Ramona Bachmann has revealed that going back to basics has played a pivotal part in her recent upsurge in form, especially in front of goal.
According to Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes, Bachmann has been going all out in training recently in a bid to enhance his goalscoring output for the side and indeed, the Swiss international’s work on the training grounds had started to pay off.
Coming off the bench in the midweek Women’s Champions League match at Fiorentina, Bachmann rounded off the 6-0 mauling of the Italians with a 67th-minute strike before following it up with a sublime performance at the weekend, the 27-year-old bagging a brace in Chelsea Women’s defeat of West Ham in the WSL.
Bachmann, who recently reached a half-century of appearances for the Blues after her move from Wolfsburg in 2016, reiterated the importance of winning matches while also emphasising that registering strikes is a great way to boost confidence.
“Getting three points was the most important thing, but scoring some goals will help our confidence as well,” said the Swiss international, who went on to talk about her two goals in the match against their London rivals.
“The first goal I thought was going in from my first shot and then it came back to me, but the angle was really bad. I was thinking, ‘Shall I hit it first time or not?’ If I had done that it probably would have hit the other post, so I took a touch and put it in.”
The Chelsea Ladies forward also reflected on her style of play, saying that while she enjoys getting the better of defenders in one-v-one situations, she intends to keep things simple this time – something which immediately bore fruit for her.
“The second was a good one. I always try to beat players when I have a one-v-one, I want to get past the player, but I’ve been analysing my clips recently and I want to go back to basics a little bit,” added Bachmann. “I don’t always need to beat the player – just one touch and hit it. That’s what I did and it went in.”