White in­sists Neville has full sup­port from his Li­onesses

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Football - By Katie Why­att

Eng­land striker Ellen White in­sists that Phil Neville re­tains the full sup­port of his squad, as they pre­pare to host two-time world cham­pi­ons Ger­many in a friendly in front of 90,000 at Wem­b­ley on Satur­day.

White, side­lined fol­low­ing knee surgery, did not fea­ture for Eng­land dur­ing their run of five games with­out a win – which ended with a 1-0 vic­tory over Por­tu­gal last month – that has put pres­sure on Neville.

After mak­ing her first Manch­ester City ap­pear­ance of the sea­son last Wed­nes­day and be­ing asked if the squad still had faith in Neville, who will man­age the Team GB side at the 2020 Olympics as well as Eng­land at the 2021 home Eu­ros, she said: “Of course. He has been a great ad­di­tion to Eng­land and we are proud he is our man­ager.

“It’s tough. We’re ba­si­cally try­ing to get right for 2021. There’s go­ing to be a lot of changes – dif­fer­ent sys­tems, dif­fer­ent per­son­nel – and there may not be great per­for­mances in that. But we’re in a good place now,” she added.

“Ul­ti­mately, it’s all for one goal, and that is to be peak­ing and per­form­ing for 2021.

“It’s been chal­leng­ing watch­ing, but I’ve been speak­ing to a lot of the girls and I un­der­stand from the whole group what we want to achieve.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.