Josie Green: "We need to take our chances"
Tue 15 October 2019, 10:48|Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs Women vice-captain Josie Green admitted that there are many lessons to be learned after a disappointing 3-0 loss to Manchester United at The Hive on Sunday.
In our first home defeat in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, we were undone by three poor goals and failed to convert several chances against the Red Devils, who finished the game with 10 players after Lauren James’ second yellow card in injury time.
We created just as many chances as the visitors and edged it in possession, but sloppy errors in defence proved to be costly for Karen Hills and Juan Amoros’ side.
At full-time, Josie said: “To lose at home is tough to take against any team. We’ve got a lot to learn and going forward we’re going to continue to work really hard. The result is obviously disappointing but we’re going to take the defeat as a learning curve.
“We had our chances, there’s no doubt about it. We just need to get the ball in the back of the net and take our chances. The goals we conceded, we could have done better, and we know that. I think we have come a long way from last season but we’re not content with that – we need to push on and do better next time.
“We want to thank the fans who came out to support us in tough conditions. It wasn’t the result we wanted but the more support we have, the more it pushes us on, and we really feel and hear their support on the pitch - they really are the twelfth player for us.”
Before leading the team out against United on Sunday, Josie was on international duty with Wales who won 1-0 against Belarus last Tuesday in Group C of the Women’s Euro 2021 qualifying campaign.
“I’m really grateful and it’s an absolute privilege to play in the Wales jersey,” she said, having played the full 90 minutes at the Borisov Arena.
“I’m really relishing the opportunities I get to play at international level and I’m learning so much every time I join up with the squad. I’m just trying to work as hard as I can to better myself for both Club and country. I enjoy it a lot and it was a great win for us against Belarus last week."
Our next challenge comes against West Ham in the Continental League Cup on Sunday at Rush Green Stadium as we search for our first victory in the competition this season, following defeat to Reading in the opening group fixture.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s a cup or league game – every game is important to us,” Josie finished. “We’re going to go back into training and make sure we prepare as best as we can. We’ll work hard and give 100 per cent, as we always do, to hopefully get a good result on Sunday – I’m really looking forward to playing them again.”