Skinner: The team showed resilience
Manchester United Women’s head coach Marc Skinner says his side are disappointed that our efforts against West Ham couldn’t garner all three points.
In tricky conditions, a depleted United squad pulled together and put up a fight throughout against a strong test from a physical Hammers side, but unfortunately it wasn’t quite enough in the end for the win.
“West Ham are very physical and it’s a game that we had to dig in.
“So, we’re gutted for not winning but there’s so much really good, resilient stuff from that group today.”
With that in mind however, he’s pleased with how his team adapted and worked for each other from start to finish.
“Most of the injuries we’ve got are unfortunate. But no excuses, we’ve got to defend that set piece better.
“But I’m proud of what they’ve done because they’re showing resilience, they’re showing togetherness and all the things I’m asking.
“Sometimes a result doesn’t go for you in that moment, but as a group, they’ve shown everything they can do, barring getting the result tonight.”
Skinner has explained that the Reds can learn from the draw that will aid us going forward into that home clash with the Toffees and beyond.
“We’ll always reflect, and we’ll park this game. We’ll use the energy from it, but we’ll park it,” Marc said.
“Our next focus is now obviously at Old Trafford, but we’ll give absolutely everything in that game too. We’ve got to be very calm, very calculated and very focused on what we can control.
“Tonight was very difficult and we’ve acquitted ourselves very well barring that last moment, so it’s something that we’ll continue to learn from.”
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