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Keira Walsh: “We can’t focus too much on the occasion (Manchester Derby)...

City player speaks prior to huge derby match.

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Manchester City player and star Keira Walsh says Manchester City must focus on the task at hand instead of the significance of the occasion in this weekend’s Manchester derby.

She spoke about that and many topics, let’s dig in-

“I try not to be too emotional about it,” explained the midfielder.

“Gareth [Taylor] is such a logical manager and all of the players are following that. We haven’t spoken about the game too much – more what we’re doing, our principles and how we play.

“We can’t focus too much on the occasion – we’re all truly focused on the game.

“It’s a big one! United have started the season well. We’d be lying if we said we hadn’t kept an eye on the league table.

“We’re all excited. We’ve kick-started our season the way we’ve wanted. It took us time to settle down and we’ve definitely found our rhythm with good performances.”

“In a derby, both teams are always going to want to bring a little bit extra,” she added.

“With the run they’ve been on, they’re going to want to keep that going but we want to stop that and put three points on the board ourselves. It’s going to be a great game – they’re in good form and we are too.

“They’ve got good players – a lot of young players who I’ve played with at England who are coming through the Lionesses – and they’ve brought in some good signings.

“Our fans are brilliant – home or away – and the occasion of a derby is not going to be the same without fans,” she said.

A big match with big expectations ans star players. Can’t wait!