White calls for more cutting edge
Tuesday, 20 September, 2011
Ellen White says England have to convert their chances against Slovenia.
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Ellen White says England have to be more clinical in front of goal when they take on Slovenia on Thursday in their second Euro 2013 qualifier.
The Three Lions scored just twice in Saturday’s draw with Serbia despite creating over 30 goalscoring chances and White has urged her side to regain their composure in front of goal.
“We should have beaten Serbia, we know that,” said White, in summary of the game in Belgrade. “We got a bit sloppy towards the end of the game and we didn’t take our chances. We were cruising in the first half so it was disappointing to come away with a point, but a draw is better than losing.
“We did shooting practice in Serbia and we’ve worked on it this week as well,” she continued. “And as a striker you want to be scoring goals. Unfortunately we didn’t have that clinical edge on Saturday, but hopefully we can change that on Thursday, especially with all the work we’ve put in over the past few days. We can't afford to miss so many chances again.”
White also believes England might have to win all of their remaining Group 6 qualifiers to make it to the Euro Finals in Sweden in two years’ time.
“We are pleased we got the point [against Serbia] but it obviously makes life a little bit harder going into the remaining group games we’ve got left,” she said. “We’ve probably got to win every game now. But we’re just looking ahead to Thursday for now and getting the three points against Slovenia.
“We have had a look at them and identified their strengths and weaknesses and hopefully we can break them down and get the win. We have to learn from what happened in Serbia and move on.”
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