Every word from Jonas’ pre-Brighton presser | Press conference | News

Jonas Eidevall held his pre-match press conference forward of our opening WSL tournament in opposition to Brighton on Friday.

The boss fielded questions from the media on various subjects, together with squad intensity, how our summer season champions will take on this season, and what the WSL must do to frequently develop.

Here’s the entirety he needed to say:

on whether or not Steph Catley and Caitlin Foord are in a position to play on Friday…

Yes.  

on whether or not we signed all of our objectives over the summer season… 

I’m going to be very fair with this one right here. Ideally, I might have preferred yet one more participant, however it is at all times like this while you do transfers. There are such a lot of the explanation why issues can not undergo, and our desire then was once if we could not in finding the easiest are compatible on this window, then we’d slightly do it within the subsequent window, however it isn’t multiple participant.

I believe while you see the record of gamers out and in for ourselves, it’s very skewed in comparison to different golf equipment as a result of when you be mindful closing January, we introduced in lots of gamers and did not unencumber any gamers on account of the Asia Cup on the time. That supposed that we carried an overly large squad right through the spring season, which was once a few gamers too massive to house for the collection of video games that we had. It was once herbal that there have been going to be extra gamers out than in and it was once extra essential to stay the important thing gamers for us in order that we will stay development consistency and tradition with them. But sure, yet one more participant in and that needs to be in January.

on who can play as a No 6 rather then Lia Walti…

Which Lia/Leah? Exactly! Obviously, from what I’ve observed of England, Leah Williamson too can play right here. Kim Little can indisputably play there and I believe if Frida Maanum simply improves her defensive sport, she is going to too. That’s just a few small changes that she must do in her positioning and decision-making as a result of she has the entire equipment so as so as to do this as neatly. I’m assured that we have got numerous other choices. We’ve were given other equipment relying on what sport we are enjoying and which fighters we’re enjoying in opposition to.

on his ideas on Brighton…

I’ve been very inspired via Brighton right through the pre-season as a result of I additionally noticed that that they had an enormous turnover. I’ve observed them play in opposition to Bayern Munich, I’ve observed them play in opposition to us, I’ve observed them play in opposition to Manchester City and so they appeared like a excellent workforce in the ones video games. I believe that one of the most gamers they’ve in over this window are of a actually prime quality, so we predict and making ready for a aggressive sport right here on Friday.

on the place he would really like his workforce to reinforce this 12 months…

Yeah, I might say two issues. One is from a tactical point of view, it is to deal higher with man-marking methods, as I spoke about on the finish of closing season as neatly. The 2nd one is psychological. To see – despite the fact that now we have occasions within the video games that pass in opposition to us, like conceding a function or a referee resolution – that we don’t let that impact us. If we need to construct and develop a profitable workforce, we wish to give the entirety at the pitch for each and every 2nd in all eventualities, and that’s what we wish to do in all video games this 12 months.

on what our summer season champions can deliver to the workforce this season…

With psychological power, it begins with believing as a result of when you concede a function, you’ll have other feelings going via your frame and you’ll let the ones feelings take over and affect your movements. You can surrender or assume it’ll be a kind of days the place we’re going to concede every other function. Or you’ll be mindful and say ‘now, wait a minute’.

For instance, the English gamers who went 1-0 down in opposition to Spain at Brighton, they have got the reminiscence now that claims, ‘no, it doesn’t have to be that way’. It will also be a kind of days as neatly the place we rating within the eightieth minute after which we get an extra time function, so in fact, I believe sure studies assist so much so as to care for adversarial eventualities.

Once you have got observed that they paintings, why would not you select to at all times consider in that state of affairs as a substitute of the opposite? That’s what I need us to do, to consider within the sure consequence each and every time. Is that is going to occur each and every time? I have no idea, however I will be able to consider it’s going to. 

on whether or not having gamers like Stina Blackstenius and Rafaelle Souza for a complete pre-season will reinforce the squad…

Definitely. I believe we neglected Rafaelle as she neglected all our last video games closing season on account of damage, just like the semi-final within the FA cup, the quarter-finals within the Champions League, all the closing video games within the WSL. So that is also a participant coming again from damage that I’m actually thankful for.

Another one is Jordan Nobbs, who additionally went off with a knee damage in opposition to Aston Villa and we were not reasonably positive how critical that was once. But it is also very enjoyable for us however she’s again and completely ready to compete once more. It will at all times be really useful to spend extra time in combination as a squad. It’s a luxurious in soccer as a result of like you’ll see, maximum squads have a variety of turnover and girls’s soccer hasn’t possibly been as used to that. It has extra constant squads from season to season, and now we are seeing a lot more trade and that places other calls for on it. So it is actually essential that you just stay your core gamers in combination as that may actually harness and broaden relationships. 

on whether or not the Euros winners can assist the opposite gamers within the squad…

It’s essential to emphasize in that facet that we have got numerous gamers which were in finals, who’ve additionally received issues earlier than this summer season. I believe it is the shared pool of all the ones studies this is actually essential. And we can have gamers with contemporary reminiscences of good fortune or they’ll have contemporary reminiscences of failure. But each and every considered one of us will even have some reminiscences of a few actually, actually massive successes and that is the reason what you need to stay remembering: to stay believing in the ones eventualities. So, in fact, we are making an attempt to make use of all the ones studies from a good viewpoint. 

on whether or not he spotted any new developments on the Euros…

No. I will’t actually say from a technical point of view that I used to be blown away via the Euros from any workforce. I assumed it was once nice from an leisure point of view and there was once some actually, actually aggressive and excellent soccer being performed. But have been there any concepts that I assumed have been new or refreshing? No, I did not assume so.

It has come to the similar level in ladies’s soccer as in males’s soccer: the leading edge techniques to play you notice now within the Champions League in ladies’s soccer identical to you do in males’s soccer. And that is herbal as a result of golf equipment spend extra time with the gamers, so you have got extra time to follow and do issues another way. 

on whether or not our Champions League sport with Ajax will impact the beginning XI on Friday…

I believe they must be capable to play each and every time. I don’t believe we now have were given a tricky agenda. It’s about 4 days in between maximum video games. We must had been ready to construct health via now, so we must be capable to play with the gamers we wish always.

on whether or not he’s instructed Leah and Beth about how to deal with noise and distractions from the media…

Part of the psychological power had to be a very good footballer is to pay attention to the pitch and to needless to say simply because you have got received one thing earlier than or as a result of somebody has voted for you for one thing, that is nice. It’s an success, however you might be no longer entitled to anything else for it at the pitch for long term video games. You nonetheless must do the entirety from the start each and every time you pass at the pitch.

Every day, you need to earn your proper to play. You do not get anything else free of charge in soccer. And that is the mindset you need to don’t have any topic how a lot you have got received earlier than or what number of awards you have got. You have to start out at the identical web page as everybody else.

at the fixture postponements…

In my opinion, you will have the entire video games from this spherical of the WSL postponed to the similar date, so that you don’t create a league desk the place some groups have performed 10 suits and a few groups have performed 11. You play on other facets of the switch window and so forth. I don’t assume someone will take that into consideration, however for me, after I have a look at that to take a look at and make it honest, it’s actually essential that the contest is honest for all groups and I might do it that means.

on how the WSL goes to reply to the higher pastime…

I’m positive that the gamers will reply in some way that shall be very good on account of the standard at the pitch and we see that the carrying product is of prime quality. We simply wish to be sure that we now in finding stadiums that permit all attendances to come back in and watch. I believe that would be the downside as a result of now we have an overly low collection of medium-sized stadiums within the nation.

You both have smaller stadiums or actually large stadiums and our sport that didn’t pass forward in opposition to Manchester City is an ideal instance of that. We’re two excellent groups with numerous pastime which goes to be a sellout of their academy stadium, so the query is: if that is so many extra other folks need to watch the sport, the place can we play that? So we actually could have the entire individuals who need to come to the sport and ensure they have got get right of entry to to it.

on if he’s observed a distinction in Beth Mead for the reason that Euros…

No.

on if she’s bringing the similar depth in coaching…

She introduced the similar depth to the Euros as she have been doing with Arsenal, and he or she brings the similar depth again to Arsenal once more now. You know what’s humorous: in soccer, we at all times glance backwards and we expect that historical past will at all times be the ensure for the long run, however be mindful, what did you guys write about Beth Mead closing summer season? Not a lot, as a result of then there was once somebody else who had carried out neatly right through the Olympics and also you idea ‘that’s going to be the end result for subsequent season.’

You by no means know with other folks and the long run, and that’s why it’s essential that regardless of how a lot you have got received, it’s about what are you shifting ahead and what you might be doing within the provide. That’s the place Beth wishes to seem ahead, however each and every participant in Arsenal wishes to try this so as to succeed in new issues, as a result of soccer is rarely status nonetheless, in order a membership, or a participant, or a trainer, we will’t stand nonetheless.

on how the WSL can care for the extent of pastime from the summer season…

In the tip, it’s about making a product that suggests such a lot to other folks that you just pass there and also you watch the sport despite the fact that it’s a storm from snow! You pass there and watch despite the fact that it’s no longer handy since you care such a lot concerning the workforce and you need to be there such a lot. We attempt to do our highest at the pitch to create that.

Of route, if I discuss with reference to Arsenal, as a complete membership, we attempt to paintings along with the entire departments so we will achieve out to all our possible audiences and produce them to the stadium so we will enjoy that in combination. That’s no longer a handy guide a rough repair simply to do something, however it’s about developing that reference to other folks so that they need to pass and so they really feel that they have got to head as it’s their first precedence and you then don’t have to fret concerning the climate in January you probably have created that.

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