Jonas gave his reflections on our comeback against Aston Villa at Villa Park as we capped off our 200th match in the Women's Super League with a 4-1 win.
Speaking after the game, our boss credited our composure after falling behind incredibly early and our improved efficiency in front of goal.
on this afternoon's performance...
I'm happy that we stayed composed and patient when we went one goal behind. That's always a difficult moment for any team but we managed that very well. We continued to create scoring opportunities. It was nice to see us put a few more of them away than we've done in recent games. So all in all, good.
"We knew this was going to be a difficult game and a lot of teams have a problem coming here to Villa Park, playing against a strong Aston Villa this year. So happy with the performance and it's great to have three points.
on our resilience to come back from one goal behind...
I think so. Because one thing that is difficult at that moment is to not let the emotions take over. You want to correct things immediately and that can mean that you start stressing things, and you lose your formation, you lose your balance, and then maybe you get a counter-attack against you, and then there are two goals. Then all of a sudden, you have created a mountain to climb. But we took it step-by-step, so that was very good to see.
on our improved efficiency in front of goal...
It's good to see that we were a little bit more efficient in front of the goal. I know we have that quality, but it's nice for the players to do that as well. And so that was good. And now we just need to recover, refresh and prepare for Lyon. That's going to be a very exciting - but also difficult - match for us.
on the importance of reintroducing Leah and Rafa gradually back into the team...
Yeah, I think when you return to play, it's obviously the tough part when you don't have a preseason. And you sort of have to build fitness and you don't have training weeks that allows you to go seven days between the games. So then you have to see in the games if they can go 100%. But for how many minutes and how often? So I think we've managed very well so far, but let's keep on being good with the decision making and having good communication with the players, the medical team and the coaching team.
on whether he's excited for our next Champions League game
Very. I mean, huge game against Lyon. It's the European champions to come here to London at Emirates. Be there, be there to support us. We need that. We need to create a great atmosphere at the Emirates. We need to fight for every second of it and if we do and if we do our very best, maybe we can achieve qualification.
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