Sarina Wiegman insisted that the current is all that counts forward of the Euro 2022 semi-finals, regardless of her spectacular document in opposition to opponents Sweden and England’s latest defeats within the final 4 of main worldwide tournaments.
The Lionesses may have an opportunity to win a serious worldwide event for the primary time in Sunday’s closing if they will overcome the highest-ranked facet at this Euros at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening.
After falling at this hurdle in every of their final three event appearances, England have the chance to achieve their first closing since Euro 2009, once they completed runners-up to Germany.
Wiegman was liable for a kind of three semi-final defeats whereas in command of the Netherlands in 2017 and in addition defeated Peter Gerhardsson’s Sweden at that event, in addition to at this stage of the 2019 World Cup.
“I believe it’s a necessity to be in ‘the now’,” the England head coach stated at Monday’s pre-match press convention.
“I do assume you all the time need to be taught out of your expertise and take out the issues that you would be able to take to be higher, grow to be higher to be taught. However it’s no use now to speak about that on a regular basis as a result of it is now, so why ought to we discuss that?
“My squad is completely completely different [compared to 2017] as a result of I am the English supervisor now and it is a completely different scenario. I am now in ‘the now’, considering ‘the now’. Sweden has carried out very well through the years within the girls’s sport on a regular basis.
“We take it for now. We’re England, Sweden is our opponent tomorrow. They’ve a really sturdy squad, so can we, and we simply hope we are going to play our model of sport and that can carry us to win.”
When requested if England are able to make historical past, Wiegman responded, with out lacking a beat: “The England crew is able to play the most effective sport tomorrow in opposition to Sweden and hopefully we encourage a nation.”
England’s journey to the semi-finals of the World Cup three years in the past ended when Steph Houghton missed a late penalty to equalise in opposition to the USA, whereas the Lionesses have by no means gained a penalty shoot-out.
Wiegman has readied her gamers for each eventuality, together with spot-kicks. “We ready for the whole lot. We have been speaking about each state of affairs that may occur,” she stated. “I believe we’re completely ready for the whole lot after which we’ll see the way it develops tomorrow.”