The Manchester City women are roaring for the new season!
A new season where Jill Scott believes Gareth Taylor is the right man to take City to new heights.
Appointed in May as successor to Nick Cushing, Taylor has already started his first training sessions this month, as City have returned to training for the 2020/21 campaign, ready to embrace the new era.
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“The standard is really high,” she explained. “He’s a winner – that’s what we need. To get to that next step and add more trophies, you have to raise the standard.
“He’s quite strict to be fair – he tells me off quite a lot. I thought he’d be more chilled!
“Gareth was always around the building with the Under-16s, Under-18s and Academy.
“We already knew him and he’s a great guy to be around.”
“They’re just trying to tell me I’m getting a bit old now!” she laughed – ever the joker.
“There’s not been too much change. I’m still focused on playing and I feel like I give a lot on the pitch.
“I haven’t been telling the players off just yet!
“It’s great to know there’s a career there after playing.
“Six years at the Club have gone so fast. When I came to this Club, we had a plan.
“We spoke about what we wanted to achieve on and off the pitch. We had ambitions of winning the league, we wanted to change the perception of women’s football and make it professional…
“But we lost four games in a row at the start and I was thinking: ‘How are we ever going to achieve what we want to achieve?’ but we did. We won the treble in 2017.
“The Club have been fantastic. You have to keep pushing. It’s good to reflect to see how far we’ve come and appreciate that but as human beings, naturally you want more.
“Hopefully, other teams in the league will join us. We need it to be a more competitive league.
“It is getting better every year but we need it to be more so that has a knock-on effect internationally as well.”
“We had four months away but now, no more shuttle runs at the local park!
“It’s great to be part of such a fantastic Club.
“We want to win everything. We play every game to win it and we’ll take every game at a time but we want to win everything.
“It would be foolish not to set those goals with the squad we have,
“You have to keep raising the bar.
“I’m excited for next season – I really am. Let’s look forward to it.”
The City squad has been re-energized and with them competing in Champions League this season, excitement is at an all time high.
Here’s to a successful season!