Clara Nielson – Bristol Bears Captain Gives Sale Sharks Preview
Bristol Bears captain Clara Nielson has urged her teammates to use last week’s defeat as motivation as they look to return to winning ways against Sale Sharks on Saturday. The Bears travel to the North West for the first time as they take on Allianz Premier League newcomers, who will be hungry for their first league victory.
Nielson believes her side will bounce back following last weekend’s heavy defeat against Wasps and it all starts with the work put in on the training pitch this week. Speaking about this weekends match Clara Nielson said, “The weekend was pretty tough for all of us, but it’s new week, a fresh week and it’s all about us building into this weekend against Sale.
It’s new challenge for us as they’re a new team and we haven’t played them yet, so we’ve got to make sure we do the right things in training this week and then put it into action on Saturday. I think everyone is hurting, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing because we can use it a motivation.
We’ve shown what we can do at times this season in both attack and defence, but we’re going to have to bring it all together this weekend and take our performance levels up a notch. We want to come away from the game with an excellent performance and most importantly a result.”