Ladd: We’re confident and ready to go
Manchester United midfielder Hayley Ladd says there is ‘confidence’ in the camp heading into Sunday’s derby against our cross-city rivals.
“Coming off the back of a really pleasing result and performance last weekend, you naturally get good vibes coming in on the following couple of days,” Ladd told club media.
“You can feel the energy everyone is building towards the weekend, I think everyone is feeling confident and ready to go.”
“I think last season you could probably predict the results of a lot of games and I think that is definitely changing,” she continued.
“But City are a really strong team and we know they’re going to win a lot of games - we’ll have to be at our best to rival them, but we’re not too focused on them.”
“In terms of our preparation, I think we’re quite [in the mindset of] nothing changes in-house,” Ladd told us.
“Everyone is in agreement that we keep everything the same and just try to make sure we’re stepping it up on the pitch - but nothing else changes.
“Our performances have all been good enough recently and we just want to emulate those and put that onto the pitch on Sunday.”
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“People are missing out if they don’t get involved,” Ladd insisted. “I think it’s going to be such a brilliant game, such a great spectacle.
“We don’t like playing against them, they don’t like playing against us - I think it will be a great game and definitely not one to miss out on.”