Euro 2022: England head coach Sarina Wiegman thinking only about ‘the now’ ahead of Sweden semi-final


Sarina Wiegman insisted that the existing is all that counts forward of the Euro 2022 semi-finals, regardless of her spectacular file in opposition to combatants Sweden and England’s contemporary defeats within the closing 4 of main world tournaments.

The Lionesses can have an opportunity to win a big world event for the primary time in Sunday’s last if they are able to triumph over the highest-ranked facet at this Euros at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening.

After falling at this hurdle in every in their closing 3 event appearances, England be able to succeed in their first last since Euro 2009, once they completed runners-up to Germany.

Wiegman was once answerable for a kind of 3 semi-final defeats whilst in control of the Netherlands in 2017 and likewise defeated Peter Gerhardsson’s Sweden at that event, in addition to at this level of the 2019 Global Cup.

“I believe it is essential to be in ‘the now’,” the England head trainer mentioned at Monday’s pre-match press convention.

“I do assume you all the time have to be told out of your enjoy and take out the issues that you'll be able to take to be higher, turn into higher to be told. However it is no need now to discuss that always as a result of it is now, so why will have to we discuss that?

“My squad is completely other [compared to 2017] as a result of I am the English supervisor now and it is a other scenario. I am now in ‘the now’, considering ‘the now’. Sweden has carried out in point of fact smartly over time within the girls's sport always.

“We take it for now. We are England, Sweden is our opponent the next day to come. They've an overly robust squad, so will we, and we simply hope we will be able to play our taste of sport and that can convey us to win.”

When requested if England are able to make historical past, Wiegman answered, with out lacking a beat: “The England group is able to play the most productive sport the next day to come in opposition to Sweden and with a bit of luck we encourage a country.”

England’s adventure to the semi-finals of the Global Cup 3 years in the past ended when Steph Houghton overlooked a past due penalty to equalise in opposition to the USA, whilst the Lionesses have by no means received a penalty shoot-out.

Wiegman has readied her avid gamers for each eventuality, together with spot-kicks. “We ready for the entirety. We now have been speaking about each state of affairs that may occur,” she mentioned. “I believe we are completely ready for the entirety after which we're going to see the way it develops the next day to come.”