“As long as we deliver, then it doesn’t matter what they bring to the game,” says Lionesses defender Shiny
England defender Millie Shiny says the Lionesses are prepared for the USA’s “deadly” assault forward of their Ladies’s World Cup semi-final on Tuesday.
England will probably be hoping to succeed in their first Ladies’s World Cup ultimate after they tackle the US in Lyon, however must take care of Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, who’ve 5 objectives every within the match.
Shiny is conscious of the risk Tuesday’s opponents, who’re ranked primary on the earth, pose, saying: “I suppose they have many strengths; Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan. Their entrance three are lethal.
“However we’re ready for that, we’re prepared for that. Our gamers have performed towards these gamers earlier than, so it is nothing that we’ve not handled.
“I suppose it is undoubtedly going to be our greatest check within the match to date, but it surely’s one we’re undoubtedly prepared for.
“I simply suppose we will convey the last word vitality. We’ll be 100 per cent going on the market, win the bodily battle and ensure we’re scientific.
“I suppose that is one thing we have performed very well within the match to date – we have created so much but additionally completed. In order that’s one thing we will go on the market and attempt to do, and I 100 per cent imagine that we will do it.
“Regardless of the opponent, we respect them – however so long as we ship, then it would not matter what they create to the sport. We’re able to take care of that each bodily and mentally.”
England drew 2-2 with the USA on their solution to profitable the SheBelieves Cup earlier this 12 months, and Shiny says exiting the World Cup on the semi-final stage to the identical opponents may make their marketing campaign a failure.
“We got here right here to win the World Cup and that is nonetheless our intention, so clearly it will be disappointing and I suppose as gamers we’d see that (shedding the semi-final) as probably a failure,” mentioned Shiny.
“Our mentality has been to win it, so something much less, we’d be dissatisfied in ourselves.”