Lachante Paul

Paul: We Recognise Liverpool's Threats

LCFC Women forward Lachante Paul says training has been intense at Belvoir Drive this week as the FA Women's Championship champions switch focus to the Vitality Women's FA Cup.
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- LCFC Women host Liverpool on Sunday in the Vitality Women's FA Cup (2pm BST kick-off)
- Striker Lachante Paul spoke to the media at Belvoir Drive on Thursday afternoon
- The Foxes have done the double over the Reds in the FA Women's Championship this term
- However, the second-tier champions know about Liverpool's danger, says Paul

Liverpool are the visitors to Farley Way Stadium on Sunday, a fortnight after City's promotion to the Barclays FA Women's Super League was confirmed, in the fourth round of the most prestigious domestic cup competition in the women's game.

Naturally, the Foxes squad celebrated their first second-tier title, but now Paul insists they are ready to resume the campaign, starting on Sunday, before the final two league fixtures of the 2020/21 campaign later this spring.

Speaking ahead of tackling the Reds, who Leicester have defeated twice in the Championship, the 19-year-old forward said: "I guess we were all just living in the moment, from preparation, to enjoying the game, to enjoying winning on the whole.

This week, the training has been high intensity. Everyone has switched focus from winning the league to the fact we need to move on now and focus heavily on this game against Liverpool.

Lachante Paul

"We were told in numerous meetings that this type of thing doesn’t come around twice, three times. It’s hard to accomplish this kind of thing, so we’ve been trying to live in the moment.

"I think I’ve done well, especially with the age I am. I’ve won a trophy, got a medal, so it’s just an amazing moment for me, the team and everyone.

"This week, the training has been high intensity. Everyone has switched focus from winning the league to the fact we need to move on now and focus heavily on this game against Liverpool.

"Remi [Allen] and Sophie Barker have had a big impact on us in terms of switching focus. We have group discussions and, in there, we’ve said we need to up the intensity. In this week’s training, the intensity has been the top of the top."

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Lachante Paul
Lachante Paul

Lachante Paul has scored seven goals for the Foxes this season.

City have won their last 12 games in the Championship - a record in the division - while they also reached the semi-finals of the Continental Tyres League Cup. Paul says they are now determined to try and replicate that, or go one further, in the FA Cup.

"It’s good having momentum because Liverpool are a good side who play good football," she added. "We’ve come off a high and we’ve shown this week that we’re here to work hard and here to get through to the next round of the FA Cup.

"As a team, we want to get to the next round and then the next. We want to make history for the Club. As an individual, it’s about showing I can perform against higher teams, different opposition, and striving to be the best.

"Because we’ve already beat Liverpool twice, they’ll need to beat us, but we recognise that and we’re following through by working hard on beating them this Sunday."

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