Spurs coach Amoros ‘disappointed’ with slow start in City defeat

Tottenham Hotspur Womens Rianna Dean is congratulated on scoring

Tottenham Hotspur Womens Rianna Dean is congratulated on scoring - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Tottenham Hotspur Women head coach Juan Amoros was disappointed with the slow start his side made in their 4-1 defeat to Manchester City to kick start 2020.

A slow start cost Spurs dearly as a quick fire double for City from Pauline Bremer and Ellen White had the visitors 2-0 up inside five minutes at the Hive on Sunday afternoon.

A Rianna Dean penalty brought them back into the game; until City went on to score two more through Bremer and Lauren Hemp to secure the three points.

Karen Hills and Amoros introduced Lucy Quinn and debutant Mitchell into the mix at the break in an attempt to turn the tide of the game and despite improvements in the second half, they simply couldn't rally back against a strong City side.

"We're disappointed, especially with the way we started the game, two goals in five minutes are just unacceptable for us as a team," Amoros told the club website.

"In the second half, we adapted a couple of things and made two changes and I think our performance after the break was much better.

"They're a very good side but still we need to be better because we are Tottenham Hotspur Women and the girls know that we are good enough to compete against these teams but we need to make sure we do it throughout the 90 minutes."

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Juan Amoros and Karen Hills' side will now face London rivals West Ham Women on Sunday as both side's look to start climbing up the Women's Super League table.

Spurs will welcome the Hammers to the Hive on Sunday for a 2pm kick-off but their opponents have not played since mid-December after postponing last weekend's fixture due to an illness among the squad.

Tottenham have also been drawn at home to Barnsley in the fourth round of the Women's FA Cup this week.

The FA Women's National League Division One North side defeated Brighouse Town 1-0 on Sunday to reach the next stage of the competition.

The ties are scheduled to be played on Sunday, January, 26 and they will be confident of progressing into the next round and edge one step closer to a trip to Wembley.

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