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Aston Villa boss Ward: no illusions ahead of Everton clash


Following a triumph in the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup, Coach Carla Ward aims to maintain momentum against Everton on Sunday in Barclays WSL.

At The Poundland Bescot Stadium on Wednesday evening, the Villans secured a significant 7-0 victory over Barclays Women’s Championship club Blackburn Rovers. They aim to continue their impressive form against Everton this weekend.

During the pre-match press conference, Ward discussed the crucial role played by the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup in boosting her team’s confidence for future endeavors.

Ward said: “We can’t underestimate the importance of the timing of those two games. The time between games has allowed us to build confidence in individuals, instill confidence in the team, and implement our desired style of play. It’s been massive this year for us.”

Ward wants to continue her side’s great form against Everton

At Villa Park, Aston Villa will face Brian Sørensen’s Everton side in the upcoming Barclays Women’s Super League fixture. The visitors presently hold the 10th position in the league table, having faced challenges at the start of the season. Despite Everton securing only one victory in the league thus far, Ward emphasized that her team is fully aware of the challenges that lie ahead.

Ward added: “You can see what he’s [Sørensen] trying to do. They’ve got a way of playing and they’re better than their league position suggests, they’ve played some good stuff. I thought they were excellent against Chelsea and what I would say is I think it would be very naive to think this is going to be an easy game because of their run.

“Since Brian has come in, he’s implemented a way and they’re never an easy team to play against. They’ve got a lot of quality so we’re going to absolutely be at our best. It’s really important that we take this as a big challenge because that’s exactly what it’s going to be,” Ward said.

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.
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