Manchester City midfielder Laura Coombs has declared the WSL the “best” league in the world ahead of Sunday’s derby against Manchester United.
The Red Devils have risen from nowhere to become title contenders and, asked about the strength in depth when it comes to English clubs, Coombs says football in this country has never been more competitive:
“I think every player prefers the league more competitive. I think it now puts our league as probably the best in the world, because it’s the most competitive. So the more teams that can rise up, the better in my opinion.”
Another bumper crowd is expected for the Manchester derby this weekend. 44,259 supporters were in attendance when City last faced United back in mid-December.
Coombs scored a vital equaliser on that day just before the hour mark, after Leah Galton had put United 1-0 up in the first half at the Etihad.
Unfortunately, Gareth Taylor’s side have slipped out of title contention in recent weeks so the Citizens’ main aim on Sunday evening will be to secure three points in the hope of catching Arsenal for the final Champions League spot.
Of course, if they can grab the win, it would have the welcome side effect of seriously damaging their rival’s title hopes as well.