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England can still get better after 6-0 win over Scotland – Sampson

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England can still improve despite thumping arch-rivals Scotland 6-0 in their opening match at Women’s Euro 2017, says manager Mark Sampson. Jodie Taylor scored a hat-trick, while Ellen White, Jordan Nobbs and Toni Duggan were also on target.

The Lionesses, who are fifth in the world rankings, face Spain and Portugal in their remaining group games. “This team is a work in progress – we’re not the finished product yet,” said Sampson.

“The exciting part for me is how good we can become over the next five matches. These players enjoy the pressure, they thrive in it and this was the stage they were born to be at.

“With every good performance they put in, it excites me more for how far they can go. We could be the best team in the world.” England can still improve despite thumping arch-rivals Scotland 6-0 in their opening match at Women’s Euro 2017, says manager Mark Sampson. Jodie Taylor scored a hat-trick, while Ellen White, Jordan Nobbs and Toni Duggan were also on target.

The Lionesses, who are fifth in the world rankings, face Spain and Portugal in their remaining group games. “This team is a work in progress – we’re not the finished product yet,” said Sampson.

“The exciting part for me is how good we can become over the next five matches. These players enjoy the pressure, they thrive in it and this was the stage they were born to be at.

“With every good performance they put in, it excites me more for how far they can go. We could be the best team in the world.” Taylor’s hat-trick was the first by an England Women player at the finals of a major tournament, and the first any nation has scored at the Women’s Euros since 1997. -AFP

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