England boss Sarina Wiegman revealed that she was impressed with the Lionesses after her first look at the squad. She was announced as the successor to Phil Neville last year but took charge of the Netherlands team at the Olympics a month ago. She will take charge of the team for their World Cup qualifiers against North Macedonia and Luxembourg over the next week. Weigmann has a stellar record leading the Netherlands to victory at Euro 2017 before reaching the final of the 2019 World Cup in France.
“What I know is we have a very good team, that the players are very willing to become better, to work together, very eager to learn.” England boss Sarina Wiegman said. “The ingredients are here to perform really well. The competition will be so strong, so I don’t know where we will be next year. But I know now that the start is really good, I’m really enjoying it and these are the ingredients to continue and to become better.”
“I’ve seen many things. First of all, an enormous, great work ethic,” she added. “I’m very excited I can work with the team, but they work so hard, sometimes we have to ask just to slow down a little bit. There’s very much quality. We had some principles we brought in, and they are just going for it and they really want to do very well. I [have] really enjoyed, and hopefully, we can show that on the pitch.”