Arsenal Women’s Mead: ‘We have to keep putting pressure on Man City and Chelsea’
- Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo
Arsenal Women’s Beth Mead knows that the Gunners must keep winning to put pressure on FA Women’s Super League title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea after Sunday’s 1-0 win over Liverpool.
Vivianne Miedema scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over a well-drilled Liverpool at Meadow Park, and Mead believes it was and important victory.
"These types of games are very important games because these teams can be hard to play against," she said.
"Liverpool set up quite defensively today and we had to break them down.
"We probably could have scored more goals today, myself included, but these are the types of games that can decide leagues and we need to keep putting pressure on the likes of Man City and Chelsea at the top."
You may also want to watch:
The Gunners found Liverpool hard to break down at Meadow Park, and although the Reds posed little attacking threat, Mead was pleased to see Arsenal stay professional.
"Being defensive is just another game plan and if teams stay in games long enough and frustrate they can hit on the counter attack so we have to stay professional and disciplined in the way we defend and set up," she said.
- 1 'Obscene gestures and racist abuse' made at Islington Council meeting
- 2 Islington house prices rise £30k during Covid-19 pandemic year
- 3 'No consultation': Anger Islington cricket pitch could replace park
- 4 Police search for man who exposed himself on Islington 393 bus
- 5 Five times Islington has featured in films and TV series
- 6 Appeal to trace missing Islington school girl, 14
- 7 'LTNs are killing us': Hundreds of Highbury traders sign petition
- 8 Islington man charged with murder of shooting victim Taylor Cox
- 9 Tollington Arms landlord relieved at rent moratorium extension
- 10 Jailed: Businessman bombarded Jeremy Corbyn and other MPs with 'vile' emails
"We knew that Liverpool don't concede many goals so to even win by one goal and the three points today is very important.
"We have a belief throughout the team that anyone on the pitch can make something happen and score at any moment.
"We were one-nil up and in control so we didn't need to apply anymore pressure on ourselves, we just needed to keep playing football.
"I'll admit our first half performance was better than our second but that sometimes happens in football but we still came out with a win."