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Boyds, Md. (3/22/19) – Washington Spirit coach Richie Burke commented on the atmosphere surrounding the club as the squad prepares for their match against Division 1 Feminine side Girondins de Bordeaux on Saturday at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
Burke is ready to take the next step, and so are his players
New Spirit boss Burke was honest in his assessment of the Spirit’s next opponent, French side Bordeaux, saying: “It’s obviously gonna be a much bigger challenge for us. They’re a professional team from a very good league,” Burke said, “we’ve prepared to take a step forward with every match that we’ve got, so training’s been geared up towards that.”
Burke noted that, while the players were happy with their big 5-0 win over James Madison last week, “a lot of the top pros were disappointed that it could’ve been more. Given the chances that we created, wasn’t as good as it could be.” Burke stated the players expected more out of themselves, saying, “They wanna win. They’re here to win.”
Burke also commented that the team is ready to take the next step towards being prepared for the regular season, mentioning that the atmosphere surrounding the club has stayed positive. The Spirit will aim to bring their play up a notch with their toughest match yet on Saturday at the SoccerPlex.