‘What is going on on right here?’ – Wiegman stunned by England’s ‘particular’ victory over Norway

Sarina Wiegman has reacted to England’s “particular” win over Norway on Monday evening within the group phases of the European Championships.

England received their house European Championships off to an ideal begin final week as they beat Austria of their group opener at Previous Trafford in entrance of over 68,000 followers.

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They knew pre-match on Monday {that a} win over Norway of their second group sport can be sufficient to ebook their place within the quarter-finals.

The Lionesses by no means allowed Norway to get going as Georgia Stanway fired the hosts forward from the penalty spot within the twelfth minute. Lauren Hemp doubled their benefit a couple of minutes later.

The house nation turned on the type at Brighton’s AMEX Stadium earlier than the interval as Ellen White and Beth Mead each netted braces to make it 6-0.

A scintillating displaying was topped off after the restart. Alessia Russo added a seventh earlier than Mead accomplished her hat-trick.

Norway solely registered one shot on the right track as they’d no reply for England’s brilliance. This win is now the most important within the historical past of the competitors. 

Wiegman mentioned after her facet’s emphatic win that they’ll “keep grounded” after they “benefit from the second”:

“It was a really particular evening. We didn’t count on to make such a giant win as we did, however we performed very well, we actually exploited their weaknesses and we’re actually completely happy,” Wiegman advised BBC Sport.

“However on the similar time, it’s only one sport. We all know we’re via now, we’ll simply benefit from the second after which we simply actually keep grounded and go to the subsequent sport.”

When requested what her response was to be 6-0 forward at half-time, Wiegman responded: “What’s happening right here? That was going via my thoughts.

“We performed properly, Norway didn’t have the solutions to our sport, they didn’t get a press on us and we simply labored very well, created probabilities, scored probabilities, and it was very pleasurable to observe.”

Hat-trick hero Mead mentioned post-match that she is “loving being a part of this workforce”:

“I’m actually having fun with my soccer, I like being a part of this workforce. Actually, it’s an unbelievable feeling to really feel how I do proper now,” she mentioned.

“I maintain saying it, however I can’t put it into phrases, actually. I’m simply loving being right here, loving being a part of this workforce and having fun with each minute.

“I don’t suppose I even dreamt of this, however I’m simply so completely happy I can get the targets once more to assist the workforce. Unbelievable evening. I can’t imagine it.”



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