Brent Hills says England's last two games were inspired by summer's Euro failure
Brent Hills believes his side's impressive performance against Turkey was inspired by their Euro 2013 disappointment.
England cruised to an 8-0 win at Fratton Park in their second World Cup qualifier, five days after they put six unanswered goals past Belarus in Bournemouth.
Toni Duggan bagged a hat-trick, Eniola Aluko and Ellen White each notched a brace and Natasha Dowie rounded things off with 15 minutes remaining.
And Hills revealed: "They still have a bit of pride over what didn't happen in the Euros and they wanted to make amends for it, and rightly so.
"You can very easily take your foot off the pedal. We didn't score as many goals in the second half but I actually thought we kept going and tried to do the right things, which is pleasing.
"When you have a tough time, it hurts. People want to rebound. It's painful to go through what everyone had to go through in the summer. It refocuses your mind and it makes you kick-on again.
"They're a talented group and they all know they're not safe so they need to fight for a position and they've done so.
"There's no secret formula, you just emphasise the basics - it's hard work on the training field."
The Three Lions' Interim Head Coach also reserved a word of praise for debutant Gemma Bonner, who played alongside Casey Stoney in the heart of defence.
Hills added: "I think Gemma had a steady game.
"She is a good player and she's had a good season at Liverpool. She's got talent that she really could turn into a top centre half.
"I know her well from the Under-23s so I've seen her play against Germany and America and she's done well, so she deserved a chance. She's trained very well this week and there's good competition at centre half."