The Adobe Women's FA Cup

Tottenham striker aiming to inspire victory in Adobe Women's FA Cup

We sat down with Spurs striker Martha Thomas to discuss her thoughts ahead of the Adobe Women's FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Tottenham on Sunday...

Thursday 09 May 2024
Martha Thomas scored Tottenham's winner in the FA Cup semi-final

Your time at Tottenham so far could suggest you're made for the big occasions but how would it feel personally to score the winner in another big game?

It's hard to put into words what it would mean. I just know on the day it would mean the world to do it with my teammates, to do it with our families in the crowd. All the work we've put in, staff, players, everyone. It would be really special.

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
  • The Adobe Women's FA Cup Final
  • 2.30pm BST, Sunday 12 May 2024
  • Wembley Stadium connected by EE
  • Live on BBC One

Can fans help push the team and themselves at Wembley?

Fans are a big thing for football. As the saying goes, 'Football without fans is nothing'. We've had some fantastic support this season from Spurs, we know United have a big fanbase and they'll be behind them. So I think we're just looking to see as many Lilywhite shirts as we can at Wembley cheering us on and see as many seats filled as possible to show how much the women's game is growing and competing.

What would it mean to you to lift the Adobe Women's FA Cup?

It would mean the world. I would be absolutely over the moon, it would be a dream come true. I think if you told little Martha that at five years old she'd lift a trophy at Wembley and win the FA Cup, it would be massive. It means a lot to all the players here, it means a lot to everyone's families, it's one of the biggest occasions in England, so it'll be good.

If you could write a script for the Final and see that play out, what would your dream day be?

You'd love an easy 3-0 win, wouldn't you? Keep it stress free. Getting it over the line in any way possible and getting a win on the day would be the perfect script for me.

How can the experienced players within the squad help prepare?

Their presence will be the biggest thing. We all know who those players are, Beth [England], Bex [Spencer], Drew [Spence] and we'll be able to feed off their body language. At the end of the day they'll be able to help but it's just the confidence in our team, our experience as a team coming back from behind and getting results in the end on the big occasions, like Leicester and Arsenal. Knowing we can compete against these teams on the day and get it over the line.

You can read the full interview with Martha Thomas in the official match programme for the Women's FA Cup Final. Buy at Wembley on the day or order a copy online.

Find out where you can watch the Final with our global broadcast list.

By Adam Drury