Women's Team

Angeldahl ready to kick on

Filippa Angeldahl says she and the City team are ready to kick on and reignite our season.

The Swedish international, who joined the Club at the beginning of September, has already impressed in sky blue, opening her goalscoring account in Wednesday night’s 6-0 triumph over Leicester City.

As well as booking our place in the Women’s FA Cup semi-finals, the victory marked a return for winning ways for Gareth Taylor’s side, following a difficult run of results.

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Looking back on her first goal for the Club, Angeldahl naturally expressed her delight but asserted she was happy to contribute to the win first and foremost – with eyes now firmly on Sunday’s FA Women’s Super League visit of West Ham.

“It felt very good,” she told mancity.com. “I’d had a few chances before but it finally went into the goal!

“I was happy and it was amazing to do it in front of the fans.

“It’s always nice to score – I always want to help the team.

“It was an important victory. Now, we have a good feeling entering the game on Sunday.

“We are positive and there is very good energy in the group. We look forward to the next game.

“There are many games left and many trophies to play for.

“We believe in ourselves and we know we are a good team. We are excited.”

Angeldahl is now a month into life in Manchester.

After initially having to wait for international clearance, she made her debut for the Club in the league visit of Tottenham Hotspur and has featured in every game since.

Reflecting on her first weeks at the City Football Academy, she added she is thriving in the challenging environment, alongside some of the world’s best players, which she feels will take her game to the next level.

“It’s been good,” she continued. “It has been an intensive few weeks but I try to learn and meet the girls, listening to everyone.

“All of the girls have been nice to me. Bunny (Khadija Shaw) and Laura Coombs really helped me a lot in the beginning.

“Some people, it’s hard to understand the accents but it’s okay! They have all made me feel welcome.

“They are all such good players. It’s nice to play with them.

“It’s early in my City carer but I know I will be a better football player here.

“It’s always intensive and challenging in training and in games, and the facilities are really nice.

Gareth Taylor has told me to be the player I am. In the beginning, it’s about learning the system, listening and taking in what is said.

“The girls always say: ‘Do your best’ and I will try.”

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