Chloe Logarzo said Western United’s early success in the Liberty A-League Women is down to the players wanting “to run through a wall for each other” as a result of a strong Club culture.
The Matildas scored her first two goals in Green and Black on Saturday evening as United defeated Melbourne City 3-1 to remain perfect through the first four matches of the season.
Speaking to Dub Zone after the match, Logarzo said the togetherness of the group was behind the superb start to the campaign.
“It’s the team, 100%. When I first got here I told the girls it’s a unique environment to be a part of, you don’t get this very often where everyone wants to run through a wall for each other,” she said.
“It’s just amazing to be able to be here with all the girls who, mostly, haven’t played in this league before so they have so much to give to the league, and I just love being a part of it where everyone really wants everyone to be successful.
“That team culture is really being driven on the field, off the field, when we’re at training and when we’re not at training.”
Logarzo’s two strikes took her tally to 15 in the Liberty A-League, while Adriana Taranto’s opener was her first ever in the competition.
Taranto is one of 11 players in the squad that had never played in the competition before this season, but Logarzo said they have all stepped up and played an important role/
“I think they’ve done so well, their professionalism has exceeded my expectations and I couldn’t ask for better teammates to be here, it’s exactly where I need to be and I’m so happy to be here with them,” she said.
Logarzo added that she has made an effort to speak with her younger teammates and teach them as much as she can, praising them for their willingness to listen and learn.
Continuing her recovery from an ACL injury, Logarzo is yet to start for Western United but is nearing that milestone and is continuing to enjoy the journey.
“It’s been hard coming back and playing, I’ve just really tried to enjoy the process. I’m not as fit as I normally am so I’m just trying to get back there,” she said.
“I’m just enjoying being able to be out there and keep playing. I haven’t played for a long time so it’s just about enjoying the process.”
Logarzo and her teammates will enjoy the Christmas weekend with a break before returning to action on Wednesday December 28 against Newcastle Jets at City Vista Pavilion and Sports Field.