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Clean sheet ‘will only build confidence’, says Aurora

Tue 16 March 2021, 17:22|Tottenham Hotspur

Goalkeeper Aurora Mikalsen saluted the Spurs Women defence after keeping her first clean sheet for the Club at Reading on Sunday.

The Norwegian stopper made a handful of important interventions including a goal-line save during the second half as we ended a recent run of defeats with a 0-0 draw at the Madejski Stadium.

Having arrived at the Club last summer following a season at Manchester United, Aurora came into the team for her debut against Chelsea at the end of January following an injury to Becky Spencer in training and has started our last five games in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

With her first shutout under her belt, the keeper praised the players in front of her for their resilient display against Reading – and believes the result has given us something to build on when we host Bristol City this weekend (Sunday 21 March, 2pm).

“I’m really happy to have got my first clean sheet for Spurs,” smiled the former Kolbotn IL keeper, who turns 25 on Sunday.

“The girls put in a really good shift, working really hard. It’s a huge pitch, we put in the work, we’re not happy about the result – we know we can do better, we had the chances to finish the game but we will get there – but this will only build our confidence going into the next game.

“The defenders were absolutely outstanding, every single one of them. The reading of the play, long balls, playing out under pressure… it was massive from the girls and we just keep going from here.

“Obviously this is building our confidence and we go again next week now.”