Rehanne Skinner: “It’s not about ‘me’, it’s about ‘we’”
Fri 11 March 2022, 15:15|Tottenham Hotspur
Rehanne Skinner has explained how the reaction of Ashleigh Neville and Jessica Naz after winning individual awards illustrates the togetherness taking Spurs Women places this season.
Full-back Ashleigh’s performances in February were rewarded with the Club’s first-ever Women’s Super League Player of the Month award while attacking midfielder Jess was named Women’s Young Player of the Year at the London Football Awards, another first.
It’s a reward for the collective as the team continues to battle for a place in the top three of the WSL - they go into a huge game against Manchester City on Sunday (12.30pm - tickets available here) sitting level in third place with Manchester United with seven matches to go.
“It's a fantastic achievement for Ash and Jess,” Rehanne told us this week. “Over the course of the season, we’ve seen so much consistency from so many players and I’m really pleased that’s been acknowledged.
“Ash embodies everything we’re trying to do in the way she goes about the game, she plays with her heart on her sleeve and gives us everything week in, week out. She’s been outstanding, she’s been like that all season, but she now has that recognition.
“Off the back of that, the first thing she acknowledged on receiving the award - and this sums up the way all the players are within the team - was how she couldn’t do it without the players and staff around her, how it’s a collective.
“Individual awards are fantastic but it’s not about ‘me’, it’s about the ‘we’, and we’re very good at that as a team. Jess as well, she won the Best Young Player at the London Football Awards, and it’s the same from her. It’s great our players have been recognised and it shows as a collective we’re in a very good place.”
Look out for Rehanne's City preview here on tottenhamhotspur.com tomorrow...