Marthe Munsterman hopes her impact from the bench to help Everton Ladies come from behind against Liverpool earns her a start against Bristol City on Sunday.
The Blue Girls were trailing to Laura Coombs’ opener early in the second half when Munsterman and fellow midfielder Jodie Brett were introduced on 55 minutes – and 10 minutes later Brett had levelled matters with her first league goal for the Toffees.
Munsterman herself added steel and guile to the Everton engine room with an eye-catching cameo and hopes she has done enough to push for more minutes against the Vixens at the Marine Travel Arena.
“When I came on, it was 1-0 so there was only one thing for Jodie and I to do and that was to try and change the game,” she told evertonfc.com. “I feel like we did well and were sharp, chasing and trying to win the ball back and I think we helped the girls and gave them some energy.
“I needed that moment to show what I can do. I am happy it’s happened – it has been a tough season for me. I know I can do well and Siri [Worm] knows because she has played with me for so long. I know I can do it.
“We have four games left now, starting with Bristol on Sunday and I hope I get minutes again and I can show what I can do. I want to help the team get three points because I feel we need them to help push us up the table.”
The midfielder was a summer capture from FC Twente alongside compatriot Siri Worm prior to the Blue Girls kicking off their return to WSL 1. Worm has been rewarded for her fine form with Everton with a return to the Holland national side this season and scored her first international goal in the Algarve Cup tie with Japan back in February.
Munsterman has been pleased to see Worm flourish in English football and believes she fully deserves her recall with the Netherlands.
“That makes me very proud,” she added. “Siri had an injury for a long time at Twente and while she was making steps forward, she was not pleased because it was too slow for her.
“Coming to Everton was the best decision for her and her development. From when she first came here to now, you can see how she has been improving every day.
“I am so happy for her that she is playing, doing well and is now back in the Dutch team. She made the move to Everton to help her do that and it is good to see her back in the squad.”
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