Alessia Russo has mentioned England‘s Euro 2022 winners are prepared for the problem of going through world champions United States in an “superb” event at Wembley Stadium in October.
Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses, who claimed England girls’s first main trophy by beating Germany within the remaining at Wembley on Sunday, will face the four-time World Cup winners for the primary time since 2020 in a pleasant on Oct 7.
Curiosity within the recreation led to the English Soccer Affiliation’s web site crashing briefly resulting from demand for tickets following the announcement on Tuesday, with as many as 45,000 followers held in a web based queue at one stage.
Manchester United ahead Russo, who emerged as a star of the event after scoring a back-heeled aim through the 4-0 semifinal win in opposition to Sweden, believes that beating the U.S. is the following large goal for the Lionesses.
“They [USWNT] have all the time been [the benchmark],” Russo instructed ESPN. “In the event you consider girls’s soccer, you consider what the USWNT have achieved previously.
“To win so many main competitions is a credit score to them and their programme. I used to develop up watching World Cups after I was youthful, and U.S. all the time appear to return out on high, so to take them on at Wembley Stadium will likely be superb.
“I feel we’re able to tackle whoever. Clearly there’s nonetheless plenty of work to be achieved, however we have had a fantastic event and we simply hope that we are able to preserve getting higher and preserve happening to successful increasingly more.”
Since beating Germany within the Euro 2022 remaining, over 20,000 tickets have been bought for England’s World Cup qualifier in opposition to Luxembourg in Stoke subsequent month and the conflict with the USWNT is anticipated to be a sell-out at Wembley. Over 87,000 followers attended the Euro 2022 remaining to make it the largest crowd ever recorded at a Euros recreation, in each the lads’s and girls’s recreation.
Russo, who spent two years enjoying within the U.S. School recreation with North Carolina Tar Heels, admits she has been shocked by the surge in curiosity within the recreation, which has been elevated by the arranging of the U.S. conflict.
“It is loopy,” she mentioned. “I feel when you instructed us that a number of months in the past, we would not have believed you.
“However yeah, what a time to tackle the likes of USWNT, who’re ranked so extremely on the planet and have such an enormous historical past of successful. That’ll be an incredible recreation.”