Press conference

Eidevall on the return of Mead and Miedema

Beth Viv

In our 3-1 win against Bristol City Women on Thursday, Beth Mead started for the first time since suffering an ACL rupture in November 2022.

Vivianne Miedema returned to the matchday squad to face Bristol City in October, after almost eleven months out of action.

But Jonas, when asked about if their returns are a cause for celebration, admitted that he prefers to delay his gratification for success at the end of the season, while of course being delighted to have them back.

“I’m really bad at celebrating anything on the football side,” he said. “I think there’s a quote from a Brazilian volleyball coach that, when the players are out celebrating the victory in the evening, I go back to my room and worry about the next fixture. I think it sums up my life pretty much! 

“I’m really pleased for the hard work that both those two players have been doing and that they now can start to be back on the pitch and doing what they love the most, but for my mindset, I very seldom stop and celebrate anything. 

“I’m 100 percent focused on Leicester now and I want us to perform as well as possible as a team. Maybe that’s a part of my own personal development where I need to improve.”

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