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February 25, 2020 by Tom Bonnett

Mikki: “I’m really pleased with our mental toughness.”

Mikki Austin said she was ‘really pleased’ that Storm were able to comeback against Celtic Dragons and win at the Season Opener.

Storm trailed for the majority of the match, before a late comeback from her team stole the victory away from our Welsh opponents.

However, she also expressed that the performance ‘was not good enough’ over the course of the 60 minutes, and calls for a more consistent performance moving forward.

Mikki said: “I think we started off really slow and a little bit lacking in confidence and it showed – it’s something we have to address.

“But I’m really pleased with our mental toughness and self-belief in the last five minutes and I think we learned a lot about each other and our strength of character by being able to pull out a win.

“Ultimately a win is a win – outside of today people won’t remember how the game went, they will just remember the result.

“But the reality is in this league we won’t be able to dig ourselves out of a hole every week, and we’re kidding ourselves if we think that performance was good enough – because it wasn’t.

“At half-time I just said to the girls all of the things we aren’t happy about at the moment are in our control.

“I think if this was our team a year ago we wouldn’t have come back from that and we would have capitulated, so I’m really impressed with what we did in that last five minutes.

“We showed a really small snippet of our potential, but going forward we’ve got to make sure we’re better than that for the full 60 minutes.”

Storm are back in action on Monday night as we host London Pulse at SSP in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

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