Abbie McManus speaks on her first day at Hotspur Way
Sat 23 January 2021, 15:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs Women’s latest recruit Abbie McManus says she is excited to get going, after signing on loan from Manchester United.
The England international was announced as Rehanne Skinner’s first signing on Thursday evening and says she is excited for the challenge.
After familarising herself with Hotspur Way, it was straight down to business for the defender who joined training ahead of facing Everton in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League on Sunday.
“It’s been nice to get on the grass and get to know the girls”, Abbie said during her first Club interview.
“The Club alone is a massive brand, coming from Manchester you hear about Tottenham, you hear about the badge.”
Alongside the attraction of joining a big club, Abbie explained that the chance to work with Rehanne again was an opportunity she could not miss.
“Rehanne and I know each other from when she was at England and she wants to take Spurs to the next level. Hopefully we can work together again like we did at England.”
Abbie is the first senior England international in Club history and she is confident that she will be the first of many through the doors at Hotspur Way.
“There are a number of other internationals here, just not English ones, and I’m sure that Spurs will produce more English talent," she said.
The 28-year-old explained that she’s keen to build on the team’s recent form and provide some variety to the back four.
“Hopefully I can bring more clean sheets, playing through the thirds and definitely a variety in the play.”