Manchester Thunder had a great season and showed great quality. They deservedly achieved a victory in the Grand Final and thus won the Vitality Netball Superleague title. Karen Greig, their coach, could not hide her happiness
“I don’t think you can get any closer than that,” she said, as quoted by ealingtimes.
“A lot of our girls will probably turn around and say this is the best squad we’ve ever had. “The unitedness of the team has been phenomenal, the girls have got each other’s backs. They get on, on and off the court, which for me is a culture thing and you see transfer from off to on: you couldn’t ask for more”.
Greig: “I don’t think you feel the pressure"
Although they were under pressure often, Thunder players showed that they knew how to deal with it. “I don’t think you feel the pressure because you’re undefeated, you feel the pressure because you’re going into a final,” admitted Greig.
“We’ve treated every single game exactly the same this season, we’ve wanted to win every game, we’ve approached it in the same way and today was no different. “Just because it was a final, we didn’t do anything different.
If you throw something different at the team it can throw them off. “Undefeated is absolutely amazing and we’re super proud of it, but to get over the line today is phenomenal”. The players were great, and they showed continuity, and most importantly: quality.
“To see those girls plug away every single week in training, we’ve thrown so much at them every week in training,” said Greig. “They’ve really embraced what we’ve asked of them so I couldn’t be prouder of everybody, and that’s not just the players.
“Everybody that’s been involved in this franchise this year has made sure that we were getting it right on and off the court”.