Wiegman wants more from England despite warm-up victory

By Sports Desk June 17, 2022

Sarina Wiegman called on England to be more ruthless despite kicking off their Euro 2022 preparations with a 3-0 win over Belgium.

In the first of three warm-up matches for the continental tournament, which England will host, the Lionesses triumphed comfortably at Molineux on Thursday.

It took 62 minutes for Weigman's team to open the scoring, but strikes from substitutes Chloe Kelly and Rachel Daly settled any nerves, with a late own goal from Belgium goalkeeper Nicky Evrard adding gloss to the scoreline.

"When you win 3-0 it is enough [but] I think when you go into the Euros we need a little more ruthlessness," manager Wiegman said, with the match coming one day after she had named her final 23-player squad for the Euros.

"The first half we played well, we created chances, didn't score. But we needed some more depth in the game too, more runs behind. 

"We did that a little better in the second half. It was a good result, three goals, keeping a [clean sheet], lots of players on the pitch, we used all the substitutes we could use.

"You can tell the depth of our team, because we could even bring in other players that would have an impact on the game too, so that's good."

England play the Netherlands and Switzerland in upcoming friendlies before beginning their Euro 2022 campaign against Austria on July 6.

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