She Hopes to Bring Winning Mentality to Tottenham
Drew Spence, a reggae girl, has signed a two-year contract with Tottenham in the English Women’s Super League (WSL), with an option for an additional year, after leaving Chelsea. The team’s longest-serving player, a seasoned 29-year-old midfielder who left Chelsea the past month, scored 50 goals in 238 games, making 238 appearances.
Spence made her senior Blues debut in 2009 and has since won five league championships, one Community Shield, two Continental Cups and three FA Cups.
London-born Spence, who formerly changed sides from England and won her maiden cap for Jamaica, said that this was going to be a new chapter for her.
In the WSL last year, Tottenham came in fifth place. Spence, whose 34-year-old brother Lewis plays midfield for Isthmian League Premier Division club Hornchurch, said that she has seen how much the club has improved over the past few decades, pushing clubs at the top, therefore, she feels that it is only right for her to move somewhere else she can offer all her expertise.
She went on to say that she knows how to win championships, and what it is like to be in a locker room where there is a positive tradition and maybe that’s something she can bring to Tottenham. “Drew is a terrific addition to the group we are constructing,” said Spurs head coach Rehanne Skinner.
Her contributions to the WSL since its inception in 2011 have resulted in notable accomplishments. Having been a part of 11 trophy-winning teams, she brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and understanding of winning.
Drew is a creative, tough midfielder who can unlock defenses in a variety of ways. She is a valuable asset to the team.