Chelsea Ladies goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl says that her side must net lots of goals in their final four matches if they are to win the FA Women’s Super League 1 title this season.
The veteran stopper enjoyed a relatively quiet afternoon at Wembley on Saturday as Chelsea swept away the threat of Arsenal Women to lift the SSE Women’s FA Cup for the first time.
Attention now returns to the league where The Blues were recently leapfrogged by title rivals Manchester City Women and Lindahl believes that her side must be clinical in front of goal in the next fortnight to finish top of the table.
Speaking to the Chelsea Presser after the final whistle at Wembley, Lindahl said “We have to do our work and we have to win our remaining games.
“City have made it a little bit more exciting by scoring lots of goals and we have to score lots of goals too because we want another title.
“City still have to play Arsenal and since they lost today, they will probably really want to end the league in a great fashion, so hopefully we get some help there.
“All we can do is focus on ourselves and do our work and hopefully score quite a lot of goals in the process.”
Swiss forward Ramona Bachmann has struggled for goals at times this season but teammate Lindahl was pleased to see her on the scoresheet at Wembley with a stunning double.
The keeper said “I am very happy for her personally, I know she has had a little bit of scrutiny about those goals and why not get them today, a good occasion, I’m happy for her.
“I think all of our front players showed what class they have when they link up and created some nice chances, but it was good for her that she could get an early goal for us because it gave us some peace of mind.
Looking back on both the occasion and performance at Wembley, Lindahl added “We were very calm throughout the whole game and we showed our strength.
“I think we used the size of the pitch very well and I think it was a well-deserved win.
“I don’t think they played their best game against us to be honest. They are a good team and they will always make a game of it.
“When they pulled one back, some nerves came into it but then we made another one and we were calm again.”
Chelsea are back in action on Wednesday evening when Birmingham City Ladies are the visitors to Kingsmeadow.
Interview by Jonty Colman