Fara demands more
Wednesday, 28 October, 2009
Hat-trick hero looking at the bigger picture after 8-0 win.
England’s hat-trick hero Fara Williams believes the players have to be more demanding of themselves, despite clocking up an 8-0 victory over Malta last weekend.
It was the first World Cup qualifying game of this campaign for Hope Powell’s side and whilst the win was paramount, Williams believes they should have added more goals to give themselves a better chance of reaching the Finals in Germany in the long term.
“The first aim was to get three points and that’s what we did,” said Williams, speaking to TheFA.com after the game.
“And the second aim was to get as many goals as we could because it could come down to goal difference in the end and Spain have already scored 13 against Malta.
“It’s good to get back playing for England and to get a win though and there are lots that we can take from this game, because against teams like Malta, with all respect, our quality just wasn’t good enough.
“We need to demand more of each other if we are to be able to go and beat the likes of the Germans in Finals.
“If we don’t demand more from ourselves against the lesser teams, it’s going to be a struggle for us against the better opposition.”
The Everton midfielder still managed to help herself to three goals in the game though, although she felt it could have been more both for her and the team against a limited Maltese side.
“I’m delighted to score and it’s not often you score a hat-trick for England,” she admitted. “But at the same time, I’m a bit disappointed that I wasn’t able to score more because there were opportunities there that I really should’ve taken and obviously I wasn’t clinical enough in front of goal.
“All of the games now are important though. Turkey in November will be a little bit harder for us but we’ll probably have a bit more information on them.”