Skinner calls for consistency ahead of Reading clash
Rehanne Skinner speaks to the press ahead of Tottenham's tie against Reading
Tottenham Hotspur FC
2 December 2022
Spurs boss, Rehanne Skinner has laid out the need for consistency from her side, as they look to build on a big 5-1 win over Coventry United in the League Cup last weekend, with a trip to Reading in the league on Sunday.
“Winning breeds winning, with getting into a fluid run of results”, said Skinner who has seen her side not win back to back league matches yet this season, but will be looking to notch a 2nd win in a row after Spurs’ cup exploits, defeating Coventry United last weekend.
Spurs’ last league encounter, was a 3-0 defeat against Chelsea infront of a WSL record crowd at Stamford Bridge, with Skinner labelling the amount of possession had against Chelsea, was certainly a positive and something to build on, with the total had in the game at Stamford Bridge 43% the highest they’ve achieved against the side from West London since they’ve been in the WSL.
One thing Spurs have been excellent at in the last outings that have been wins, is scoring goals, hitting five in the cup and eight in the league against Brighton at the end of October with at least five different goalscorers, with Skinner adding “ everybody has been really proactive in-front of goal, we’ve done it very well at points, but it’s about doing it more on a consistent basis.”
With the rise of long term injures in the game becoming a bigger issue, which Spurs themselves have been affected by, with Kyah Simon and Ellie Brazil both sustaining season ending injuries, it can impact clubs recruitment strategy but Rehanne added, “we had a similar situation earlier this season, having different players coming back at different times, Kerys Harrop and Syo-hun Cho for example, but ultimately we recruited a slightly bigger squad in the summer, to cope with that but we do need to re asses and make sure we have the depth in the squad to keep competing.”
Readings last league encounter, was a thrilling 3-3 draw against Liverpool. Rehanne herself was at the game and said, “I was at the game and if it’d carried on for another twenty minutes, it could’ve been even higher scoring! It was very transitional at the end between both sides, which made an interesting game for a neutral and exciting for the two sets of fans.”
Finally, Rehanne touched on the Broxbounre and Beyond, which launched on SPURSPLAY, the clubs in house media platform, two weeks ago charting the rise of the team, from the grassroots level of the Women’s game to the upper reaches of the Women’s Super League. “The documentary was a fantastic way of celebrating the people who have moved the club to where it is now, and I feel honoured and proud to have been and to still be a part of it. The guys did such a fantastic job of putting it together and I’m just glad to be a part of it.”