England will be looking to make it to the Euro 2022 semi-finals on Wednesday night. But they face a tough task to progress as they take on pre-tournament favourites Spain in what is set to be a fascinating encounter at Brighton’s Amex Community Stadium.
Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses were superb in the group stages, beating Austria 1-0, Norway 8-0 and Northern Ireland 5-0. Spain have been less convincing so far, but still made it out of their group and have plenty of quality in their ranks to trouble the hosts.
It has been confirmed that Wiegman will be on the sidelines as she has recovered after testing positive for Covid. And the former Dutch international sounded in optimistic mood heading into the clash.
“They (Spain) are missing two key players in (Jennifer) Hermoso and (Alexia) Putellas, but I still think they’re a very good team,” she said. “They’re very tight on the ball, but we have also seen over the last few games that they have some vulnerabilities.
“It’s all about trying to use our strengths and exploit their weaknesses. We know that if we’re a little deeper on the pitch, there will be a lot of space because of their attacking style of play. We are aware of that. Absolutely it’s going to be a top game tomorrow and I hope we will be successful.”
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