Some must think Elesa Thorsnes crazy for backing a team which has just conceded 12 goals in the past three games.
Few would have blamed the Norweigian international for sticking to her scheduled January departure last week.
But Thorsnes is bullish about Canberra United's chances of reviving their W-League campaign, signing a contract extension to stay with the team until its season ends.
Thorsnes has agreed to stay in the capital after initially signing a guest-player deal for seven games. Canberra's 4-0 loss to Sydney FC on Monday night was supposed to be her final game before going back to Europe.
But Katie Stengel's stint in Canberra was prematurely ended by injury and her return to the United States opened the door for Thorsnes to stay.
"Staying is the best thing that could have happened, it's still snow and cold in Norway," Thorsnes grinned.
"I feel like I can help this team, so I'm happy to stay. We have the right mentality, we just need results.
"Losing three games by 4-0 isn't fun, but we have to focus on the Melbourne game and try to be better.
"I don't want to leave a sinking ship. I'm here to help the team and I think we can turn it, I still believe in this team."
Canberra hasn't won a game since December 22 and has conceded 12 unanswered goals in the past three matches.
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The team played two games in four days after smoke forced officials to reschedule a clash against Sydney FC, but the players now have a 13-day break before their next match against the Melbourne Victory on January 26.
Canberra is still in finals contention despite winning just three of nine games so far this season and co-captain Nikola Orgill is confident recent defeats won't create a "toxic" environment for the last three games before the play-offs.
"It's never fun conceding that many goals and frustrating when I feel it doesn't reflect how we've played," Orgill said.
"We can't keep doing the same thing, it's not working. For a lot of teams it might turn toxic, but everyone is really positive. We're just trying to work out what went wrong and how we can change it.