It’s tough – but Brighton maintain their long-term top four WSL target

But he acknowledges that the stated goal of finishing in the top four will be difficult to achieve.

The Seagulls finished sixth last season after getting off to a very strong start.

But her roster is going through a summer of change.

Aileen Whelan (Leicester), Emma Koivisto (Liverpool) and Ellie Brazil (Tottenham) have all joined rival clubs.

Those moves had all happened as Bloom spoke to The Argus about the women’s team’s progress.

Maya Le Tissier stunned fans Tuesday night by announcing her departure.

She signed a two-year contract last year.

Bloom spoke before this news was released – and it’s not clear if he knew it was coming.

Albion aims to be in the top ten for men and the top four for women.

That was in August 2019.

Bloom told The Argus: “We gave this long-term ambition three years ago.

“It’s difficult. The top 3, especially the top 4 clubs in WSL are very strong and have big club names behind them.

“It’s not just about the money, although money matters.

“For some of the women, being offered to sign for these clubs is a huge motivation.

“We don’t change. It’s a long-term goal for us. We don’t change it.

“We know it’s going to be tough, but it’s always good to aim very high.

“To be realistic it’s not going to happen in the short to medium term, but that’s certainly our goal and we’ll continue to have that tough ambition.”

Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal remain the big three in domestic women’s football.

Manchester United has come a long way in recent years.

Now Newcastle United say they are targeting the Champions League as they plan meteoric rise from the lower leagues.

Bloom said: “To be honest I don’t know too much about Newcastle’s ambitions but it wouldn’t surprise me.

“It’s difficult. The Women’s Super League is shaping up to be the best women’s league in the world, certainly in terms of depth.

“I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily that far.

“It’s going to be very professional.

“Again, like the men’s team, we can just focus on ourselves, get as good as we can, try to improve the squad where we can and then prepare as best we can for each game and see where we can finish. ”—brighton-retain-long-term-top-four-wsl-goal/?ref=rss It’s tough – but Brighton maintain their long-term top four WSL target

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