Lucía García’s good form in front of goal shows no signs of abating. So far, the Athletic Club Women striker has hit the back of the net eight times in 10 Primera Iberdrola fixtures.
She’s currently in joint second place in the competition’s top goalscorer list, one off Ludmila (Atletico) in the top spot and equal with Asllani (Real Madrid).
Thanks to such a magnificent start to the season, Lucía is only five goals away from equalling her personal season-best of 13 goals in a campaign, set in 2018-19. Something which she has set her sights on bettering in 2020-21. “It’s a beautiful challenge,” she acknowledges.
What’s more, with her goals come points. Every time she’s scored, Athletic have picked up at least one point. This was highlighted by her remarkable performances against league leaders UDG Tenerife and Atletico de Madrid, on both occasions the striker bagged a brace thus helping the lionesses salvage a draw.
The forwards admits she is “very happy” with her early season form, but is adamant she would have swapped any goal for the three points.
“Without a doubt, I’d rather have three points for the team than the goals,” Lucía said. “If the goals help us gain a point, that’s great. But a win is, and always will be, more important for me.”
Lucía García is in her fifth season as an Athletic player and she’s enjoying the added pressure and responsbility that comes with being a long-serving member of the squad.
“It’s time to shoulder more responsibility,” she added. “It’s something that Villa [Ángel Villacampa] asks of me, that I lead by example, and that I work every day for it.
“I try to help the team with goals, but also by defending. Every run I make is to win the ball.”
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