England Women boss Sarina Wiegman believes that they need more ruthlessness after their 3-0 win over Belgian Women in their first warm-up game for Euro 2022. They had a number of chances in the first half but could not convert any of them into goals. In the second half, they had fewer chances but scored three goals. Rachel Daly was the only goal scorer as Amber Tysiak and Nicky Edvard scored their own goals for the Belgians.
“The first half, we played well, we created but didn’t score. We needed some more depth in the game, runs in behind. We did that a little better in the second half. When you win 3-0 it’s enough, but when we go into the Euros we need a little more ruthlessness,” England Women boss Sarina Wiegman said. “We have a plan when we play. Of course, we want to score the chances, but as long as you don’t concede you have time. We dominate the game and then you have to have patience. There comes a moment when we do score that one; yes, we want to do it earlier but in the final third we have to be a little more ruthless.”
“The competition in this team is very high. We have opportunities for many players. Now we are also looking for connections. Different qualities in different positions. We’re getting a little closer, but we are not all set. Two matches to go. Things can change really quick too, that’s what we know in this sport,” she added. “We have a squad of 23 and you can play every single player. I hope I don’t get a headache, but they are giving me problems [in selection]. We have to get used to each other a little bit. So, we’ve tried this before but not very much.”