‘We believe we can still win’ – Manchester City still believe in title dream, says Taylor

Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor has said the club still believe they can win the Barclays Women’s Super League title this season.

The Cityzens picked up a fifth league win in a row with a 2-1 win over Everton at Walton Hall Park this afternoon.

Many had ruled out Manchester City’s title chances after losing their first two games of the new season to Aston Villa and Chelsea, but Taylor’s side responded and went from strength to strength.

Despite their rocky start, the Cityzens are eight points better than they were at the same point last season and head coach Taylor says the club still believe a title challenge is on the way.

“We think we can still win,” Taylor said in an interview with FAWSL Full-Time. “We just want to tick off the games one by one. We tend not to look too far ahead and just focus on the next game against Sunderland and then Brighton at home.

“We try to stay focused on the next game, sometimes it’s difficult. After spending more time with the players, you can see the pace we are gaining, the communication is improving and the players understand the style we want. to bring.

Reflecting on his side’s performance against Everton, Taylor said he was happy with the first half but still wanted his team to be more clinical in front of goal.

“It was a two-half game,” he said. “I think it was a really good performance from us in the first half, especially after an international break because you never know how well you’re going to see the pace. Against a very aggressive Everton press, we handled the situation very well, we mixed our game and it allowed us to spend a lot of time.

“I was really disappointed with the goal we conceded, I thought the referee was a bit harsh with some decisions in that far corner but it happens and it was a good test of character for us at half time. times at 1-1 after playing so well.

“We just needed to persist with that and I think in the second half we just got a bit away from that patience of what we do, trying to rush a bit to get the goal. We had some good chances again, we had one that came back from the bar… someone said we had 25 attempts on goal today (converting two) but we definitely need to improve. There’s a lot to analyze from this second half, but I’m really happy with how the players handled the game.

Manchester City return to action next Sunday when they take on Second Division side Sunderland at the Academy Stadium in the FA Women’s Continental Tires League Cup.

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