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Aug 17 2017
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Aug 02 2017

Those two games give us confidence. We know we can win in front of big crowds in these massive 'no tomorrow' games where you've got to perform at your best. We understand the magnitude of Thursday night but we're confident we can handle the pressure. Our overriding emotion is excitement. We can't wait to perform.feedback

Aug 02 2017

We do understand the magnitude of the game. It's a massive game for Holland, it's a massive game for us, but we can handle that pressure.feedback

Aug 02 2017

Even though the bad experiences aren't the most pleasant at the time they're probably the ones you learn the most from. Even though that one was devastating for me and the team, it helped us improve. We've got better and stronger from that as a team - as tough as it was at the time. We can be at our best in these big tense games under pressure. Thursday's a huge game for both teams, playing the hosts in their own backyard.feedback

Aug 02 2017

But beating Canada in Vancouver was a great experience and there were 30,000 in New York this year when we beat the USA. Both those games give us confidence that we win in front of big crowds.feedback

Aug 02 2017 - World Cup

We've played a lot of big games. Whether at the World Cup or at the She Believes tournament in America and we've talked about how we perform in them and how we have to use the things the big games bring out in us.feedback

Aug 02 2017

We're committed to being the best we can be. Our mission is to become the best team in the world; we want to create a legacy. We can be at our best in these big tense games under pressure. Thursday's a huge game for both teams, playing the hosts in their own backyard.feedback

Aug 02 2017

I wouldn't have taken this job if I didn't think I could make a difference and we could win a tournament. If we go right to the end and win, we will rightfully be the best team in Europe. That's something we definitely want to tick off.feedback

Aug 01 2017 - World Cup

Her reputation and performances in these big games has been outstanding. She came off the bench in that quarter-final, so she's experienced that kind of atmosphere, she came off the bench in Vancouver [at the World Cup in 2015], she played 90 minutes in America when we kept a clean sheet and won 1-0.feedback

Aug 01 2017

We've still got two excellent goalkeepers in the group. Siobhan will come into the game on Thursday night.feedback

Aug 01 2017

I've worked with Shiv for a number of years and I've got complete faith in her. My belief is she's the best goalkeeper available in the tournament, so we're delighted to have her to come in and play hopefully a big part for us.feedback

Jul 31 2017

We were at our very best because we had to play at that level because France are an outstanding team.feedback

Jul 30 2017

Ever since I've known Jodie, I think everyone has known she is a world-class player. I've not seen better in the game at anticipating passes in behind and moving into positions to receive the ball. Of course, you need the service, but what Jodie has added to her game in the past 12 months in particular is her ability to be an instinctive finisher. He's wet around the ears when it comes to tournament football.feedback

Jul 30 2017

There's four outstanding teams left in this tournament, we know that. It's going to be a huge game for us on Thursday night against the hosts, who are full of confidence. It's going to be a great test for us.feedback

Jul 30 2017

We're exciting the English public and we're very proud of that. It's a very long time since the public felt a genuine sense of belief, and not just hope, that an England team could win a major championship and the players have earned the right to put themselves in that bracket.feedback

Jul 29 2017

And we've scored a variety of goals. We've been a huge threat from set pieces, we've been a real threat on the counter-attack and we've shown that we can score by both moving the ball from back to front very quickly and moving it with a number of passes from side to side before going back into the middle and finishing.feedback

Jul 29 2017

There's a time to have a right good scrap. But when the final whistle goes you have a hug and wish each other all the best. I'm sure that will happen on Sunday.feedback

Jul 29 2017

I defy anyone to say we can't beat France now. We should take a lot of confidence from people saying England are favourites going into this game. I believe my players are becoming experts at finding ways to win big games when it really matters.feedback

Jul 29 2017

Of course some people won't like it. But if we're challenged, we're going to fight back. That's the mentality we've got. That's the type of team we want to be, a team that, if there's a challenge ahead, we meet it head on. We want to make sure that, if there's a loose ball on Sunday, we scrap for it.feedback

Jul 29 2017 - Champions League

Of course we respect France. They've got some unbelievable individual talent. They've got players with numerous Champions League medals but tournament football is when we're at our best. We've shown that at the last World Cup, where we won the bronze medal, and in this event we have three wins under our belt.feedback

Jul 29 2017

With every game there's an element of emotional and psychological challenge but, if you talk about qualities such as belief and confidence to get the job done, then there's no doubt in our minds that those qualities are exceptionally strong in this England team. I have full faith in our ability to find a way to win any match against anybody.feedback

Jul 29 2017 - Portugal

I've been really pleased with the balance of our play. Our efficiency, in both attack and defence, has been outstanding. We've limited our opponents to a very small number of shots on our goal, let alone shots on target. We conceded a goal [against Portugal] against the run of play but in general our goalkeeper hasn't really had a save to make.feedback

Jul 28 2017

He'll learn who to talk about and who not to. We are an experienced team and I'm an experienced manager. But luckily for them the game is not played in the press room. It's a great challenge for us to face France but we want to win this tournament – and win it the right way, by beating the best teams.feedback

Jul 28 2017

We have three wins under our belt at the Euros, while France have one win. We feel confident for these high-pressure games. We've got a two-day turnaround and they've got three days but we'll be ready for them.feedback

Jul 28 2017

We are a team of street fighters and when we're poked our reaction is to poke back. I'm not the type to back down from a challenge and I'm not sure this England team are either.feedback

Jul 28 2017

There are some great teams in this tournament and we are certainly one of them. We're in a good spot.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Portugal

A lot of the players have been saying they don't feel they've hit their straps yet, they're not quite at the intensity they'd like to be. So, the nice thing physically is we know we can raise the bar come this game and into the knock-out stages, because this is what we planned to peak for, not the first game.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Portugal

We're demanding that England find a way to win this match. There are nine points on the board and we want to create a bit of national history. We really want to set the bar high, for going into the knock out matches with a real sense of confidence and momentum behind us. We feel we can beat anyone in this tournament on our day. Against Portugal we want a better performance than we've seen so far and then to repeat that in the quarter final.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Portugal

We're confident about taking on anyone really. We know the permutations, France, Austria or Switzerland could be a team that we could face. The quality of our analysis - unfortunately it's a lot of hard work for our stuff - means that, whoever we play, we'll be fully prepared. Of course, belief should be growing, the players should be confident they can go a lot further. What pleases me the most is the variety - the variety of their play in the games within the game.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Portugal

It's a tight turn-around ahead of the quarter final, that will challenge us because we obviously have the disadvantage of one less recovery day. It meant we've had to really taper off after first two games and get ourselves ready for first knock out match.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Portugal

As the tournament went on, we wanted to get fitter, faster and stronger. That tapering period has taken its toll in those first two games, but I'm confident now we're really good to go and we'll see a stronger England team for the rest of the tournament.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Scottish independence

You know foot to the floor against Scotland, sharp, aggressive with their passing and at times being able to just manage the game. And then to defend near perfectly against a very good Spanish team. We have found a way to win in different circumstances but there are massive challenges to come.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Portugal

One of the reasons we're really pleased to get six points from the first two games is that we pushed the players really hard physically in a four-week prep camp. We knew we would taper off for the first game. It always means when you taper off after such a high-intensity period of work that you're not going to be up to speed probably for your first two, two-and-a-half games, so the great thing for us now is that we've got those games out of the way.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Portugal

This is a nation that found a way to win the men's European Championship finals last summer having won only one game – very sadly for me, as a Welshman – over 90 minutes. It's an opportunity for Portugal's women, at their first European Championship, to qualify for the knockout rounds.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Portugal

We know they'll be incredibly motivated but so are we. We want to keep improving and building momentum. The more I look at this tournament the more I feel that momentum could be a big thing going into the latter stages. We want to make sure that when other teams get their snowball rolling down the hill, ours stays ahead of theirs and we keep it rolling at a faster rate.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Portugal

It's a bit of a challenge, and a bit of shame.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Portugal

When we started our prep it was about the body recovering naturally, the body naturally acclimatising and adapting to what we were doing. It means that, when the tournament begins and you start using recovery methods, they make a bigger impact. It's a poor decision to only have a two-day turnaround. This is the showcase of our European game and the players should be given at least three days' recovery time before the final.feedback

Jul 22 2017

It's fun when the pressure comes on, with big crowds and you've got to produce your best. That's when you bring the best out of yourself.feedback

Jul 22 2017

For anyone who's worked so hard at their career to be at one of these events, it'd be stupid and foolish not to enjoy them and really manage that emotion. I always look back at the players, and when we first started out and were playing in front of not many spectators there was no pressure on our game.feedback

Jul 22 2017

If the Spanish team are getting it their way and they're controlling the ball, the sun's out and it's pass and move. But if they're facing their own goal or chasing a bit more, and they're having to compete for possession, then you start to see the other side of their game, the dark arts. It's a shame, but it's something you've got to deal with and manage, both the officials and the players. It's going to be about executing the right decisions under pressure.feedback

Jul 22 2017

Sometimes in Canada, we had to sacrifice some of our principles because we felt we were playing a superior side and we maybe weren't at a level we needed to be to execute our philosophy as well as we could. But now I feel much more confident that, no matter the opponent, we don't need to do that any more.feedback

Jul 22 2017 - Scottish independence

Before the tournament, there was a lot of talk about player unrest about bonuses with both Spain and Scotland. It was interesting to hear the coaches comment that they didn't get involved. I don't understand that. As a manager, my responsibility is to make sure my players are content and happy.feedback

Jul 22 2017

I've had the pleasure of meeting Verónica Boquete a few times, and she's a beautiful player and a beautiful person. But we're far better off without her being here.feedback

Jul 22 2017

It's going to be about making rational decisions. You can't choose not to react to Spain's behaviour, but you want to choose the right reaction. We've got to make sure that we always have clarity of thought in pressurised moments.feedback

Jul 22 2017

If that was the sole element of their game, I think you'd be really happy to go and watch them, but one of the reasons people find it hard to fall in love with the Spanish team is because they've got the other bit as well – the indiscipline, the feigning injury, the getting around the referee.feedback

Jul 22 2017

So we're aware of those dark arts that aren't the nicest part, and we have to manage them. It's a shame because Spain's possession football could make them the team that everyone wants to watch. But the reason people find it difficult to love them is because the other side of them can frustrate – not just the opponents, but supporters as well.feedback

Jul 22 2017

The players are focused on getting the emotional levels right. There's a fine line between being too relaxed and being too emotional. You don't want to be too relaxed where you don't have the intensity, and you don't want to get too emotional when you make irrational decisions.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Scottish independence

The message we're giving the players is simple, . These three weeks can change the next 50 years. Three weeks of hard work and we've got 50 years to live as legends. Three weeks to make history and live the rest of our lives as champions and winners.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Scottish independence

We talk a lot about using expectation as a positive. We haven't been at our best in recent games but we now expect to find a way to win and we've harnessed that. If we're not at our best against Scotland, the expectation will be the thing that drives us through.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Scottish independence

We're ready to do something special. In our hearts, we believe we can do something big but it's going to be tough.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Scottish independence

A lot of people probably think this is a banker for England, but Anna has some talented players, Scotland are very well organised and will make it difficult. We know the quality of Jane Ross [the Manchester City striker] who was the second top scorer in last season's Women's Super League.feedback

Jul 17 2017 - Scottish independence

The feeling in the camp at the moment is that we're ready to do something special.feedback

Jul 17 2017 - Scottish independence

The players need that information passed on to them in the right way but we're really pleased with the support we've got around the team. The players are in a comfortable place. We were practising our fire drills two days ago, that's how diligent we are. We're fortunate we've got a full-time security officer always with the team. She always amazes me with her level of experience, knowledge and expertise.feedback

Jun 09 2017 - World Cup

That heartache we suffered in the World Cup absolutely will be a weapon we will use in this tournament. Whether it be the experience of it, the raw emotion, all of it will be there, I hope, to push us over the line.feedback

Jun 09 2017 - Japan

We spend a lot of time, players and staff, working with people from other sports to understand what it takes to win. We need to find out what are they doing that football, with its blinkered mindset, hasn't taken on. A lot of the work we do with this team is very different from what is seen as the norm in football.feedback

Jun 09 2017 - Japan

There's been nothing on my mind since the whistle went against Japan than winning this event. All we ever talk about is how we are going to be the last team to come home.feedback

Jun 09 2017

We're looking at it that we're away from 5 June to 7 August which seems a really long time. So we try to have a good balance as to when we switch on. When we do switch on with this team we demand the highest of standards, work ethic, competitiveness, learning – all the key qualities to be the best on the planet. But when we switch off we want to have fun, we want to enjoy ourselves and we've got a great balance, I think.feedback

Jun 09 2017

That's no guarantee we'll win – of course it's not. We might lose our first two and be eliminated. But our focus is completely on doing everything we can to give us the best possible chance to win this event.feedback

Jun 09 2017

I believe this team has the ability to be the best in the world, 100%. There's been nothing on my mind since the final whistle of the [World Cup] semi-final than how we're going to win this event. I've never once discussed with the players about getting through the group, of getting to this stage or whatever. It's about winning.feedback

Jun 09 2017

I'm excited by the programme we've got, but like anything it's great to see it on paper, but it's the people that make it come alive. That's the staff, that's the players, that have to make it come alive and make it the best possible preparation camp they've ever had.feedback

Jun 09 2017

We'll be working hard on the training pitch to make sure we're fit, to make sure we understand what we're trying to do and to make sure that whatever the opponent throws at us we've got the relevant weapons to find a way to win. Refusing to go home, find a way to win, and staying together.feedback

Apr 21 2017

Lucy's got it all to be the best in her position in the world. She's athletic, skilful and does everything to win.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Scottish independence

Fran has shown incredible mental resilience over the last year to put her injury to one side and work so hard to put herself back into contention for this group, and I think that's something she'll look back on and reflect as a big moment in her career. She's in fantastic condition, a much stronger and more robust athlete than she was when she got the injury. And she's already playing games for Chelsea and it's typical Fran - two hat-tricks in 90 minutes of football for Chelsea reserves in two weeks.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Scottish independence

So she'll be ready come June 5 to train fully with the team, and if I look at her ability and quality to be a great team player, her talent's not in question.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Scottish independence

We've got to make sure the experience for the players there is as hard as it has ever been for them and they go into the tournament knowing no game will be as tough as some of our training sessions will be in June. They'll experience things they'll never experience in a competitive game but it'll put them in a good place.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Scottish independence

I've never been more clear that this is the right group of 23 women to represent England. These are the 23 that can do something special this summer. This is do-or-die for us. We've worked so hard over the last two years to get to this event and we've got to nail it, and when you've got to nail it you want people you can trust and rely upon, and who have been there, seen it and done it. This group ticks all those boxes. One thing I don't want to do is treat this Scotland game like another game.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Scottish independence

I can't wait to get over to Holland and get started.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Scottish independence

Whether we were playing out there on the grass, or at the European Championships, it's England versus Scotland. England will be ready for that game and we can't wait already to get right stuck into Scotland. We're aware of the challenge we're going to face. They've got some world-class players. If people look at Scotland and think they're not a team that can't be competitive this summer, they're absolutely wrong. But to top that group we need three points, so unfortunately for Scotland they're in the way of something we want to get to.feedback

Mar 04 2017

It's got to be to win in America. There's not been too many teams to do that. They have a very proud home record, so to come here and win is an important result for us. I'm just really proud of the team on the back of that France defeat.feedback

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