Le Tissier looking for further improvement

The Albion youngster says the squad are striving for even greater consistency as they prepare to take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays FA Women's Super League.

By Bruce Talbot • 23 February 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Maya Le Tissier speaks to the media ahead of Sunday's game.

Albion may be on their best run of the season, but teenage defender Maya Le Tissier believes they are capable of doing even better.

The Seagulls return to Barclays WSL action this afternoon when they entertain Tottenham at The People's Pension Stadium looking to stretch their unbeaten run to four games.

They have picked up four points from their last two league games against Everton and Manchester United as well as progressing to the last 16 of the FA Cup, and face Crystal Palace on Tuesday for the right to host Birmingham City in the quarter-finals.

But the cup tie will be the last thing on Le Tissier's thoughts as Albion look to continue their good form and avenge a 1-0 defeat to Spurs earlier in the season. 


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Le Tissier's Spurs Press Conference

She said, "Our performances have been a lot better in the last few weeks. We're having more of the ball in games and creating more chances.

"We should have beaten Manchester United. It was a shock to concede after less than 30 seconds but we showed a good mentality to get back into the game.

"There have been improvements since Christmas, but we're still aiming to be more consistent. The table is still quite tight, so today is an important game for us, but all we focus on is our own form and the table will take care of itself."

By Kyle Hemsley
Maya Le Tissier in action against Tottenham Hotspur earlier this season.

Le Tissier has been a regular in the heart of Albion's defence this season and the 17-year-old admits she is ahead of schedule in terms of her own development.

"It's been a bit weird," she added. "I set myself goals and it has gone better than I thought, but I'm really enjoying being part of this group. We're a team that likes to play out and that suits me. I used to play in central midfield, so I think I have that awareness you need and that I'm capable of playing a pass.

"It's been great to play so many minutes, but there's a lot of the season left and we're all looking forward to seeing what we can achieve in the league and cup."