White insists Neville has full support from his Lionesses
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.”