Taylor: We Can’t Afford Slip-Ups

Impetus’ Johnathan Stack was in Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor‘s media conference for us ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur (21/10/22).

Above: Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor looks happy, but recognises that his team cannot afford to drop many more points this season. Photo: Manchester City.

Manchester City will be looking to keep the momentum going as they face Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow at Brisbane Road.

City picked up their first win of the season against Leicester City last Sunday at home and now head to the capital to face a Tottenham side just one place and three points above them in the Barclays Women’s Super League table.

Going into Saturday’s clash, Taylor made it clear that due to the short season in the WSL there are few chances to recover from slip-ups.

“They’re all must win when you only have 22 games, the hardest thing to do is win them. Everyone is capable of beating everyone on their day, which makes the job more difficult. When you lose a few games, it makes the winning of the title difficult. That’ll never change and I’m pretty sure every coach would say the same. For us, must-win is probably a bit too extreme, it’s important for us not to lose it, we go into games trying to win.

Above: Alanna Kennedy in training. Gareth Taylor states that the Matildas star is “one week further down the line than before” in her rehab. Photo: Manchester City.

“I always look at performance level, that’s always something that sits well with me if we perform to our levels or not, it usually dictates whether you’re going to be successful. Sometimes you’re fortunate enough but being good in both boxes gives you the best chance to win the game.”

Taylor provided injury updates on Ruby Mace and Alana Kennedy saying, “There’ll be a couple of doubts, but nothing outside of what we spoke of previously. Ruby and Alanna are a week further down the line than before and closer to a return. Outside of that, there are a few knocks, but everyone’s come through unscathed and looking forward to keeping the players healthy.

“That’s going to be important with the games we have, this period is a decent run of fixtures, a three-game week for us which we enjoy but keeping them healthy and ready to play is important. At the moment things are looking good.”

Manchester City will be looking to get their season back on track after a rocky start. they face Tottenham Hotspur before getting their Continental League Cup campaign underway against Blackburn Rovers in midweek.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: