Euro 2022: Recruiting female assistant director Arjan Veurink is satisfied with the almost perfect team campaign | Football news
England couldn’t be without momentum on Friday night as they beat Northern Ireland 5-0 in the final match of Group A despite making it through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2022 as the winner. .
Head coach Sarina Wiegman was absent from St Mary’s touchline due to a positive Covid-19 result, leaving assistant Arjun Veurink to oversee the team from the sidelines.
He confirmed that Wiegman was “doing well” after the win, having been in contact with her remotely throughout, but was unable to provide any details on when the Dutch girl is likely to return to her camp. Older brother.
“Sarina is doing well, unfortunately not well enough to be here,” he said. “It’s hard for me to say anything about [whether she will be back for the quarter-final]. She won’t be joining us in person, but as Covid has taught us, we can also do a lot remotely. Hopefully she’ll come to the team as soon as possible. “
Kenny Shiels’ Northern Ireland side, who have been confirmed to leave the league, were conceded four times in 12 minutes on both sides of the break as Fran Kirby, Beth Mead and substitute Alessio Russo – twice – – scoring for the Lionesses, something that particularly pleased Veurink.
“They have shown that whatever is going on, we have a lot of qualities and that pleases me the most,” he said. “We are calm and relaxed. It’s not happy that Sarina is not here, but they reacted very well and I am pleased with the team’s performance and the great goals we scored. .
“We’ve brought in five new players so it’s good for the team as well as the development of the players and the team. Hopefully we can grow with this in the next period.
“Sarina used the word ‘non-stop’ from the beginning. That’s what we’re doing in the moment really well. When you’re creating a lot of chances, you can also miss some opportunities. We are very confident that we will create a lot of opportunities… We are really pleased with that.”
Asked if England would send a message that they were strong contenders to lift their first trophy this summer, Veurink added: “Of course, we want to keep showing up. good at the moment. I think Sarina will be really pleased with this performance as well. Motivation is really important.”
Shiels: A heavy defeat if England don’t win the Euros
Northern Ireland manager Kenny Shiels has reiterated once again the possibility England have in their squad after another defeat to the Lionesses – their fourth in a year.
Although he believes he has two of the best players in the league in his squad, he thinks England have the talent depth to go deep in the league and even the ability to do so. the possibility of crowning the Euro 2022 championship at the end of July.
“It’s always been difficult for us,” he said. “I don’t know if people realize, but England have not conceded a goal in the last three years with ‘true football’ with Euros and World Cups. [qualifiers].
“We’ve been beaten four times by them … with an average of 4-0 or 5-0. But they are averaging 9-0 and not conceding a goal. That’s it. The way they go further is ours.
“I think our organization tonight was excellent, we put them in a void. They conceded a goal deflected, then another goal. Obviously they are the better team and I’m proud. about the players and how they’ve adapted to our setup.
“They were amazing, they gave everything and I have to say, I’m really impressed with the way we tried to fulfill our mission. We created a couple of chances, or half a chance. society, and that reflects on us. We didn’t play as much as we would normally do because they were too good for us.
“It will be a massive defeat if they don’t win this tournament because they are at home and are staying at home. Everyone else should just go home.
“If you’re picking a team like now, from what we’ve seen, Northern Ireland has the best left-back Demi Vance and the best centre-back Sarah McFadden.
“There’s no one better in the league that those two – but the two are not enough to develop those players and help them reach those standards.”
Follow Euro 2022 on Sky Sports
Catch up on all the latest from Euro 2022 on Sky Sports and Sky Sports News this summer.
Coverage will be provided by Sky Sports WSL presenter Caroline Barker, along with Jessica Creighton and Kyle Walker. Meanwhile, Karen Carney, Sue Smith, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk and Laura Bassett will provide analysis during the tournament.
They will also feature experienced England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and Manchester City defender Esme Morgan.
Experts and presenters will work from Sky Sports’ Women’s Euro 2022 Mobile Presentation Bus, which will follow the Sky Sports News team around the country to various stadiums where matches are taking place. .
Additionally, the Sky Sports Essential Football Podcast will be renamed for the tournament to the Sky Sports Euro Women’s Podcast from June 21. Hosted by Charlotte Marsh and Anton Toloui, it will feature exclusive news and player interviews along with a strong lineup of shows around the league.
Euro 2022: Teams…
Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland
Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland
Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland
Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland
Euro 2022: Fixtures…
Wednesday, July 6
Group A: England 1-0 Austria
Thursday, July 7
Group A: Norway 4-1 Northern Ireland
Friday, July 8
Group B: Spain 4-1 Finland
Group B: Germany 4-0 Denmark
Saturday, July 9
Group C: Portugal 2-2 Switzerland
Group C: Netherlands 1-1 Sweden
Sunday, July 10
Group D: Belgium 1-1 Iceland
Group D: France 5-1 Italy
Monday, July 11
Group A: Austria 2-0 Northern Ireland
Group A: England 8-0 Norway
Tuesday, July 12
Group B: Denmark 1-0 Finland
Group B: Germany 2-0 Spain
Wednesday, July 13
Group C: Sweden 2-1 Switzerland
Group C: Netherlands 3-2 Portugal
Thursday, July 14
Group D: Italy 1-1 Iceland
Group D: France 2-1 Belgium
Friday, July 15
Group A: Northern Ireland 0-5 England
Group A: Austria 1-0 Norway
Saturday, July 16
Group B: Finland vs Germany – kick off at 8pm, MK . Stadium
Group B: Denmark vs Spain – kick off at 8pm, London Community Stadium
Sunday, July 17
Group C: Switzerland vs Netherlands – kick off at 5pm, Bramall Lane
Group C: Sweden vs Portugal – kick off at 5pm, Leigh Sports Village
Monday, July 18
Group D: Iceland vs France – kicks off at 8pm, New York Stadium
Group D: Italy vs Belgium – kicks off at 8pm, Manchester City Academy Stadium
Wednesday, July 20
Quarterfinals 1: England vs Group B runners-up – kicks off at 8pm, Brighton and Hove . Community Stadium
Thursday, July 21
Quarterfinals 2: Germany vs Austria – kicks off at 8pm, London Community Stadium
Friday, July 22
Quarterfinals 3: Group C Champion vs Group D runner-up – kicks off at 8pm, Leigh Sports Village
Quarterfinals 4: Winner of Group D vs Runner-up of Group C – kick off at 8pm, New York Stadium
Tuesday, July 26
Semifinal 1: Quarterfinal winner 1 v Quarterfinal winner 3 – kicks off at 8pm, Bramall Lane
Wednesday, July 27
Semi-Final 2: Winners of Quarterfinals 2 v Winners of Quarterfinals 4 – kicks off at 8pm, MK . Stadium
Sunday July 31
Semi-Final 1 Winner v Semi-Final 2 Winner – starts at 5pm, Wembley