Courtney Nevin

Nevin: We Need To Keep Positive

Courtney Nevin believes LCFC Women must keep the same aggressive nature on the football pitch should they want to get back to winning ways against Tottenham Hotspur this Sunday.
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- LCFC Women welcome Spurs this weekend in the Barclays Women’s Super League
- The fixture at King Power Stadium has a 3pm kick-off
- City have seven points so far this season in the WSL
- Information on how to watch this Sunday’s clash can be found HERE

The Foxes were beaten last weekend on home soil, as an Arsenal comeback in the second half overturned Leicester’s 2-0 lead at the break, which featured Sam Tierney and Janice Cayman opening their accounts for the 2023/24 campaign.

Six different goalscorers for the Gunners saw Willie Kirk’s side handed their third loss of the season, and the Australia international admits it was a difficult result to take, but it must be taken as a learning point.

“It was a tough defeat last weekend,” she admitted in her press conference. “But we need to learn from it. We had a really good first half and we needed to take a lot away from that but we made a lot of mistakes in the second half that we also need to work on.

“In the first half, we really dominated the ball and were deserving of our lead, but Arsenal brought their game in the second half, and we sadly couldn’t cope with it. Which is annoying but we just need to move forward.

We’re a competitive team and we go into every game wanting three points, so this one is no different.

Courtney Nevin

“We’ve looked back on it and have been working on a lot of things in training to hopefully put into practice and put in a better performance against Spurs on Sunday.”

This weekend offers another opportunity to pick up points at King Power Stadium when Spurs make the trip to the East Midlands on Sunday. While wary of their potential, the No.2 states that City will treat it like any other game.

“We’re all pretty excited, we want to go into this game with everything we have," Nevin continued. "We’re a competitive team and we go into every game wanting three points, so this one is no different.

“They’ve been in really good form, but we need to keep positive, working hard in training and playing for one another. We need to keep focusing on how we can improve as individuals and as a team. It’s about trusting in the game plan and our abilities to get the job done."

Nevin joined the Club on a permanent basis this summer after an impressive loan spell during the 2022/23 term, which saw her play a part in the team’s survival in the top flight.

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'The Manager's Belief Helps Me To Develop'

Courtney Nevin previews LCFC Women's Barclays Women's Super League match against Tottenham Hotspur.

When asked about the reason to returning to Filbert Way, the 21-year-old labelled the decision a no-brainer, after finding the right fit for the development of her game at Belvoir Drive.

“I think Willie [Kirk] is an amazing coach and he’s really going to help me get better as a player,” Nevin continued. “He thinks I’ve got a lot of potential, and to have someone who believes in me that much helps me so much.

“We’re all gelling really well together. We’ve come together as a group, and we have to work hard for each other; we’re a family here, and it’s been beneficial to have the new players come in and start so strongly.

“After spending a bit of last season on loan, I knew I wanted to extend my stay here because of the Club and the environment. It was Willie and all the staff here that helped me. I fell in love with the culture here, so it was a no brainer to sign the contract.”




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