Mark Sampson wants England's Women to keep on improving

Wednesday 07 May 2014
Mark Sampson's side have won all five World Cup qualifiers to date

It is difficult to improve on perfection – but, despite a 100 per cent record in World Cup qualifying, without conceding a single goal, Mark Sampson wants his England Women’s side to keep progressing.

The Three Lions take on Ukraine at Shrewsbury Town’s Greenhous Meadow, aiming to make it six wins from six on the road to Canada 2015. Last time out they eased to a 9-0 win over Montenegro.

Anatoliy Kutsev’s side are unbeaten after their three qualifiers and Sampson believes England are ready for the challenge.

He told FATV: “We want to improve every time we get together. It has been another positive week for us. We feel that we’re in a really good place to cross the white line and give it a good shot.”

The Head Coach continued: “It’s going to be a tough game. We know a lot about Ukraine. They are going to be well organised and they have got some real threats on the counter attack.

“We’re looking forward to playing in front of a good crowd, on a good surface, hopefully put in a good performance and get a result which we all want.

“First and foremost we want to perform well. It’s a big challenge to keep on improving and so far the players have done well.

“Hopefully, by the end of Thursday we will be in a better position as a group and if that’s the case I’m sure we’ll get the result we want.”

Watch the full FATV interview with Sampson above

By Glenn Lavery