Megan Finnigan is optimistic that Everton will recover from their heavy defeat to Manchester United by securing a victory against Tottenham on Sunday.
Everton had a tough time, losing 5-0 to Manchester United at their home ground, which halted their momentum after a remarkable win against Liverpool at Anfield a week before. As a result, they currently have only three points from four Women’s Super League matches this season, and Megan Finnigan is committed to increasing that tally quickly.
In an interview with skysports-report the Everton captain shared his thoughts on their recent match against United. He mentioned that it was tough because many of their players went on international duty right after. He emphasized that individual mistakes led to their loss and that they can’t dwell on it. Everton is now focused on their upcoming game against Spurs, a team they believe they can take advantage of, despite Spurs’ recent good form.
“If we can replicate the excellent performance we had in the derby, which was our strongest showing to date, I believe we can secure a significant three-point victory.”
Finnigan, who is 25 years old, became the team captain in the summer, taking over from Brian Sorensen when Gabby George moved to Manchester United. He had experience as a captain for England’s youth teams and is excited to continue this role as an academy graduate.
She expressed, “I was incredibly proud of the moment. With this new responsibility, I’ve aimed to stay true to myself without making drastic changes.
“It’s all part of a learning journey. I understand that I won’t always get everything right, but I strive to set a positive example and support the team.”
The decision to entrust her with more responsibility was a display of confidence by Danish coach Sorensen. Finnigan believes that Sorensen is guiding Everton in the right direction.
Finnigan explained, “I have great confidence in Sorensen’s leadership. We have a clear playing style that we stick to regardless of the outcomes.
“Although it took us some time to adapt last season, we eventually became very comfortable with the style, resulting in some excellent performances.
“We have a few new team members who are adjusting to our approach, and I believe things will truly come together as they settle in.”
Finnigan, who played for England in her youth, hasn’t earned a senior cap with the Lionesses yet. But she remains determined to join Sarina Wiegman’s squad, finding inspiration in her fellow WSL players. She expressed, “I still believe it’s possible. My journey may be unique, but hope never fades.”
I admire players like Laura Coombs, who earned a national team call-up in her late 20s because of her outstanding performance.
“But right now, my main goal is to give my best for Everton. That’s where I’m putting all my energy. If I perform well for my club, the national team might come next. Who knows?”