Millwall 2-1 Watford: Charlotte Kerr looks towards a strong finish

Millwall 2-1 Watford: Charlotte Kerr looks towards a strong finish

Kerr praises Watford's continued improvement

Sophie Lawson

Following their narrow loss 2-1 to Millwall, VAVEL spoke to attacker Charlotte Kerr about the game and Watford’s mixed season.

After being beaten at home by the same opponents last month by the same scoreline Kerr was adamant that revenge never cross the Golden Girls’ minds and they wanted to come to the Den and put in a strong performance and get a result that they know they’re well capable of, “We came here with an open minded, we know that we played really well at home against Millwall and we were ultimately unlucky to lose that day. The same today, we played really well, I think we were ten times better but we needed that second goal and we just couldn’t get it.”

With Watford straight out of the blocks for each half Millwall had to be on their toes to deal with the visitors, Kerr particularly dangerous out wide and cutting in, the diligent attacker always giving the hosts something to think about. Although the result didn’t go the way of the travelling Hornets, Kerr was pleased with the desire shown by her side, "You could see how much we both wanted it, especially the second-half, and it was just a great game to be involved in for both teams.

Positives to be taken

With more than a handful of chances, especially following the introduction of Otesha Charles at half-time Watford continued to struggle in putting their chances away, when asked what was going wrong for the Golden Girls in front of goal, Kerr was certain that it wasn’t a case of doing anything wrong but of being too hesitant in front of goal, “I don’t think there was anything particularly going wrong it just came down to us not getting our shots off when we should have. But there are still so many positives we can take, if you look at us now against the start of the season, our attacking has improved so much and if look at us today we spent most of the second-half in their half. We’ve just got to make sure we take our chances and get our shots away when we can.

After a mixed year with plenty of comings and goings, notably manager Katie Rowson’s departure last month, off the pitch and a muddle of results and performances on the pitch Kerr admits that Watford’s struggles have sometimes been reflected in the mood in the changing room. A team spirit vital to the team, they’ve consistently come together as a unit to put their best foot forward and give all they can on the pitch, “Honestly confidence has been up and down throughout the season, losing a game after you’ve been the better team on the pitch is always a blow but we’ve always stuck together."

She added, "No matter what’s happened on or off the pitch, we’ve always been there together as a team, supporting each other and we’ve taken heart from our improvement. Now we just want to finish the season as strongly as we can and look forward to building for a strong season next year.”