The FA Women’s Super League
West Ham United Women v Tottenham Hotspur Women – Preview:
WEST HAM UNITED and Tottenham Hotspur women will continue displaying the phenomenal growth of the FA Women’s Super League when the pair go head to head at the London Stadium on Sunday.
This will be the first FAWSL fixture to be staged at the Stratford venue, with a bumper crowd of around the 25,000-mark expected in attendance.
The Hammers German international defender, Laura Vetterleins, expressed her excitement ahead of the historic fixture: “This is everything a little girl would dream of,” she told www.whufc.com.
“When I started playing football, I dreamed of playing in a big stadium like this. Now it’s a dream come true and I can’t wait.
“When you think about it, I get goosebumps. It’s everything we work for day-in and day-out. Now we want to prove we deserve to play in a big stadium with a big crowd.
“The whole team is really excited for this game. It’s a really big occasion in a wonderful stadium. Hopefully, we have a big crowd behind us cheering for us that day.”
West Ham warmed up for Spurs with a 2-0 Continental League Cup defeat at much-fancied Chelsea last Sunday – Beth England and Guro Reiten on target for the Blues. However, midfielder, Tessel Middag, focused on the positives from the match, stating: “I think, defensively, our distances were so much better than our first two matches of the season, which was a massive positive for us to take into our next game.
We had control and played in their half a lot. We just couldn’t reward ourselves with at least a draw and some goals as well.
“We showed we can match up with teams like Chelsea and now it’s about getting those details right and going on to beat them.”
Spurs were also on the wrong end of a Continental Cup scoreline as Reading chalked up a 4-0 success over the North Londoners.
Spurs skipper, Jenna Schillaci, was hopeful that her side could bounce back when they travel across the capital: “I think we’re all quite self-critical so we’ll definitely all go away and all look at the performance and make sure we learn from our mistakes,” she told www.tottenhamhotspur.com.
“There were positives in the first half, had we taken one of our chances, it could have been a different game. We know we have to do better, especially with the great quality we have in this team so it’s important for us to get back to our high standards, ready for our next game.”
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