Jonas Eidevall explains how Arsenal hope to use Conti Cup win

Chelsea v Arsenal - FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup Final
Chelsea v Arsenal - FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup Final / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Jonas Eidevall insists that Arsenal will not be complacent after their Conti Cup victory, with the now side looking to turn that triumph into long-term success. 

Arsenal ended a four-year trophy drought after defeating Chelsea 3-1 to lift the Conti Cup trophy last week and are hoping to carry that momentum into the WSL and Champions League. 

"We're not going to be complacent with it. We're going to use it as motivation to achieve things in the future,” Eidevall told Sky Sports.

“It is everyone's ambition to win a lot. But I also think you have to be humble because winning is hard in football. There are a lot of good football teams who try to achieve the same things.

"When you have shown you have potential, you have to show you have standards to maintain it. 

Arsenal are currently fourth in the Women’s Super League and will be travelling to Germany to take on Bayern Munich midweek for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final. 

"We've spoken about it. We're challenging our standards. We have to go to war against the weather and all the external factors, including any complacency you might be feeling. That isn't who we are. We have to live those standards. That’s the obligation.

"Winning is a goal you work so long for. When it does happen, you feel both happiness and emptiness at the same time. The journey is so rewarding, it creates a purpose, but all of a sudden, when you reach the point of winning, it means the journey is done. Now you need to start a new journey. We have a hard time not being on a journey - so we have to start again.

"We have the potential to beat any team. That doesn't mean it's guaranteed or we are entitled to do it - we have to be on top of our game. But we are prepared and focused as a group; we certainly have the belief we can achieve those things together."

The last time Arsenal won the Conti Cup in 2018, it was followed a year later by the WSL title.

Captain Kim Little has also spoken the Conti Cup spurring Arsenal to go on and win the WSL, saying: “As a club, we are trying to do all the right things to move us forward across the board, and you can feel that within the club and, and we [the players] now need to match that forward thinking.

“Whether it's commercially or growing attendances and moving the game in different ways, we now need to connect that with performance and what we're doing on the pitch to then win trophies.”