England Women head coach Sarina Wiegman assured the fans that the team will not rest on their laurels as they look to build on their superb start to World Cup qualifying. Before Weigman took over, the Lionesses had lost seven of their last 11 games under Neville before losing two out of three under caretaker Hege Riise. Weigman took over in September and under her, the Lionesses have scored 32 goals while conceding none.

“I’m totally convinced we will not drop (our level),” England Women boss Sarina Wiegman said. “We will just try to improve our style of play again. Make sure we are prepared for Austria, know how they play, what we want to do, how we get our game to the next level, and focus on that, and hopefully that brings us another win and some goals. They have a pretty experienced team. They have been growing, they have a very clear style of play, and are well organized. I expect a tougher game than any we have played so far.”

“They had a hard time against Northern Ireland,” she added. “They have good players, a lot of them play in Germany so we expect a good competitive match, although I do think – and hope – that we will have more possession than them. It’s going to be a special one and hopefully, she will get a great performance for herself and for us as a team. I hope we score a lot of goals again and it doesn’t really matter who scores the goals.”

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