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Spurs women skipper Schillaci wants better display at West Ham

PUBLISHED: 10:00 25 September 2019

Tottenham Hotspur women's Jenna Schillaci in action (Pic: John Walton/PA)

Tottenham Hotspur women's Jenna Schillaci in action (Pic: John Walton/PA)

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Tottenham Hotspur Women will play in front of a bumper crowd this weekend as they travel away to the London Stadium to take on West Ham Women.

Spurs will make the trip across London to take on Matt Beard's side at the Hammers home in Stratford for the first-time where a crowd of 20,000 is expected to turn out for the Women's Super League clash.

It is a big step forward for the women's game as every team is due to play at least one of their fixtures at a first-team ground this season on the back of the success of the women's World Cup in the summer.

Spurs captain Jenna Schillaci is hopeful that her team will return to their own 'high standards' for the clash.

"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 said.

"There were positives in the first-half, had we taken one of our chances, it could have been a different game.

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"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."

The skipper insists they were not good enough in their last fixture where they lost 4-0 to Reading last weekend in the Continental League Cup, Group D.

"It was obviously a disappointing result for us, we knew it was going to be a tough challenge against Reading, who are a well-established team in the league with many threats," Schillaci said.

"I think in the first half we played quite well and created lots of chances, but we just didn't take them, we just weren't clinical enough in front of goal.

"Straight into the second half, a mistake from us didn't help and then an own goal followed that, which killed the game.

"It's disappointing and we'll obviously reflect on the performance - the standards today (Sunday) were nowhere near where they should be."

Schillaci was one of three changes made to the side who were victorious against Liverpool on the opening day of the season in the Women's Super League.

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