2023 WWC: England coach Wiegman Salutes Super Falcons

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England head coach, Sarina Wiegman has acknowledged the Super Falcons made things difficult for her side but praised their enduring spirit in the game.

The Three Lionesses were pinned back for most of the game.

Their task was made more difficult after Lauren James was sent off on 87 minutes.

Wiegman’s side rarely threatened their opponent in extra time but put up a resolute display at the back.

In the end, it was the European champions that claimed a 4-2 penalty shootout win.

The Dutchman hailed his players for their strong character in the game.

“Lots of things are going through my head but the first thing is we stuck together as a team. It was a very, very hard game, then we had a red card and made it through extra time and then penalties, and how we did that as a team, we just kept going,” Wiegman was quoted by FIFA.com.

“I’m so proud of them. It says so much about this team. Not one game has been easy. We knew before this game, we said this is not an easy game, they are very organised, very physical and that’s exactly what we saw but we made it through and I’m really happy.”

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