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Megan Campbell: 'Clean sheets are like goals for defenders'

Megan Campbell feels at home in London City Lionesses' new shape.

The Republic of Ireland international played a key role as the Pride overcame Sunderland A.F.C. on Sunday [17 March], securing a clean sheet alongside Paige Culver and Georgia Brougham.

After the match, Campbell spoke about the team's morale, the importance of consistency, and more. Her is every word she said.

After an important win over the league leaders, you must be feeling happy?

Definitely. We knew it was going to be a battle today, they’re top of the league for a reason, but we were coming off the back of a really positive performance and have been working hard over the last two weeks with Remi on implementing how we want to play and I think you could see that today. It was a bit ugly in the second half because Sunderland were pushing for the goal, but I think our experience shined through. It’s a really good performance overall and we’re thrilled with the points. 

It seems like the defence and goalkeepers have struck up a great relationship since the change of system, how are you finding it?

I think consistency is key. Credit to everyone because we all push each other in training – it’s not about who plays, it’s about the result at the end of the day. We’re a team and that’s the most important thing. 

For defenders and goalkeepers, clean sheets are like goals – it’s important for us to keep those clean sheets because if you don’t concede, you’re definitely going to put at least one point on the board.

Ruesha [Littlejohn] with the St. Patrick’s Day goal, what are your thoughts on that one?

It was a little curler and it felt like it took ages to go in. It was a nice one for her, with a little swivel of the hips and a great finish. Great set by Dan [Carter], too.

Does this result give you confidence heading into next week against Charlton Athletic?

Definitely, I think we’ve got a good run of games before the international break and it’s important for us to just keep building as a team, being positive, and taking the momentum into next week’s game at the Valley and the week after against Sheffield United.



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