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Carolina Morace: 'Scoring three against Watford is really important for us'

London City Lionesses overturned an early deficit to defeat Watford and secure their first win of the season on Sunday [3 September].

Shortly after the final whistle was blown, head coach Carolina Morace was quizzed by reporters at Princes Park about her squad's 3-2 win.

Carolina Morace, London City Lionesses (Image: The FA/Getty Images)
Carolina Morace, London City Lionesses (Image: The FA/Getty Images)

Congratulations on your first win with London City, what did you make of the match?

It was very tough because Watford were very well-organised and did their jobs well. They also had chances to score, but I’m really happy because we showed lots of improvement from last week and were able to score three goals. That’s really important for us because we didn’t have many chances to score in our first match: I saw lots of positives in terms of how we played.

You must be proud of the second-half performance, the team defended really well?

Definitely, we needed those points because we are still a new team. In the first-half, the way the team played was beautiful, with short passes creating the goal – which is exactly what I asked for. We need to be more efficient sometimes, but I’m happy because we played with our hearts.

Watford are newly-promoted… will it be as tight as it looks in the league this season?

Absolutely, yes. I think the league is brilliant because there are many teams who want to win and it will be very tough.

With three different scorers today, it must have been an exciting day at the office?

That’s also because of the style we want to play – we want to attack with many players inside the box, rather than just three. Connie’s movement for the first goal was very good, for example.

Danielle Carter is a major addition for London City, how has she settled in?

She is a humble player. She is a model professional for all other players. She pushes herself and pushes all of the others. If the other players can see that she pushes herself to the limit, of course, they push themselves to the limit too.


Reading, who are also undefeated to start the season, are next in line to visit Princes Park, with our match against the Royals scheduled for 14:00 on Sunday, 10 September.

Don't miss out, secure your spot at Princes Park today, with tickets available from £7.



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