England defender Laura Bassett believes Sweden defeat could spur on Lionesses
Laura Bassett believes England's 4-1 loss to Sweden on Thursday will act as a wake-up call ahead of next week's European Championship.
The Three Lions went ahead through Ellen White in Uddevalla but were pegged back by Antonia Goransson's 29th-minute equaliser.
And Lotta Schelin netted a brace either side of Caroline Seger's cool finish early in the second half to complete a comprehensive win for the Euro 2013 hosts.
But Bassett reckons the defeat should spur England on with their Group C opener against Spain just seven days away.
She told FATV: "This might turn out quite healthy for us in a strange kind of way.
"We'll look at our own game and how we can improve as a team because that's what we've got to be striving for.
"At this level you need to be pedantic. You've got to be harsh on yourself if you want to move forward and be the best.
"After last week's result (against World Cup holders Japan) we were really positive going into (the Sweden) game. I think it was a shock to us all."
And despite the heavy defeat, the Birmingham City defender, who replaced Casey Stoney at half time, was still keen to take some positives from England's final warm-up game.
Bassett added: "We created chances, we got the goal. I think we had the beating of both their full backs, so our wide players were attacking well (and) a variety of players got minutes which is really good going into a tournament."
Watch the full interview with Bassett on FATV below.