17 Sep Arsenal information: ‘They did the work, I took the glory!’ – Match-winner Danielle van de Donk delighted with Man Utd victory
The Dutch midfielder got here to the Gunners’ rescue on Monday evening, scoring a late winner off the bench to proceed the reigning champions’ nice begin
Arsenal midfielder Danielle van de Donk was delighted together with her match-winning contribution on Monday evening, as her late purpose from the bench secured a dramatic 1-Zero Girls’s Tremendous League win over Manchester United.
The Gunners had struggled to create probabilities to breakdown a well-organised defence, with gamers and supervisor, Joe Montemurro, alike admitting after the sport that tiredness performed a component after their midweek journey to Fiorentina within the UEFA Girls’s Champions League.
However Van de Donk, beginning on the bench as Jordan Nobbs made her first begin for 302 days after an ACL harm, made the influence Montemurro had hoped for when he despatched her on with 20 minutes to go, scoring the successful purpose within the ultimate minute of the 90.
“You recognize what? They did all of the work and I took the glory so it will possibly’t be any higher,” she stated after the sport.
“To be truthful I felt prefer it was coming. We had loads of probabilities and I feel it got here after three pictures on purpose, Viv [Miedema] hit the publish and I used to be like: ‘Come on guys, please put it within the purpose!’
“Fortunately, it fell at my ft and it went in. It was a bit bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, in, so it was a bit fortunate as effectively.
“It’s good to have an effect once you come on,” Van de Donk continued.
“I felt like I gave the team extra vitality.
“I watched [United] play in opposition to [Manchester] Metropolis [last week]. I believed they performed wonderful then, within the first half, after which they received a bit drained so there have been just a few gaps. We analysed it and I feel we did effectively at this time.
“One in every of our baselines is action-reaction and I feel that was not that nice and I feel that was a little bit of tiredness within the team, however we received so it doesn’t actually matter.”
Van de Donk’s place on the bench was a shock to many, together with her a type of who didn’t play 90 minutes in midweek, introduced off after 74 minutes in Thursday’s 4-Zero win in Florence.
However the 28-year-old was pleased to be given a break, saying: “You all the time have to be on your A sport however typically you want relaxation.
“You profit from it, however typically it’s arduous mentally.
“I felt effective coming off the bench, however I don’t understand how I’d have felt enjoying 90 minutes.
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“I may see the women had been getting a bit drained and sloppy typically.”
Arsenal will face the identical brief turnaround from Champions League to WSL subsequent week, going through Brighton after their residence leg in opposition to Fiorentina.
However the present champions of England shall be pleased to have six days between Monday’s end result and their subsequent fixture, which sees them journey to FA Girls’s Championship facet London Metropolis Lionesses within the League Cup on Sunday.