Chelsea coach Emma Hayes says her relentless drive for achievement comes from her worry of dropping after she watched her aspect clinch their fourth FA Cup on Sunday, the eleventh main trophy below her administration.
Hayes, appointed Chelsea supervisor in August 2012, has overseen a glittering interval within the workforce’s historical past, finishing one other home double with a 3-2 extra-time win over Manchester Metropolis at Wembley.
They received their third successive Tremendous League title final weekend and now have one other FA Cup of their burgeoning trophy cupboard.
Whereas pundits have speculated that Hayes might transfer on within the close to future, the Briton insisted she is joyful at Chelsea and simply desires to maintain enhancing the workforce.
“I can’t bear dropping. I can’t bear the considered it, I don’t need to give it some thought. It fuels me, dropping. And the minute I really feel any of them (different groups) coming shut, I simply need to get higher,” Hayes instructed a information convention.
“I don’t do nicely in consolation and I lead a workforce to dwell like that. Like, at present, I couldn’t need to be in a greater sport, even once they scored. I feel these two groups (are) high-quality and at present was our day.”
Sunday’s match additionally set a file attendance for a Girls’s FA Cup ultimate, with 49,094 followers at Wembley, beating the earlier mark of 45,423 set in 2018.
They noticed Sam Kerr rating the winner in additional time after Metropolis had twice come again to equalise earlier than the tip of every half in common time.
Hayes stated she knew Chelsea would undergo within the sport, having misplaced to Gareth Taylor’s Metropolis on this season’s League Cup ultimate in March.
“That was actually wonderful for the ladies’s sport at present. Two groups that respect the crap out of one another. I beloved the sport plan. You needed to grind, needed to work,” she stated.
“I believed we stopped Man Metropolis’s momentum in the best way we pressed however it meant we needed to undergo. To dig it out doesn’t shock me, I stated that to them (the squad) at additional time. I do know which workforce goes to be the profitable workforce.”
Chelsea will head into subsequent season seeking to seize the one trophy that has eluded them to this point – the Champions League. They reached the ultimate in 2021 however misplaced to Barcelona.
For now, nevertheless, Hayes stated she was wanting ahead to celebrating the double with an extended, robust drink.
“The season’s over, I count on to be carried dwelling,” she stated.