Celtic will keep working to make amends for their opening day defeat says striker Kathleen McGovern, who insists last weekend’s runaway victory over Hearts was the first step in proving doubters wrong.
The teenager believes the Celts were left with a point to prove but that the hard work isn’t over yet with three points against Spartans tomorrow firmly in their sights.
“After the disappointment of City we were looking to prove that point,” she began.
“People maybe have us as underdogs for the season now because of that City result and how we played in that, but to see how many scorers we had against Hearts really proved a point about the club as well.
“As a team we’ve taken hundreds of steps since the first game and we’ve worked hard, so hopefully we can prove another point on Sunday."
In Celtic’s 10-0 rout over Hearts McGovern opened her account for the season with an impressive double after taking to the pitch from the bench with a clear instruction.
She said: “I just had to come on and make an impact - everyone is fighting for a place because it's such a great bunch that we’ve got. I was told to come on and make an impact so that’s what I did.
“You also have that something to prove and you want to try and nail down your spot for the next week so I’m just keeping my head down and working hard,” she explained.
Coincidentally, McGovern also scored from the bench in Celtic’s 4-1 SWPL Cup win over Spartans before lockdown, and despite Celtic having put 19 past the visitors in the last five meetings, hard work still awaits Celtic and the forward herself tomorrow.
“You never underestimate a team going into a game. Spartans’ results over the last two games means we know they’ll make it tough for us and sit in, so we’ll just have to break them down on Sunday.
“I just need to be confident in every game whether I start or not and it never matters what game it is,” she told.
Celtic play Spartans in the SWPL1 on Sunday November 8 in a 2pm kick-off. Watch all the action online at https://celticfcwomen.celticfc.net/news/first-team/bbc.co.uk/sport/scotland
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Source: Colette Carr