England ahead Lauren Hemp feels the Lionesses have moved on from their Euro 2022 triumph and are decided to refocus consideration on their World Cup marketing campaign.
Manchester Metropolis’s Hemp began each sport for boss Sarina Wiegman throughout an historic run that ended, one yr in the past Monday, with England lifting their first main trophy at Wembley, igniting unprecedented curiosity in ladies’s soccer throughout the UK.
As a results of accidents and retirements, the England boss’s World Cup squad options seven gamers who weren’t a part of that monumental match, whereas Rachel Daly, final summer’s left-back, is a ahead for this competitors.
Requested if it was truthful to position sky-high expectations on her largely modified facet, Hemp stated: “I believe, as a staff, sure that occurred final summer, what a unbelievable summer it was, however clearly it’s a new summer now, new challenges. You’ve seen in video games on this event that something can occur, however we’re prepared for every one.
“So yeah, it’s thrilling to be a a part of however clearly it’s a huge event the place something can occur, in order a staff we’re simply focusing on every sport because it comes.”
Norfolk-born Hemp, 22, was talking from the palm tree-lined Central Coast Stadium north of Sydney, house of the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners and the Lionesses’ coaching base for the rest of the event.
After beating Haiti 1-0 of their opener, England will now play Denmark within the New South Wales capital on Friday earlier than travelling to Adelaide to face China of their ultimate group sport on Tuesday.
There have been 49 locations separating world quantity 4 England from Haiti, however they’re simply 9 away from their extra acquainted European opponents Denmark, who Hemp stated function “a very large attacking risk” in ex-Chelsea ahead Pernille Tougher.
The Lionesses started their Australian journey on the Sunshine Coast earlier than travelling to Brisbane for the Haiti match, and have now settled into the beachside city of Terrigal, New South Wales.
The total squad took half in Tuesday’s coaching session, which was attended by roughly 2500 locals, principally college teams, with many sticking round for autographs and photos with obliging gamers – although a robust contingent had been additionally hollering for Wiegman herself to pay them a go to.
The England boss has demanded her facet be extra “ruthless” after Georgia Stanway’s retaken penalty was the one objective in opposition to Haiti.
Hemp stated: “I believe we’re all working actually arduous in coaching to verify we’re being extra scientific, creating extra probabilities and clearly getting our objective share larger.
“However we all know it’s one thing we have to enhance on and we’re working actually arduous as a staff to verify we’re prepared for the following sport. We shall be raring and able to rating some objectives.
“We have seen in video games that we’re able to doing that, so it’s not like we have not scored earlier than. We’re all able to scoring. It’s nearly making it click on and getting these connections working.
“I believe clearly being at a World Cup is new for a lot of us – a lot of us have by no means been to 1 earlier than. It’s throughout the opposite facet of the world and I’m not making excuses but it surely’s necessary that every sport we construct on and we’ve seen that final summer, so we’re greater than able to doing that.”