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England's Keira Walsh says World Cup whirlwind seems to have passed in a blink

Monday 01 Jul 2019
Keira Walsh and Leah Williamson celebrate together at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

England’s Keira Walsh admits time is flying by so quickly for the Lionesses’ World Cup squad.

The Manchester City midfielder has been a key part of Phil Neville’s team in France, sitting in front of the defence to provide both cover and a passing option before utilising her own distribution skills.

And as England prepare for Tuesday’s semi-final with the USA in Lyon, having won all five of their matches in the competition so far, the 22-year-old knows what they need to do in their remaining two.

"We've played so well so far and getting to the semi-final is an incredible achievement,” said Walsh, speaking on Sunday’s Lionesses Daily show alongside team-mate Abbie McManus.

“So we're just looking to go one further now.

"When you look back, we've played five games and it seems to be over so quick.”

Keira Walsh admits their time in France has flown by as they approach the final week

Whatever happens in Tuesday’s game, by reaching the semi-final, the group will now be across the Channel until next weekend for either Sunday’s World Cup Final in Lyon or the third-place game in Nice the previous day.

After being in France for the best part of a month, with a heat-wave across the country over the last two weeks, Walsh admits it’s been an adventure.

"The weather's not been great for me, with my pale skin and ginger hair,” she laughs.

“But it feels like it's gone really quick and it’s been sick.”

You can watch the Lionesses Daily via Twitter, with a replay being shown on the official England YouTube channel.

By FA Staff