Alex Scott says Sweden result will be used to help England in their Euro preparations
Alex Scott says England will learn from their warm-up defeat against Sweden, with another week still to go until Euro 2013 kicks-off.
The Three Lions suffered a 4-1 loss against their hosts on Thursday evening, which was a first defeat in eleven games for Hope Powell’s side.
But with home nation Sweden amongst the favourites to win the Finals, the Arsenal defender believes it was important to have a tough test ahead of their opener against Spain next Friday.
Scott told FATV: "We're taking the positives out of it and we wanted a test like that going into the tournament.
"No-one wants to see 4-1 on that scoreline, but it was a good test for us and it's just about consistency.
"All that matters to us is that we go into that first game on a high.”
England did take the lead in Uddevalla through Ellen White’s early strike.
But the Swedes hit back and goals from Antonia Goransson and Caroline Seger along with a brace from Lotta Schelin meant a comfortable win.
While it was a disappointing result for Powell and her squad, Scott believes England can learn more from this game and get to work on improving over the next week.
She added: "We'll analyse our performances individually and as a team.
"We've got eight days until the tournament so there's still stuff that we can work on and we're just focused on doing the job in the first game against Spain now.
"We haven't been beaten in a long time and no-one likes to lose but we're glad it happened today and not in tournament play.
"It gives us that extra buzz to start the tournament on a high and up our performance again.”
Watch the full interview with Alex on FATV below.