Arsenal Women forward Danielle Carter says she’s fully focused on domestic matters after returning from a Spanish training camp with England.
The Lionesses were at La Manga for a 10-day training session. The camp was part of the Lionesses’ preparation for the SheBelieves Cup. England will lock horns with the likes of host nation USA, Germany and France.
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Carter was one of three Arsenal players named in the 30-woman squad, with Leah Williamson and Jordan Nobbs also named, by then-interim head coach Mo Marley, who said: “The camp will give us extra time to do some concentrated work on specific areas we have prioritised.
“After a well-earned break and time off in December, players will be ready to push on and prepare for the SheBelieves Cup, a tournament with outstanding teams where we will need to be at our best, and everyone will want to be a part of this.
“La Manga is crucial for our preparation and an ideal opportunity for players to compete for selection.”
Former England international Casey Stoney joined the technical staff as a player-to-coach apprentice. She’s working towards her UEFA A Licence and will be taking on a role alongside new head coach Phil Neville moving forward.
There’s big expectation for England ahead of the 2019 World Cup, with the Lionesses having finished semi-finalists in their last two major international tournaments – 2015 World Cup and 2017 European Championships.
Carter, for now, can turn her attentions to Arsenal success, having recently helped the Gunners into the final of the Conti Cup. Next up, though, is a trip to face Yeovil Town in the Women’s Cup on February 4.