Manchester City boss Gareth Taylor has urged his players to get round this weekend’s recreation against Tottenham within the “proper means” forward of the international break.
A 2-1 win over Barcelona within the second leg of their draw within the last eight of the Women’s Champions League was not sufficient to see City progress to the final 4.
However they nonetheless maintain the ambitions of a second WSL title of their history and head into the weekend’s matches two points in opposition to Chelsea.
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Taylor needs to stay on top of the leaders coat by seeing Tottenham off earlier than dropping his players to their national teams.
“We’re not trying too far forward, we’re just focusing on this recreation at Tottenham and ensuring we obtain our goal,” said Taylor.
“We have discovered ourselves in a great place and have labored extremely hard to get right here and there may be extra work to do, we all know that.
“We combat and stay in useless that we’re, we have to method this recreation in the suitable means and we’ll – hopefully we obtain the target of getting there, winning the sport and then see within the international break earlier than we restart once more. ”
Chelsea are presently sitting on the summit and heading into their home recreation for Birmingham enlivened by a spectacular victory within the Champions League quarter-final over Wolfsburg.
A 5-1 combination victory reveals how robust Emma Hayes is and Birmingham boss Carla Ward is aware of her side is dealing with a troublesome test.
“Chelsea are one of many best teams in Europe,” he said.
“On Wednesday, it was most likely one of many best performances I’ve ever seen a ladies’s team. Emma Hayes has been great to me this season as well.
“These are the video games you’re looking forward to. Any player who needs to compete on the highest level ought to wish to play these teams.
“Emma Hayes might be the best feminine coach within the world so I am excited to come up against her.”
Beneath the top two is a scrap for the final place of the Champions League with Manchester United and Arsenal within the race.
United are presently third with a three point benefit however have played a much bigger recreation than Arsenal – who visit Bristol City whereas Casey Stoney’s side journey to Brighton.
On the different end of the table, West Ham and Aston Villa will likely be in search of optimistic outcomes as each bottoms face journeys of their own.
The Hammers are on the backside of the WSL and head to Studying, whereas Villa face Everton.