Sarina Wiegman: England Women in a 'very good place' ahead of Euro 2022 | Lionesses talking points - Live Stream Over 9000 Live Sports Online In HD Quality FREE | Livezstream Sports Network | - Sarina Wiegman: England Women in a 'very good place' ahead of Euro 2022 | Lionesses talking points - Live Stream Over 9000 Live Sports Online In HD Quality FREE | Livezstream Sports Network |

Sarina Wiegman: England Women in a 'very good place' ahead of Euro 2022 | Lionesses talking points

Sarina Wiegman: England Women in a 'very good place' ahead of Euro 2022 | Lionesses talking points

All the talking points as England sign off their Euro 2022 preparations with a 4-0 win over Switzerland, while Sarina Wiegman says her side are in a "very good place".

Once again, England's strength in depth was manifest. So much so that, for a third consecutive game, their second-half performance completely eclipsed the first.

Undoubtedly, all three opponents have suffered significant drop-offs in the second 45 minutes, but that is, in part, due to England's energising impact players.

All three warm-up games have produced a stalemate entering the interval, with a total of 11 goals scored after the break - seven of those have been scored by substitutes.

The bench is having its desired effect but getting the right blend in the starting line-up is more complex than ever. In every friendly played across June, England's most influential players have often started on the bench.

That isn't necessarily a fault. Sarina Wiegman has created an environment whereby all players feel valued, and the competition for places speaks to the hunger and desire of individuals, who are vying for more positions than the manager is able to give.

Arguably, it does give England an added element of surprise - the team doesn't pick itself, it's unpredictable. Chloe Kelly came off the bench to great effect against Switzerland, assisting Jill Scott's goal, but is a capable starter. The same can be said of Ella Toone's contribution against the Dutch.

Healthy rivalry is good for morale - although it's still unclear what England's best XI is. Or rather, which 11 players best complement one another from the get-go.

Certain names - Leah Williamson for example - are nailed on to start, but question marks remain. Even in Williamson's case, such is her versatility, it's hard to know where she is best placed in this extremely talented group.

Recomended Posts

Leave a Comment

© 2022 - Live Stream Over 9000 Live Sports Online In HD Quality FREE | Livezstream Sports Network | - All Rights Reserved