Women’s Euros 2022 semi-final: England Women vs Sweden Women


Women’s Euros 2022 semi-final: England Women vs Sweden Women

Sarina Wiegman, the manager of England Women, anticipates a “difficult” semi-final against Sweden on Tuesday but is optimistic that her team will “inspire the nation” and restore the fans’ “proud” feelings.

The Lionesses play the Swedes at Bramall Lane for a spot in the Wembley final five days after defeating Spain in a thrilling last-eight match at the Amex Stadium last week.

Boss Wiegman told a press conference in Sheffield: “The England team is ready to play their best game tomorrow against Sweden, and hopefully we inspire the nation.


“I hope the fans are going to bring us lots of energy again. We’ll do that ourselves, but it was really an extra thing, an extra dimension, what we got in our last games, and that’s really exciting. We hope we’re going to make them proud again.”

In each of their last three major competitions, England has exited in the semifinals. This includes the World Cups of 2019 and 2015, where they were defeated by eventual champions and hosts the Netherlands, who were then coached by Wiegman. When asked about those previous last-four exits, Wiegman – in charge of England since last September – said: “I think it’s necessary to be in the now.”I do think you always have to learn from your experience and take out the things that you can take, to become better and learn.

“But it’s no use now to talk about that all the time, because it’s now, it is now. So why should we talk about that all the time?”

Wiegman then gave a similar response when asked about England possibly winning Sunday’s final, saying: “We first have to play a semi-final and that’s the only thing that counts.

“Again, we’re in the now, all the focus is on our game tomorrow against Sweden, and that’s the only thing we talk about – how do we want to play, how we collaborate as a team, how we can try to exploit their weaknesses, take out their strengths and use our own strengths. That’s the only thing we’re talking about.”

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