Karen Carney believes England can go all out and win the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
England will face Nigeria within the final 16 on Monday, after ending the group stage with an emphatic 6-1 win in opposition to China.
Lauren James was the star of the present as she scored twice and assisted 3 times – and a hat-trick was cruelly denied by VAR.
Speaking at an occasion with Powerleague forward of internet hosting a sequence of free soccer coaching classes for younger feminine gamers at Shepherds Bush on Aug. 16, Carney mentioned she felt extra assured in England’s probabilities after the win over China.
She mentioned: ‘I definitely think England can win the World Cup and I’m much more assured now after the efficiency in China.
English legend Karen Carney is satisfied that the Lionesses can win the World Cup this summer time
Carney has praised Lauren James because the ‘best player of the tournament’ after the group stage
“There is a lot of faith in the England team now that they can give it their all. I think we have to get behind them and push them to achieve something special.
“Tournament football is all about peaking at the right time and we have already seen some big teams leave the tournament. I think England has a lot more gears in them.
“I want us to show the world why we are European champions and why we are one of the best teams. We deserve more credit, so I hope we can start and show the world.”
The former England worldwide added that she isn’t stunned that James is the perfect participant of the match to date.
She mentioned: ‘Lauen James has been the best player in the World Cup so far and I’m not stunned in any respect. Lauren is an important participant for England and her contribution to the video games has been excellent. We all know her expertise and her capacity.
“It was just when the opportunity would arise for the rest of the world to see what we’ve known for a long time. She’s been incredible and it looks effortless on her. We just need to give her the platform to do what she does best and support her in that.
“I’m not surprised how well Lauren James is playing at her first World Cup. It’s good for her to come on stage raw, without knowing what such a tournament feels like and what pressure it can bring.
“Lauren seems to enjoy it and we are so lucky to have a talent like us in her. She’s excellent.’
Carney speaking at an event with Powerleague ahead of her coaching of young girls at Powerleague Shepherds Bush on August 16
Carney said England “need to be at their best” to beat Nigeria within the spherical of 16 on Monday
Carney additionally praised Sarina Wiegman for switching to a “brilliant” 3-5-2 formation in opposition to China for bringing out “the best out of every player.”
It’s not all constructive for England although, as England are lacking a number of key gamers on this match, together with Beth Mead, whereas there’s uncertainty over Kiera Walsh’s participation within the match after she was taken off on a stretcher of their second group stage match with Denmark.
Carney mentioned, “If you try to get someone to do what Kiera Walsh is doing, you’re coming loose. I’ve played with Kiera and against her, and she’s undoubtedly one of the best players in the world.
“Without Kiera we have to do something different and that’s exactly what we did against China. It worked and it was better for the team with the available players. We will miss Kiera and I hope she comes back soon.”
Carney additionally pointed to Nigeria’s largest menace being striker Asisat Oshoala, including that England have to be ‘at their best’ to progress to the quarter-finals.
Former England midfielder Carney will coach younger gamers at Powerleague Shepherds Bush, with the England legend conducting a sequence of teaching drills and overseeing five-on-five video games earlier than participating in meet and greets the place ladies could have the possibility to take pictures. create and obtain signatures.
Karen Carney spoke to Powerleague forward of internet hosting a sequence of free ladies’ soccer coaching classes at Powerleague Shepherds Bush on Wednesday sixteenth August. You can discover extra info on the Powerleague web site here.