Toni Duggan revealed that she has no regrets about returning to Everton Women and is hoping for things to improve while she still hopes to play for England again. The former Manchester City striker returned to the Women’s Super League to help the club push for a top-three finish. Things have not gone according to plan with Everton ninth in the table while two managers Willie Kirk and Jean-Luc Vasseur have been sacked this season.
“I wouldn’t say I have any regrets. I wanted to come back and I wanted to help the club. The fact we’re in a worse position makes me more motivated. I want this club to do well. I’ve been at the club when we were in the Champions League and that’s where I believe this team can get to,” Everton Women striker Toni Duggan said. “This is home, I want to be here and I want to help the club. However long they want me, I’ll be here. It’s disappointing to be out of the cup, but we’ll review it and hopefully put matters right for Wednesday. It’s been a tough ride [this season] but Chris has come in and done amazing. There’s been a change of dynamic, which we needed. It’s about getting through these next fixtures and building.”
“It was a difficult start [to the season] and our confidence was really low. We faced Chelsea and City [in the first two games, losing to both 4-0] and they’ve been building those teams for years,” she added. “Ours was nine new players put together in pre-season, and we knew it wasn’t going to happen overnight. Then we lost Willie, then Jean-Luc came, and unfortunately, things didn’t work out with him either. I’ve never ruled myself out of it, but I’m also realistic – if we’re not performing, then I don’t expect to be in the squad.”