Le Tissier: I love playing against best in the world

Albion defender could make WSL history against Arsenal on Sunday.

By Bruce Talbot • 13 March 2022

By Manjit Narotra
Maya Le Tissier scored her first goal of the season last weekend.

Maya Le Tissier is looking forward to challenging herself against more world-class players as she makes Women’s Super League history on Sunday.

If the 19-year-old is chosen for the game against leaders Arsenal and makes her 53rd WSL appearance, she will break the record for the most games by a teenager in the league, set by Birmingham City’s Jessica Carter between 2014-17.

“I love testing myself against the best players in the world, I can see what I need to improve,” said Le Tissier, who scored her first goal of the season in last Saturday’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa.


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“We are looking forward to the game and hopefully we can make it three wins on the bounce. They’ve got world-class players but we’re feeling confident as a squad at the moment.”

Le Tissier played in central midfield when she made her debut against Chelsea and after a spell in central defence she has settled into a new role as right-back.

“When Hope said she would try me at right back I wasn’t sure at first but now I absolutely love it,” she added.

“I think I’m quite strong defensively but I can get up and down as well. It gives me a different outlook on the game and it’s good to be adaptable because it helps managers out and if you can play in more than one position there’s more chance you will be picked.

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion took the lead against Arsenal last time the two faced each other in the WSL, but Albion ended up losing 2-1 away.

“Full back is my favourite position at the moment, but I also like playing at centre-half. I speak to Hope a lot about how I can get better.”

Albion will have their biggest crowd for a WSL fixture at Crawley when they face the Gunners, but tickets are still available. My Albion+ members and men’s first team season ticket holders can get an adult ticket for just £4. To book click here