Kerkdijk: We knew we could turn things around

Defender says back-to-back wins are deserved.

By Charlie Hanson • 11 February 2021

By Kyle Hemsley
Danique Kerkdijk started in both of Albion's wins over Chelsea and West Ham.

Danique Kerkdijk is proud of the way Albion have turned results on their head after a tough run in the WSL.

Prior to the two consecutive league wins against Chelsea and West Ham, Albion had gone three months without a win when they beat the Hammers 1-0 in November.

“If you look back at the losses we had against Manchester City (7-1) and Bristol City (3-0) it was tough. But we stuck together and pressed the reset button.

“We knew that we could turn it around, but it took us a while to get everyone on the same page and get the positive results. I am proud of how we have performed over the last two matches.


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Hope thrilled with West Ham win

“We spoke about the Chelsea game and how we had done some things well, but we knew as a group that it was just one game and it meant nothing if we didn’t follow it up against West Ham. We needed to show that it wasn’t a one-off.”

Defeating West Ham 1-0 was the best result according to the 24-year-old.

“It's a perfect evening – a clean sheet and we took all three points. We did really well, we started the game brightly and created a lot of chances.

“We didn't give a lot of big opportunities away. That's down to the defensive shape being good and everyone working hard to make sure we didn't concede.”