Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Danielle Buet explained that the side can head into today's FA Women's Super League clash against Liverpool with confidence, as the two teams go head to head at the Broadfield Stadium with kick-off at 12.15pm.
Buet explained how a number of players will already be familar to the Seagulls with many moving from Doncaster Belles during the summer, and the Albion skipper says she and her team-mates will rise to the challenge posed by the Reds.
She said, “We know their [Liverpool] strengths and a lot of their players have come from Doncaster Belles, who we played twice last season.
“They’re a good, technical team, but we’re just focusing on how we play. If we perform to our best, then we can get a good result.
“Everyone is excited and it will be the first time that a lot of them have played live on TV, that will be exciting. We want to perform well and hopefully something will come from it.”
Buet also feels that the team have the ability to create more chances, but insists it will be important to keep a clean sheet first and build from the back.
“We can create more. I think every team can, but we aren’t going to be the perfect model straight away.
“We are a new team, so we are still trying to build relationships with each other, but it doesn’t happen overnight.
“Take Birmingham, who we played on Wednesday night. They have been playing for years and you can see their relationships that they have built.
“That will come but, more importantly, if you stop a team scoring, you can still win a game.
“That is what we have got to get to now, we have got to get that first clean sheet. That will be our aim for the game today.”
This weekend will be the first time that an Albion’s women’s team match is broadcast live on television, following on from the men’s live encounter with Tottenham Hotspur at the Amex yesterday evening, and Buet commented on the brilliant community spirit at all levels of the club.
“Many of us saw the men’s game, and it’s great for the fans to have an opportunity to watch both teams either at either the ground, or live on televsion.
“The fact that we’re running free bus rides is great too, and says a lot about the club and how they are supporting everyone. Hopefully we can put on a good show.”