‘People can’t write us off just yet’ – Raso believes that Manchester City can bounce back | OneFootball
‘People can’t write us off just yet’ – Raso believes that Manchester City can bounce back
Manchester City winger Hayley Raso says that the season is far from over for the club and they can bounce back from their tough start to the campaign.
The Cityzens have collected just 10 points from an available 24 so far this season and go into December in the bottom half of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League table. Their form has been impacted by an ongoing injury crisis at the club.
Speaking to the media whilst on international duty with Australia, Raso said that it would be foolish to write Manchester City off just yet.
“It is about us sticking together and staying strong,” said Raso when talking about dealing with recent pressure. “There is always going to be background noise, people talking and outsiders saying things but as long as we are sticking together off the field and on the pitch (we can get through it).
“I think that people can’t really write us off just yet. Yes, we have had some tough results and we have come off the back of a few losses but there’s still so much of the season to go. I think we are gelling now and we are starting to get a number of the injured players back so hopefully, it is all upward from here.”
Raso has been one of those players who have spent part of the season on the sidelines with the winger sustaining a shoulder injury. She admitted that it has been a difficult start at The Academy Stadium after joining her new club in the summer.
She said “It has been tough. We have had a few harsh results as well, I’ve obviously missed a few games because of my shoulder injury. Going into a new team and being injured is always hard but the girls have rallied around me and it was good to finish before the international break with a good win.
“Hopefully, that gets the ball rolling for us now.”
Raso could feature for Australia in their international friendly fixtures against the United States during the current international window. The pair meet in Sydney on Saturday before facing-off again in Newcastle on Tuesday.