England women want to become dominant like All Blacks – Phil Neville


England received the SheBelieves Cup in February, beating Japan and Brazil and drawing with hosts the US
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England women’s manager Phil Neville says his players are attempting to be talked about of their sport the intention the All Blacks are in rugby union.

Neville said his group are attempting to make into “among the excellent teams on this planet” over the next five to 10 years.

“[We were] talking about objectives. I needed them to advise ‘decide the World Cup’ but they went bigger,” Neville said.

“I changed into cherish, ‘wow, they’re pondering bigger than I believed they had been’. I had to readjust my very own objectives.”

He said his players immediate him they “are attempting to be talked about cherish the All Blacks, dawdle away legacies that the younger younger other folks of at this time will consistently undergo in mind”.

The Lionesses proceed their preparations for this summer season’sWorld Cup with a pleasant against Canada in Manchester on Friday.

England beat Canada 2-1 within the quarter-finals of the 2015 World Cup and Neville expects them to treat his group as a “scalp” given their fresh appropriate salvage, which observed them decide the SheBelieves Cup with victories over Brazil and Japan and a design with reigning world champions the US.

“If I changed into within the Canada aspect or the manager, I could well be pondering, ‘let’s salvage moral into England – they’ve correct received the SheBelieves, they’re talking about worthwhile the World Cup’,” Neville said.

“We’re a scalp. So for me, or no longer it is a quiz of how can my players tackle that?”

‘Brutal’ rehab for Christiansen

Neville additionally offered an replace on injured midfielder Izzy Christiansen, who has returned to her membership Lyon to proceed her “brutal” rehabilitation.

Neville, who hopesChristiansen will recuperate from the ankle narratein time for the summer season, said: “Izzy changed into with us on Monday.

“She’s long gone lend a hand to Lyon now because we wish her to have one-to-one therapy, virtually 24 hours a day.”

England play a second pleasant against Spain in Swindon on 9 April. The World Cup begins in France on 7 June, with the Lionesses’ opening recreation against Scotland on 9 June.

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