Missy Bo Kearns on a crucial win, team spirit and 'world-class' Fuka Nagano

LFC WomenMissy Bo Kearns on a crucial win, team spirit and 'world-class' Fuka Nagano

By Steve Hunter


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Missy Bo Kearns highlighted the fantastic team spirit in the Liverpool FC Women camp as a key factor behind Sunday's vital 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs took the lead in the Barclays Women’s Super League contest at Prenton Park before Emma Koivisto delivered a quick equaliser with a deflected effort from distance.

Kearns then netted the winner prior to half-time with a close-range finish following brilliant play from Fuka Nagano.

Read on as Kearns reflects on a big three points for Matt Beard’s side…

On a crucial victory…

We knew we needed the three points and that’s what we got. Now we can start looking up. We have got a few injuries at the moment but we’ve got a good squad depth and on the pitch we will put a shift in. I thought we did well in the second half at Arsenal and you saw on Sunday how much we worked for each other and we got the result. Sometimes that is all that matters.

On netting the winner…

I said I wanted to get more goals and I’m trying to get into goalscoring positions. I’ve been getting in the right positions lately and I’ve just got to keep it up. Fuka is world-class and she played a big part in the goal. If you watch it back and see the way she slowed the ball down and then played it, that makes the difference. What she has got is special and I can see her going really far in the game.

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On getting the win in their second game in four days…

Massive. Every game we want to get the three points and you can see that with the way we play. You could also see the relief off our shoulders that we have finally got the win. Now it’s just looking to the next game against Everton, and hopefully we’ll have a few players back and give the gaffer a headache with his team selection.

On the spirit in this team…

I think this performance shows how together we are. We haven’t let the injuries affect us. On the morning of the Arsenal game, the injured girls sent us a selfie from the gym and it just showed how much they were all rooting for us. We are so close and we’ve got each other’s backs – you can see that on the pitch. If someone is tackled, there is someone right there to help them, and that’s what we need to have as a team. Teams go far.

On the next WSL fixture away to Everton at Goodison Park on Friday March 24…

They are the games you want to be playing in – big games. It’s a Merseyside derby and we are looking forward to it. All we are focusing on is the next game and that is Everton.

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