FA Women’s Super League 2: Josie Green looking for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies to put things right against Durham Women
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Karen Hills’ team will aim to celebrate FA Girls’ Football Week with a victory on Sunday at their Theobalds Lane home
Josie Green says Tottenham Hotspur Ladies will thrive off the support from the home crowd at Cheshunt Football Ground and the Lilywhites have been preparing mentally to perform to the best of their ability.
Spurs were on a high following a late 2-1 win at Oxford United Women last week Thursday, but were left in a completely different mood just 48 hours later after Sunday’s 4-2 home defeat to Sheffield FC Ladies.
And the all-action midfielder says it’s time to right the wrongs when Durham Women arrive at Theobalds Lane for the 1pm kick-off, having had a full week of preparation.
“We have been really focused this week in training,” she said. “We have looked on what to improve from Sunday and are ready to put things right.
“It is great to play at Cheshunt and to see the amount of supporters growing from last year. It for sure gives us extra motivation to make sure we perform to the best that we can.”
Karen Hills’ side first came up against the Wildcats in their season-opener at New Ferens Park, in which a narrow 2-1 defeat saw the north Londoners leave empty-handed.
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The result could have been different altogether after valiant pressure almost salvaged a positive result.
And Green says they’re excited for the challenge ahead and are going into the FA Women’s Super League 2 match a different team, having grown psychologically and physically.
“We played Durham the first game of the season and we thought we should have come away with more,” she continued. “We know it is going to be a tough competitive game; however we are ready for the challenge.”
It’s expected to be a party atmosphere on Sunday with a range of fun activities taking place for all the family to enjoy from 11am, as the club marks its celebration of FA Girls’ Football Week.
And with Spurs’ iconic Ledley King, the Club’s renowned Ambassador in attendance, Green says it’s the perfect opportunity to inspire the younger generation to get involved in football and showcase how far the women’s game has grown.
“Every game we want to give a good performance and especially to inspire all the younger girls and boys to get involved and play football,” she finished. “The fact Ledley King will be there is a great chance to promote women’s football.”