FA Women’s Super League 2: Head coach Juan Amoros proud of Spurs Ladies after big Watford win
PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 February 2018
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Tottenham Hotspur Ladies made it back-to-back wins last Thursday to reward the hard work the squad has been putting in all season
Head coach Juan Amoros says Tottenham Hotspur Ladies are getting the rewards for their consistent hard work, following a ruthless 6-0 victory against Watford during their FA Women’s Super League 2 encounter last Thursday (February 22).
Sarah Wiltshire’s first hat-trick for the Lilywhites came either side of Lucia Leon’s determined finish, and was followed by a brilliant brace from Bianca Baptiste.
Nevertheless, Amoros was quick to point out the performance was the most pleasing factor, after the resiliency which has been ever-present with the squad week in, week out came to fruition at Theobalds Lane.
“Everyone is really proud at the moment, not only for the result which was really good, but also the performance,” said Amoros.
“We have been working really hard throughout the whole season, but we had a bad run and the girls kept working, trusting in what we were doing and I said after the Donny Belles game, the results were going to come.
“It’s been proven with hard work, commitment, the attitude the girls have, the effort they do on the pitch, everyone’s efforts on the backroom staff at training and in games - finally the results are coming now.
“As a coach you always hope for a clean sheet, to have a good amount of goals on your side but it was also about the performance. We always look for a good performance and I think the one word that is key, is conviction.
“To convince the players that they are on the right path, that they trust in what we try to do with them, and they do. They stuck to it and it makes us really proud that they are seeing the results for all the hard work they’ve been putting in.”
The six hit past the Lady Hornets saw Spurs achieve back-to-back success to put behind them a difficult run of seven games in scintillating fashion, and Amoros said the main emphasis was on getting the psychology right, with the talent clearly in abundance.
He continued: “I think that game against Oxford (last week), coming in 1-0 down at half time but still doing things well and finally coming back to win 2-1, showed the girls that they can do it.
“When you are having a bad run of results, those three points is something that you really need and that victory gives you a little bit of confidence.
“This week we’ve worked really hard in getting the mentality right, in making the girls think that what we did against Oxford wasn’t enough and we need to keep improving, keep the intensity.
“We looked at the away game against Watford when we drew 1-1, I think we should have taken the three points out of it and we tried to make sure the girls would have the same feeling when they stepped on the pitch, and they definitely did.
“From minute one to 90, they were excellent, hungry, better on and off the ball and won 6-0, so it’s great.”
Wiltshire was quick to shift plaudits of her three goals towards the effort of the whole squad, which Amoros said is down to the culture of accountability that’s been instilled by manager Karen Hills and the coaching staff.
“Everyone performed for our team today to win 6-0,” he finished. “It’s not a one girl game, but obviously I’m very pleased for Sarah getting her first hat-trick for the club, because she works extremely hard at training. We know what she’s capable of because she does it at training day in, day out.
“To see her scoring three goals, Lucia getting one, Bianca getting two at the end of the game; everyone was really pleased for them but it doesn’t matter who scores, at the end of the day it’s about the team. That’s something the girls really understand and they’re very supportive of each other.”