It's been a dream so far, but we want to go all the way and win gold now


We've done what I don’t think we even dared to dream about: beat Brazil at the Games in front of 70,000 people.

We heard that there was going to be a record crowd but I didn’t expect there to be so many fans. It was amazing — for Great Britain and for women’s football.

I don’t know where my goalscoring run has come from! It’s great but I don’t care who scores as long as we keep winning.

What a win: Stephanie Houghton scores Britain's winner against Brazil at Wembley

What a win: Stephanie Houghton scores Britain's winner against Brazil at Wembley

When I was younger, I played up front for Sunderland but in the last few years I’ve turned into a full back.

The whole experience has been mind-blowing. We’re the first British women’s football team at the Olympics. We are a really tight group and we’re all buzzing.

You can’t explain what it feels like to be at the Olympics and part of Team GB. Hope Powell, our coach, has showed us all the newspapers after our matches and we’ve been front and back page news. It’s a massive boost for women’s football.

We’re all used to people saying: ‘Girls don’t play football.’ But now we’re playing on the biggest stage of all. It’s a reality check for people who were negative when we were younger, which is why I’m really thankful it’s gone so well so far.

Pure delight: Houghton celebrates Britain's win

Pure delight: Houghton celebrates Britain's win

It’s such a good thing for young girls to see because, when I was growing up, I looked up to David Beckham and Steven Gerrard. But there are female footballers in the spotlight now. We need to try to be role models because girls can now dream about playing football.

Meeting Beckham was amazing. He said he watched our games and liked the celebration we did after scoring against Cameroon.

I can’t tell you what that’s about, though. It’s a secret that we’re keeping to ourselves for now.

Can we win gold? Beating Brazil has really boosted our confidence and we’re improving with every game. Canada will be really tough to beat, but against Brazil we showed how determined we are.

I hope we’ve shown that women’s football is actually really good.

Great Britain women's football team