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Tottenham Hotspur Ladies will use break to learn from recent defeats insists Coral-Jade Haines

PUBLISHED: 14:30 14 November 2017

Coral-Jade Haines in action for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies against Doncaster Rovers Belles (pic: wusphotography.com).

Coral-Jade Haines in action for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies against Doncaster Rovers Belles (pic: wusphotography.com).

©Ying Pan Wu , Wu's Photography, wusphotography.com

Karen Hills’ team have lost their last two games, but are not in competitive action again until December 6

Coral-Jade Haines in action for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies against Doncaster Rovers Belles (pic: wusphotography.com). Coral-Jade Haines in action for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies against Doncaster Rovers Belles (pic: wusphotography.com).

Coral-Jade Haines says Tottenham Hotspur Ladies will learn from their mistakes and work meticulously in training to bounce back in the right manner.

Wendy Martin struck in the 90th minute for what was a consolation as The Lilywhites suffered a 4-1 home defeat in the FAWSL 2 to a well-established Doncaster Rovers Belles side – but the result could have been different altogether had Sarah Wiltshire’s volley from Haines’ lay-off not been ruled controversially offside when the game was scoreless.

And despite the result – and what they’re working on off the field not resonating in games, she took a psychological stance and isn’t overly concerned with their approach.

“I just think at the minute we’re going for it, playing well, doing what the coaches and manager are asking us to do in training - but then when it comes to game day, we don’t seem to be doing the things we’ve been practising,” said Haines.

“At the minute, every time we seem to be going in a positive direction, we get a setback in a game. It shouldn’t really have mentally affected us; I’m not sure if it did.

“They fought a lot more effectively than we did; they were a bit cleverer than us. We worked hard, fought until the end but it wasn’t how it needed to be so it can be successful for us. We didn’t do it as a unit and I think that was one of our mistakes that we need to learn from.”

Haines, however, says Spurs will take heed from their counter-parts and dissect any negative tendencies heading into their final Continental Tyres Cup Group Two South game with WSL 1 table-toppers, Chelsea Ladies on December 6.

Karen Hills’ side will likely need a positive result with Chelsea sitting top of the group after two wins from two and Spurs sitting below Brighton on goal difference – both with six points - having played three games. But Haines admitted the break has come at the best time - and will serve them with the due diligence to get back to winning ways.

“That’s going to work for us,” she continued. “The more time we have the more time we’ll be able to learn from our mistakes and fix it. These last two games have been so frustrating for us. I think now we need to watch the game back, look at what went wrong, try and work on our weaknesses and definitely watch went right as well so we can continue doing that.”

With having fallen short three times from eight games in all competitions since their promotion, Haines applied some perspective to her debut season with the north Londoners and the majestic midfielder alluded to the positive vibe that remains in the squad.

“I’m really enjoying it at Tottenham; the girls are lovely. I’m getting on with the girls really well now and we’re working hard together.

“There’s not really been a set midfield, front line or team, so it’s been nice to be able to play with lots of different players to see what works and doesn’t work for me. I can’t say a word wrong, because every single one of them are brilliant.”

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