Stanbury: We are good enough

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It has not been United’s best season, but Emma Stanbury still believes that her side is better than their recent results.

The midfielder said that she has never been in a squad that is as close-knit as United, and that the side’s results have been tough to take.

“All the girls just get along so well. I think other clubs say it, but I truly believe that we have all got each other’s backs and we all get along with each other and we want the best for each other.”

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“There is so much belief in this team, and we know we’re good so with the results, it’s been a bit shattering.”

For Stanbury, a great source of inspiration comes in the form of United’s head coach, Heather Garriock.

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She has played under Garriock previously, so Stanbury knows as well as anyone how much effort is put in by the former player.

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“Heather really does put her heart and soul into everything that she does. As a coach, some people might not like it, but I like the way that she pushes us to our limits,” she said.

“She is super smart and it’s unfortunate that this season, she gives us tactics that we have to go out and do and when we do our play reviews, we see that we aren’t doing it.

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“I feel bad letting Heather down because I know the potential she has as a coach and the potential she brings out in me as well.

“She brings a lot of confidence and constructive criticism. When she gets me firing, I’d run through a brick wall for her.”

Feature Image Credit: Canberra United FC

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Current Sports Media student at University of Canberra. Average footballer