Jordan Nobbs reacts to Arsenal's 3-1 win over West Ham
Jordan Nobbs praises team spirit and thanks fans in post-match reaction to Arsenal's 3-1 win over West Ham
Girls on the Ball
31 October 2022
Arsenal midfielder Jordan Nobbs spoke to the media after the Gunners 3-1 win over West Ham in the WSL on Sunday. Nobbs has won the Arsenal Women Supporter Club’s player of the match in the last two matches, she has scored in both of those games against FC Zurich and West Ham.
Here is what she had to say….
How has it felt waiting for you chance this season?
“I don’t know, obviously I love this club so much and I’ve absolutely trained my bum off for the past five/six months. I think eventually just them little moments of things come, whether that’s something happening and I’ve got to be ready but, I am a little bit proud of myself just staying in it. And what a set of girls we have. Like it is hard to get in to the team and I think that is what makes it so special when you get chances on the pitch because you know you are playing up against a top, top talent.”
How much inspiration have you drawn from other players (Lotte Wubben-Moy and Frida Maanum) that have had to wait to take their chance?
“I think it just shows what talent we have with some of the players. Frida came in and had a fantastic game against Lyon and obviously me and Frida were on the bench a lot. We kept pulling each other through when we are going out for training. Because sometimes you have to keep saying ‘right we do the training again, we go again’, and it brings the team together because at the end of the day we all have to play a part. You have seen how may people over the last two weeks have played minutes in this squad and put in a great performance, so it is all credit to people’s mentality and staying focused for what’s best for the team.”
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You came on in the number 8 position tonight, do you think that is your best position and how nice was it to get a lot of minutes in the position tonight?
“It was nice. Obviously, I haven’t had much chance to show that over the last few years that 8 has been my role for the last ten years, but I love that role. I think I am one of them players that wants to get on the ball and everything like that, so yeah, it is a position I have always loved. I mean right now I am just thinking about being on the pitch and playing, but I definitely think it is something I enjoy - to start deep and go high.”
The reception from the crowd…. (there were lots of cheers for Nobbs throughout)
“I cannot thank the fans enough. I mean anytime I’ve stepped foot on that pitch they’ve been there, such a boost for myself and how, hopefully, I’ve shown myself towards this club and they make me feel such a part of it. And I want to play well and score for them because without them… yeah, it is the best part of football.”