Tuesday 27 Apr
Updated Tuesday 27 Apr 10:00

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir: Every point is important

Dagny Brynjarsdottir

West Ham United women’s midfielder Dagný Brynjarsdóttir was pleased with the application and effort of her team-mates on Sunday afternoon as they drew 0-0 with Everton. 

The Hammers looked sharp in east London but lacked the necessary clinical edge to grab the opening goal of the game, having spurned a number of good opportunities throughout the Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture. 

The away side struggled to break down a solid West Ham United backline, who successfully earned their fourth clean sheet in as many matches. 

“We will take the point, but I really thought we deserved all three today - we had some really good chances in the game to win the match,” Brynjarsdóttir began.

“This is the fourth game in a row that we’ve earned a clean sheet, so we’ve been on a good roll in that respect. 

“We’ve got a point here today, which we’re happy with, but I felt as though we should have had all three.”

Everton failed to register a real clear-cut chance at Victoria Road, as Willie Kirk’s team were blunted by a solid team effort from the Hammers. 

I think you can see out on the pitch that it’s clicking now; we’ve been working really hard out on the training pitch and going over the small details that will help us pick up results

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir

The Icelandic international feels that all of the players are now familiar with the way that manager Olli Harder wants them to play. 

Brynjarsdóttir explained: “With Olli coming to the club in December, there was a lot of change for the players that were already here, but also for myself coming in.

"There was a change in the way that he wants to play, and it’s taken us some time to get to grips with that. 

“I think you can see out on the pitch that it’s clicking now. We’ve been working really hard out on the training pitch, going over the small details that will help us pick up results.

“I thought we did really well with competing for first and second balls. We’re really playing for each other and our manager, and I think everyone put up a really good fight today and gave absolutely everything.”

After playing three matches in seven days, and only three days between Sunday’s draw and Wednesday’s WSL clash with Arsenal, it will be important for the players to make sure they recover well to have the best possible chance of picking up a result at Meadow Park. 

Brynjarsdóttir concluded: “Now it’s about getting some good recovery in to make sure we’re as fresh as we can be for Wednesday evening.

"We’re obviously a pretty thin group at the moment, so it’s about managing everyone and making sure that everyone is fit, healthy and has energy ready for Arsenal. 

“Every single point is important and they’re up for grabs. We’re going into every game looking to pick up three points because that’s got to be the aim at this stage of the season.

"Arsenal will be a tough match but, having put in good performances against the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United earlier in the season, we know that we can compete out there.” 

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