England’s 2022 Women’s Euro against Austria LIVE: Mead seals the Lions’ victory at the frantic Old Trafford at the start of Euro 2022

Sarina Wiegman reacts

Speaking to BBC Sport, the head of England said:

“It’s the first game of the tournament and very important to win the game and start well.

“We showed different faces in this match. Some good, some not so good.

“In the second half we were too careless with the ball and we weren’t good enough in the transition.

“We should have scored a few times, but we didn’t give up.

“Don’t underestimate Austria, it’s a very strong team. Overall, I’m happy.

“It was a great goal [by Beth Mead] and a great finish. Keeping calm was the hard part, as the ball bounced and she had to control it.

“I’m not frustrated [that we didn’t score more goals] but we can do better than that.

“We’ve made some huge plays, but we need to be a little calmer in the final phase.

“We have to recover and then we will review the match and see Norway and prepare for them.

“The atmosphere was so amazing. That’s what we want.”

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