Spurs Siri Worm: “If you share a wall with Son and Kane, that’s not bad, is it? “| Soccer

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WTottenham full-back Siri Worm was a child, she couldn’t have considered professionalism or playing on a pitch as big as Tottenham Hotspur stadium because it was so far removed from reality. “When I started playing football, we didn’t even have women’s teams in Holland,” said the 28-year-old. “I didn’t even know there was a national women’s football team. I couldn’t dream like my teammates on the men’s team could.

It wasn’t until her mid teens that she realized that professionalism was a serious option and “my dream began”.

Now she is preparing to play for Arsenal in the magnificent Tottenham stadium for the second time. Saturday’s game will get full match day treatment, with coverage on all Tottenham digital channels and the club’s website and app and there will be a special women’s team edition of the match day show. N17 Live, with accumulation, half-time and post-match reaction and analysis with Spurs left-back Ash Neville and Jill Ellis, head coach of the United States, two-time World Cup winner.

In the first game on the pitch on November 17, 2019, goals from Kim Little and Vivianne Miedema gave Arsenal a 2-0 victory, but “it was an incredible experience,” Worm said. “It’s literally a dream to play in big stadiums, and the Tottenham stadium was awesome. The facilities are fantastic.

Worm’s image was also written on the signage around the ground. “If you share a wall with Son and Kane, that’s not bad, is it?” she said with a smile.





Siri Worm tries to get to know Arsenal’s Daniëlle van de Donk during the match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in November 2019. Photograph: Holly Allison / TPI / Rex / Shutterstock

It meant a lot to his mother, who was initially unconvinced that Worm would participate in the sport played by his older and younger brothers, but quickly became his biggest supporter after a neighbor, also a trainer, told him. how much there was to gain from the team. sports. “When she saw me on the stadium wall, she got a little emotional. She was really, really proud of me.

A positive result for the home team will be a difficult task. Spurs struggled and collected two points in their last six games, having won their first three games under Rehanne Skinner, who Worm said brought “a lot of experience and professionalism.” Arsenal have just come out of a morally stimulating defeat at Manchester United which puts Champions League qualification within their grasp.

“We just got a little bit unlucky with the results,” says Worm. “We created chances and had opportunities to win games, but we just have to be more ruthless and consistent in front of goal. We have worked very well on this now. We have to be patient and the results will come.

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In Arsenal’s attack, there are familiar faces among compatriots Worm Miedema, Daniëlle van de Donk and Jill Roord. “I spoke to Jill yesterday and we’re both very excited to play in the stadium,” Worm said.

“I really like playing against them because they are all good friends with me. All three are quality players, they score very easily and it’s hard to stop them, but I think we did really well last year keeping the game 0-0 for a long time and if you come back to the Conti Cup in November, we played very well against Arsenal and we were a bit unlucky to lose on penalties. If we can bring that back, we can get a good performance of the game. ”

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