Women's Team

Hemp: This is just the start for us

Lauren Hemp hopes Manchester City’s 4-0 triumph over Leicester can be the catalyst for our Barclays Women’s Super League campaign.

The winger was on target as we claimed our first points of the new season in style at the Academy Stadium.

After showing signs of promise in recent defeats against Aston Villa and Chelsea, Hemp believes Gareth Taylor’s side are now beginning to demonstrate what we are capable of.

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“I think it was clear to see we all enjoyed today,” she reflected after our victory against the Foxes.

“You’re starting to see the City we want to show, it was important to kick off with a win, we haven’t had the results we wanted recently.

“We’ll work our way up the table now, this is just the start and hopefully we can kick on from here.

“This is just the start for us. If we work hard, we can get the three points like we showed we were clinical and good at the back as well.

“Hopefully we can kick on.”

The winger was also delighted to see Yui Hasegawa mark her City debut with a goal.

Starting in the heart of midfield, the Japanese international capped an impressive display with the game’s final goal, finding the bottom corner through a crowd of bodies late on.

For Hemp, Hasegawa has already made a huge impact on her new team-mates both on and off the field.

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She said: “She’s a great player but also a great human being a swell. It’s so nice for her to be back into training.

“You can just feel the buzz from everyone who is so excited to see her play.

“She’s been great, she fits in so well and a great person to be around. It’s so nice to see her up on the scoresheet.

“The crowd love her, and we all love her as well.”

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