Becky Spencer: "We want to finish as high up the table as possible"
Tue 03 March 2020, 11:30|Tottenham Hotspur
Goalkeeper Becky Spencer says Spurs Women are determined to continue climbing the table after we moved up to sixth place in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League (WSL).
In a gruelling encounter with Brighton last week, three points were sealed from another Rianna Dean spot kick as we overcame a strong Seagulls side for the second time this season to go above Everton in the league.
With big matches on the horizon this month against Arsenal in the quarter-final of the Women’s FA Cup, followed by consecutive home league fixtures against Birmingham City and Chelsea, Becky is hoping that February’s good form will continue following the current international break.
“We’ve been building momentum but we’re at the stage in the season where international break takes place, so we’ll be without several of our players,” Becky commented. “Of course, we’d love to keep the momentum going and you could say that the break has come at the wrong time for us, but hopefully we can pick up from where we left off at Brighton. We’ve got a busy month ahead and we’re excited for our next challenge against Arsenal in the FA Cup. We know we’ll need to be at our best to overcome them so preparation will be key for us.”
Becky made a strong finish to the month of February, registering back-to-back clean sheets for the first time this season against Coventry United and Brighton but will have her work cut out this month against the current WSL top scorers Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal and Chelsea’s Bethany England.
“Getting another clean sheet is obviously a positive and we want to get them as much as we can, that was our second one on the bounce so hopefully we can build on that after the international break,” said the 29-yeard-old. “Against Brighton, we stuck to the game plan as much as we could in tough conditions with the wind and the pitch not playing a good part in the match and the three points is just what we needed to continue to climb the table. We’ve got such a talented group of players, and for us now, we want to finish as high up in the table as possible and see how much we can push ourselves.”
Spurs Women return to action on Sunday 15 March against Arsenal at Meadow Park in the Women’s FA Cup.