Faye White hopes England can beat a higher ranked team in a knockout tie for the first time in their history to progress to the final of the Women’s World Cup
Former England women’s captain Faye White believes England’s ability to utilise the full squad has played a huge part in their run to the World Cup semi-finals.
Head coach Mark Sampson has used every member of his squad – bar the third choice goalkeeper Carly Telford – in the tournament and has mixed up his team selections and formations.
David Beckham has led the praise after Samson made two changes to the team that defeated Norway in the round of 16 on Monday with Jill Scott and Jodie Taylor coming in for Fran Kirby and Toni Duggan and White believes the strength in depth within the England squad has been the backbone of their success.
“He’s believed in every player. It just shows the depth England have now. Over the years that’s been building and building but to be able to change that keeps the other team guessing. What are they going to do? Who are they going to bring on? What are the threats going to be? He’s obviously done his homework but he’s still relatively inexperienced as an international manager.”