Connolly: We're building something despite defeat

Midfielder reflects on narrow 2-1 defeat against Liverpool.

By Heather Miller • 24 April 2023

By Craig Galloway
Connolly insists Albion will build on each performance

Megan Connolly admitted Albion failed to build on a strong first-half display as they went down 2-1 to Liverpool in the WSL on Sunday.

"Everyone is disappointed, we wanted to come away with something," said Connolly. "I felt we dominated the first half well but in the second half was a bit of a different game.

"There's loads to learn from, it's been a tough week with three games but we're definitely building on something and we have to take what we can from this - we'll do better."

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The Irish midfielder reflected on the challenges presented in the second half and insists that everyone is pulling together to drive the belief for the the final stretch of games.

She added, "Liverpool changed formation and we had to try and adapt to that whilst implement our own game, we never gave up but we just have to tighten up and improve on a few things. There's loads of positives to take and learn from to take into Tottenham.

"Everyone has definitely pulled their weight this week, I'm really proud of everyone. It's been tough with the three games and FA Cup semi-final and the midweek game before travelling up here to play again, but you can definitely see in our game that we're improving.

"Mel [Phillips] has tried to add things and it's working for us and we really want to adapt and apply those things to be better, but we are getting there. 

"We just need to take confidence in the positive stuff that we've done. We know we can do it and get results - we need to take that confidence into next week and go again."