Everton Women expert: Toffees must attack games more under Brian Sorenson
We’re delighted to welcome Peter MacFarlane, a member of the Everton Women Official Supporters Club, as our exclusive Everton Women expert.
Everton Women’s expert Peter MacFarlane would like the Toffees to show more attacking intent with Brian Sorenson’s side becoming reliant on set-pieces.
The Toffees are coming off the back of a narrow defeat the Manchester City and currently sit eighth in the Women’s Super League standings.
MacFarlane hopes more attacking play will come as the players adapt to Brian Sorenson’s methods.
“If there was one criticism so far this season it would have to be that we need to start expressing ourselves more in the final third,” MacFarlane exclusively told Goodison News.
“Too often this season we’ve been going backwards or sideways, seemingly determined to keep possession at all costs rather than going at teams, almost as of we are too reluctant to take a chance to show some individuality.
“I’m hoping that this will come naturally as the players get used to the new playing style that Brian Sorensen is implementing as it’s plain to see that we do have an array of attacking talent, we just need to have more belief, and take chances every now and again.
“The majority of our goals have come from set pieces this season, but we really need to start being more proactive and attacking teams, attack the box, get crosses in earlier, and try to mix it up if we are going to really make a mark on the WSL this season.”
Despite the attacking floors, Everton have been solid defensively and MacFarlane has previously praised Emily Ramsey for her “incredible” performances in goal.
Sorensen’s team face a tough test against WSL high-flyers Arsenal in their next fixture as the Toffees look to get back to winning ways after their defeat to Manchester City.