With just a couple of weeks for the Euros, Lauren Hemp has spoken about the England Women squad selection and the mood in the camp during media day. It was a busy afternoon as the team faced the media for the first time since Sarina Wiegman announced her squad last week. England will look to make the use of home advantage as they enter the tournament as one of the favorites.
“It’s nice to be recognized like that, but for me, I’m my worst critic and I put pressure on myself all the time so I don’t necessarily feel it from the outside,” England Women forward Lauren Hemp said. “This is going to be a fantastic tournament, we’ve got a fantastic group of players, amazing background staff as well. I’m really excited about it, you can feel the vibe around St George’s Park and how much everyone is looking forward to it.”
“The fans should be really excited and they are because all our games are sold out, which is great to see. They’re in different locations so we’re attracting fans from across the country which is fantastic. All the girls here are excited and I hope the fans are as well,” she added. “As much as it is important that we put pressure on ourselves and we make sure that we continue to keep improving, it’s also important to sit back and realize how far this England team has come, enjoy the journey. For me personally, if I enjoy it, you’ll get the best out of me. That’s the same for everyone else as well so it’s an exciting time coming up and we’re going to make sure we’re as best prepared as we can be coming into the Euros.”