team and try to put myself in the best place I could, helping them prepare for the World Cup."
Le Tissier has her sights set on being involved when Euro 2025 rolls around but admits a lot could happen between now and then.
She added: "I just need to focus on playing football and getting better.
"I'm still young so I've got a lot of things to learn and improve on. If I can do that, that'll put me in the best place to be selected.
"I'm just focusing on the present, doing well in these next two games with England and starting the Women's Super League season [on October 1].
"I need to just keep playing well and doing well for United, doing well when I'm with England and hopefully be a big part of the team in years to come."
England face Scotland at the Stadium of Light on Friday before tackling the Netherlands in Utrecht four days later.