By Sam Stone

3rd Dec, 2022 | 10:40pm

Paul Konchesky: West Ham Women have competed in every game this season

Paul Konchesky believes West Ham United have competed in every single game as his side gets set to take on Liverpool in their latest Women’s Super League fixture.

His side currently sit in sixth position in the WSL after a promising start to the 2022/23 campaign.

The West Ham boss feels the positive result are because his team buying into the way he wants to play, after an extended break after the European Championships.

“I think the biggest point is that we’ve competed in every game. Every game we’ve played this year, we’ve been competitive. And we’ve put our stamp on games that we deserve to be in,” he told (West Ham’s official website, 3 December).

“With the Euros, we didn’t really get our team or squad back all together until a week before the season starts. So, it’s obviously been tough. And we’re probably still learning altogether now.

“But I think their attitude to want to learn and want to be on the grass and try and put things into practice has been fantastic. I think the buy-in from them is shown by the results that we are getting.”

Positive

Considering the immense quality in the Women’s Super League, it’s a really promising start for Konchesky and his side, with a number of impressive results so far this season. Konchesky’s side displayed good spirit to bounce back from the damaging 5-4 defeat to Brighton with a gritty 1-0 win over bottom-placed Leicester.

Despite the Foxes being rooted to the bottom of the table, they’re still a capable WSL side and it was important for the Irons to get the three points. The Hammers are coming off a Continental Cup win against Birmingham City and will be looking to close the gap on the top three when they take on Liverpool in their next league fixture.

The Reds currently sit tenth in the league standings after a less-than-impressive start to the season. A win over the Reds could take Konchesky’s side to within touching distance of Manchester City, who currently sit in fourth place.