Fisk: We’re excited to get back to action against Spurs
Tottenham Hotspur has been involved in a lot of firsts for Grace Fisk.
The defender made her debut for West Ham United against Spurs after joining the Club in January of last year, while the north London side was also the first match of the 2020/21 season back in September
Tottenham’s visit to Dagenham & Redbridge Stadium will now be the first match of 2021 for West Ham, and Fisk is hopeful of earning three points against Sunday’s opposition at the third attempt.
“It feels like Tottenham has been a lot of firsts in my time here,’ Fisk told whufc.com. “Spurs were my very first game, they were the first match of the season and now they are our first game of 2021 too.
“There’s a lot of importance around the game for both teams. Both sides have got new managers, and both are teams will feel like they should be higher up the table than what they are. It will be a good game and we’re excited to get back playing. We’re looking forward to being back in action.”
Both sides have got new managers, and both are teams will feel like they should be higher up the table than what they are. It will be a good game and we’re excited to get back playing.
A postponement to last weekend’s contest, away to Manchester City, means the Hammers have enjoyed an extended period working with new manager Olli Harder ahead of his first game in charge.
Fisk has enjoyed working with the newly appointed manager and is looking forward to putting Harder’s philosophy into action on Sunday.
She continued: “We’ve had an extra week to work on Olli’s stuff. It’s been good training with him. He’s coming in with his ideas and his philosophies, and the training has been really intense.
“We’ve had to take on a lot of new information, but it’s been really good. I think the more we practice what he’s asking of us, the better we’ll be at it, and it will put us in good shape for the rest of the season.”
Fisk has been with the Hammers for just over a year now, having signed her first professional contract last January, and the centre-back has enjoyed highs and lows during her 12 months in Claret and Blue.
Solid performances have led to the 23-year-old being included in a number of England Lionesses squads and training camps, while the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic led to a prolonged break for professional athletes across the globe.
“It’s been a weird first year,” Fisk admitted. “It’s been up and down. The first three months were me getting into the English game, and then of course it was shut down because of COVID-19, it’s been a bit weird. Life can throw anything at you I suppose.
“I think, as footballers, we are lucky we can keep doing our job and we are doing a job that we love. It’s been an up and down year, but I feel very fortunate to keep doing what I’m doing and being here at West Ham.”