Williams: “Anything is possible in this league!”
Mon 04 October 2021, 14:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Rachel Williams feels Spurs Women are beginning to reap the rewards of their hard work on the training pitch after their perfect start to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League season continued on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Leicester.
A goal in each half at the King Power Stadium earned us the victory over the Foxes with Rachel, who was in action against her former club, notching our first on 38 minutes before Angela Addison sealed the triumph, firing home our second with two minutes left on the clock.
The result maintained Rehanne Skinner’s side’s 100 per-cent record in the FA WSL with four wins from their four outings so far and keeps them second in the table, level on points with leaders Arsenal.
“I think it just shows that for the hard work that we’re putting in, week in, week out, we’re starting to get our reward,” she explained. “Anything is possible in this league. For us, we’re just concentrating on ourselves. It’s very interesting this year, results are going this way and that way. I think a lot of people wrote us off at the start of the season and just thought we weren’t going to have improved.
“We let a lot of players go, but we’ve rebuilt in the off-season, and we’ve worked hard in pre-season. In pre-season games, we started to put into play how Rehanne wants us to be and the team that we want to be this year. And it’s starting to pay off now.”
Up next for Spurs Women is a trip to face a Brighton side on Sunday (2pm kick-off) who have endured a mixed start to the campaign. Having won their first two outings in the league under former England manager Hope Powell, the Seagulls have lost their following two games to Aston Villa and Chelsea.
With the current form of both sides, its set to be a fascinating encounter at the People’s Pension Stadium in Crawley as we bid to make it five league wins on the spin.
“(Our approach) is the same as every game. We’ll prepare well, we’ll look at them, we’ll look at our performance from today (Sunday) and see what we can improve,” she said. “It will be a different game plan for Brighton, so we’ll get back on the training field now, we’ll learn, we’ll look at Brighton and we’ll take the game to them. It’ll be interesting to see what comes out of that game.”