Chelsea Ladies striker Yuki Ogimi believes women's football in England will go from strength to strength, reports BBC Sport.
The 26 year old was recently signed from German club FFC Turbine Potsdam and made her debut in Sunday's 4-0 thrashing of Doncaster Belles.
She became the first Japanese player to feature in the FA Women's Super League.
"England has become a really good place to play. The Women's Super League means the football will really improve over the next few years," she said.
"The Premier League has become so successful because the best players have come to this country and I think the same will happen with women's football in England if the league starts taking more foreign players.
"I experienced it in Germany, where the women's league really improved after more foreign players started coming into it."
Ogimi was a World Cup winner in 2011, won the Women's Champions League with her previous club and represented her country at last year's Olympics in London.