Within the course of, the Lionesses grew to become the primary England aspect to achieve three consecutive semifinals at main tournaments, progressing to the final 4 on the Girls’s World Cup in 2015 and the European Championship in 2017.
“We’re not bothered who we play. We need to play each of them,” mentioned the England supervisor after the sport.
“We will go to Lyon, the ambiance and the event might be unimaginable. My gamers have confirmed tonight, the larger the event, they higher they’re.”
White on hearth
On a heat night in La Havre and with former males’s captain David Beckham watching on from the stands, it took England simply two minutes and 6 seconds to race into the lead in opposition to Norway.
Such type was typified by right-back Lucy Bronze, who drilled residence a golden second-half effort to attain her workforce’s third.
“I have been dreaming of enjoying in Lyon and attending to that semifinal once more,” mentioned Participant of the Match Bronze. “I believe all that stress and keenness got here out in that strike.”
“US or France, they are going to be a prime workforce. We will have to lift our recreation one other stage.”
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‘Greatest participant on the earth’
Bronze’s effort earned excessive reward from her supervisor after the match.
“I believe what you’ve got seen tonight is that Lucy Bronze is one of the best participant on the earth. There is no participant like her. I am very fortunate (to educate her). I performed full-back, however by no means to the extent that she does,” the previous Manchester United participant instructed BBC Sport.
The rating might have been worse for the 1995 World Cup champions if goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth hadn’t saved Nikita Parris’ penalty within the closing phases.
In reality, Norway regarded drained however head coach Martin Sjogren was happy with his workforce’s angle after the sport had completed.
“We tried between the halves to ignite the fireplace and we knew that if we scored one objective it will be a match once more,” he mentioned.
“We could not and when it grew to become Three-Zero, it grew to become too onerous. However I want to state that we nonetheless noticed our gamers struggle ’til the top regardless that it regarded hopeless.”