Man City boss Gareth Taylor on hopes of winning WSL title for first time since 2016: «Our intention is to win the league. It's as clear as that»; Follow the WSL season across Sky Sports from October 1
Digital Football Journalist @Ronnabe
Thursday 21 September 2023 09:05, UK
Anyone looking to wrestle a fifth straight WSL trophy away from Chelsea and Emma Hayes will have a major job on their hands this season. The Blues are a lean, mean winning machine who have only missed out on the title once in the last six years.
Gareth Taylor's Man City were a world away from threatening that dominance last season, finishing 11 points off the pace at the end of a year of squad overhaul — far more than the manager had ever envisaged.
It was their lowest finish in the top flight for almost a decade, and on paper there are far stronger challengers to Chelsea's crown. But stability goes a long way in football.
After a much-needed summer of serenity in the North West, there is a feeling around the club that they are ready to lift the trophy themselves for the first time since 2016.
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«We know we need to win silverware. This club deserves it,» City and England winger Chloe Kelly recently told Sky Sports News. Her manager is just as forthright.
«Our intention is to win the league. It's as clear as that,» he tells Sky Sports without a second thought. «We have it in our thought process, that's the aim. We know how difficult it is, having such a tight season with 12 teams and 22 games.
»But we've seen a lot of teams challenging now, taking points off one another. We know it'll be a bumpy ride at times, but of course our aim is to win.
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