In December last year, she became the club’s first player, male or female, to be nominated for the FIFA Puskas Award. There’s one stat she wants rid of, however. Since the midfielder joined City in 2018, the club have finished second in every Women’s Super League season.
‘Coming second every year that I’ve been here is a really annoying stat that I’ve got over me at the moment,’ Weir tells Sportsmail. ‘It’s definitely something I want to change.’
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Scotland international Weir (right) joined City in 2018 and has finished second three times
City have in fact come second for the last four campaigns, five if you include the mini Spring Series which took place in 2017. Chelsea have won three of the last four titles, with Arsenal winning the other, including the curtailed campaign in 2019-2020. City were top before the pandemic halted the season but finished second on points per game. The club’s last title came in 2016.
‘For us, it’s nothing too major because we know we’re close, it is just about sticking to the process,’ Weir says. ‘Every new season we bring in new players and it’s about how quickly they can get up to how we want to play.
‘We were really consistent for the last six months of last season but we had that period of a new manager, a lot of new players and we dropped points in the early parts of the season.
‘It’s not necessarily the big games against Chelsea or Arsenal that will win you the league, it’s the other games, when you’ve got three games in a week and you go away to Brighton and you have to travel. They’re the games that can catch you out. We’re wary of that and that’s what we have to keep in mind, as much as it’s a long season we have to start well and we can’t afford to drop points early on in those types of games.
Weir, who scored against Real Madrid in the Champions League, said the club has to start well
‘I’m surrounded by players that want to win all the time and the expectation is that we’ll compete for things. That’s just what it’s like being at Man City.
‘Missing out on the league by two points last season, we don’t want that to happen again because we know how close we are.’Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Weir was one of 10 City players to represent Team GB at the