Bruun: We're motivated to get back on track
Signe Bruun insists Manchester United Women will do everything possible to maintain our hopes of playing Champions League football next season during Sunday’s WSL clash with West Ham at Leigh Sports Village.
The Hammers will be the away side at LSV this weekend for our final home game of the campaign, exactly seven days on from our 0-0 draw at Aston Villa in the same competition.
A stalemate in the Midlands last time out means that European qualification is now out of the hands of Marc Skinner's side going into our final two league fixtures of the season.
Following Manchester City's win over Brighton in Saturday's early kick-off, the Reds will go into the first of those tomorrow two points behind the Blues in the race for the desired third position having played the same amount of matches, but with the opportunity to leapfrog our crosstown rivals once more with a victory.
'I've done everything I could to get back'
United's Signe Bruun is fit again following a recent injury and ready to help the team against West Ham this weekend...
“It’s not a secret that we were disappointed after not getting all three points against Aston Villa, but I feel like the girls are motivated to get back on track and hopefully get all three points this weekend,” the Denmark international explained.
“I think it will be a tough game and a physical game but hopefully we’ll manage to push through. We’ll do everything we can to get three points this time.
“Everything can happen in football, so we just have to focus on ourselves, do our business and hope for the best in the other games,” Signe added when asked about the race for Champions League qualification.
“Then [we can] look back and say we’ve done everything we could.”
But the forward is back to full fitness and is delighted to be back available for the Reds as the campaign enters its final month.
“I’m feeling really good, finally! It’s been a bit longer than I expected," Signe said.
“It’s always frustrating to be injured when you’re a footballer but especially when you come to a new club and you just want to be around the team, be on the pitch and help the team, it’s very frustrating.
“I’ve done everything I could to get back in terms of sleeping a lot, eating well, training hard every day with the medical staff. So, I’m very happy to be back.”
A particular positive from last weekend’s draw at Villa was the return of midfielder Lucy Staniforth from an injury lay-off.
Staniforth praised the support received from her team-mates throughout her road to recovery and that’s something that Bruun has now backed up with regards to her own comeback trail.
“They’ve been very supportive through the whole period, I appreciate that a lot. The staff as well,” the forward explained to MUTV.
“It makes it a bit easier to be injured and gives you motivation to come back as fast as possible.”