Euro 2022 final: No fears for England and Sarina Wiegman ahead of Germany showdown
Sarina Wiegman says England fear no one going into Sunday’s Euro 2022 final against Germany at Wembley.
England have stormed to the final after thumping Sweden, the No2 ranked team in the world, 4-0 in the semi-finals. Before that, the Lionesses cruised through the group stage, winning all their games and scoring 14 unanswered goals.
England are unbeaten in 19 games since Wiegman was appointed, scoring over 100 goals, and ahead of Sunday’s final with eight-time European champions Germany, the Dutch women was in a confident mood.
“When you are in the final then you are one of the best teams in the tournament,” said Wiegman. “I think we have a very good team too and we don’t fear anyone. I think at some point it (Sunday’s game) might be a little physical. Germany can play very direct, straight-forward.
“So that’s what we expect, we did see some things that we might want to exploit, but we’ll see that tomorrow.”
Germany head coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg has said all the pressure is on England ahead of Sunday’s final, but Wiegman disagreed with that.
“Did she also say why? I think the pressure is on both,” said Wiegman. “We both want to win the final and we both have a very good squad. I think it is going to be a very tight game. It is going to be exciting.
“We don’t feel more or less pressure. It’s just a game. It’s a very exciting game with two very good teams, who both want to win.”
England have been receiving messages of support during their run to the final, including from England legend David Beckham, and men’s manager Gareth Southgate has been in touch too.
“Before the tournament, during the tournament, during the season,” said Wiegman. “We had some conversations already, so we catch up once in a while. He’s really committed to our team and really wants us to do well.”