England manager Sarina Wiegman believes England’s 4-0 semi-final win over Sweden will make the rest of football sit up and take notice.
Goals from Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze, Alessia Russo and Fran Kirby propelled Wiegman’s side into Sunday’s Euro 2022 final against either France or Germany.
And the win over Sweden, the side second in the rankings to world champions the United States, sends a message to all other countries, according to the England boss.
“We’re going to celebrate a bit now, but like I said, we’ve come a long way now and we don’t want to take it away,” Wiegman told the BBC.
“We struggled in the first half but we played so much better in the second half.
“This result will go all over Europe and the world. It was such an achievement that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
“I think we showed that we are very resilient. I don’t think we started the game well, but we still found a way.”
Mead, who took her tally for the tournament to six goals, told the BBC: “I don’t think we really knew what to do at the final whistle. It was an incredible atmosphere and we’re just happy to be in the final.
“I think (the first goal) came at a good time as there was a lot of pressure on us as they had created a lot of chances and I’m just happy to be able to help the team again.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/sarina-wiegman-england-sweden-france-beth-mead-b2131914.html Euro 2022: England’s win over Sweden sends a message to the world, claims Sarina Wiegman