Natasha Flint

We're Fighting For Our First Three Points, Says Flint

LCFC Women will remain composed as the Foxes go in search of their first victory in the Barclays FA Women's Super League, says Natasha Flint.
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- West Ham are next up for LCFC Women at Chigwell Construction Stadium on Sunday (3pm kick-off)
- Striker Natasha Flint says the Foxes are keen to secure their first victory in the WSL as soon as possible
- The squad are not placing too much pressure on themselves, Flint adds
- The former Blackburn Rovers forward is delighted to be back among the nation's best teams

City's top goalscorer in 2020/21 is already off the mark this term after netting on the opening day at Aston Villa and Leicester next head to Chigwell Construction Stadium on Sunday to tackle West Ham United, looking for a maiden victory at the highest level of women's football in England.

Flint says everyone around the group at Belvoir Drive remains confident and is excited by the challenge posed by the Hammers, who finished ninth in the WSL last season. Sunday's clash kicks off at 3pm in Dagenham and tickets remain available through the east London club. 

"Individually, for me, I think I've started the season good with my first performance," the former Blackburn Rovers striker said. "As a team, we've not got the three points that we want, but performance-wise, we're working hard and hopefully it'll be this weekend away to West Ham.

"There's no pressure on any of the girls individually and as a team. We just need to get that three points to kick-start things and then obviously it'll fall in place from there. As soon as you put pressure on yourself, that's when we'll see a little drop. We're creeping ourselves up the hill.


Flint Looking To Kick-Start WSL Campaign

Natasha Flint says LCFC Women are determined to secure their first win in the Barclays FA Women's Super League ahead of Sunday's visit to West Ham.

"When we do get those three points, I think it will kick-start the season off. Hopefully, it's sooner rather than later, hopefully this weekend, but as soon as we start putting pressure on ourselves that's when we will start not performing well."

Flint has been paired with new signing Jess Sigsworth up front for the Foxes so far this season and, as a friend of hers before that switch to the Club, City's No.7 is looking forward to building a strong working relationship with the ex-Manchester United forward. 

"Jess and I have known each other for many years now, off the pitch and on it," she added. "We played together a couple of times with England and, off the pitch, we've always been friends. Since she's been here, we've built a partnership on and off the pitch and made it even better. 

"That's just something we're working on. We're not forcing things, we're just working as a partnership, both in training and on game day to get a few goals under our belts and get the three points for the girls."

The 25-year-old is thrilled to be back in the top tier, but now the main aim for everybody at LCFC Women is to remain there and compete with the best teams in the division, says Flint.

"It feels great," she continued. "My aim was to get back into the WSL and I've done it with this team. They've really helped me and we've all helped each other. We've got the facilities, the staff, the media side of it, we've literally got everything here. We've got young girls and experienced girls too.

"Football-wise, we've got an aim, which is to be the best. We always push for the best and we've got an aim to get as far as possible. The first aim was to get out of the Championship, which we did. Now, the second aim, is: we're in the WSL and we're not going to be a team that wants to stay at the bottom.

"We're a team that wants to stay here. People may say we've lost our first two games, but the performances are good and you can see we are fighting for our first three points. It's just about staying in this league. I'm a player who wants to be in this league for the rest if my career. I'm ready to push on."

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