Beth Mead was selected player-of-the-match as Arsenal Women defeated West Ham United 2-1 on the Women’s Super League’s Sunday fixture.
And Beth Mead delivered a player-of-the-match performance.
“I think we were dominant and in control throughout the first half. We were happy with our performance, but in the second half we’re a little bit disappointed with ourselves,” she told the official website.
“We’re a team that likes to be in control of games, but we let that slip a little bit today. But then at the same time, we showed a different side to ourselves because we had to show grit and character to stay in the game, and that’s exactly what we did.”
She explained: “I spent most of my career playing as a No 9, especially at Sunderland. I only changed when I arrived at Arsenal, so luckily I have quite a bit of experience throughout my career there.”
“We’ve got a lot of freedom in this front area; me, DvD and Lisa were swapping in and out a few times, so it comes naturally to all of us. Being able to get into the box at the right time can always help the team.”
“Our rotations in midfield could look like chaos to a lot of people! But it’s so nice to have them there back there and to know that they’ve all got your back,” she added.
“They’re playing who can set things up but also do things themselves, so it’s a nice comfort blanket to have.”
— Arsenal Women (@ArsenalWFC) September 9, 2019