Man City's Mary Fowler reflects on her World Cup campaign and reveals goals for the season
Manchester City's Mary Fowler has undoubtedly made a name for herself after her stellar World Cup performances. The striker stepped up when Australia needed her most with Sam Kerr struggling with an injury.
Fowler was heavily involved in the Matildas’ attacks, scoring against Canada and smashing home her penalty to send France packing at the quarter-final stage.
“It is the first tournament when I have got heaps of minutes,” Fowler said. “So it’s definitely a step up for me.
“You can’t take things for granted or expect those things in the future, you have to take it camp by camp and keep working hard, you get a new group and things change, or you’re not performing for some reason and then you’re on the bench again.
“It’s one tournament, but it’s done, you focus on the next thing. You have to put the work in and earn the right to be in that starting position.”
Fowler returned to City earlier this month with a fresh set of goals. She added: “Last season was my first season here. I am a young player I have so much to learn and improve on, just being at training there is a lot for me to take out of it.
“But for me, [I want] to try and work my way into getting more game time and contribute a bit more for the team in that sense. But things will happen when they are supposed to and you just focus on what you can do as a player and control what you can control.
“I am someone that looks at things in a bigger sense, there are little things I like to work on in training, then you get to see those improvements, I don’t think I have to get in this or get that because there are so many things you can’t control, [the goals] would be more working on technical stuff that I know I can control on the training field.”