England drew 1-1 with Australia on Tuesday in a game they should have won 4-0 or 4-1, according to Phil Neville. Here are a few things we can take away from the game.
1England have trouble finishing teams off
The Lionesses created many chances and near chances playing attractive attacking football. The conversion rate wasn’t great with only one goal to show for those opportunities, alongside a disallowed one. 17 shots, six on target and one goal.
This is a problem shared by many top sides in women’s football. It was the same under Mark Sampson, albeit with a more defensive mindset and set-up.
It is obvious that Phil Neville has set his team to play attacking football. It seems he organises his team to do a mix of possession and direct play when needed. That flexibility is interesting. England have many pacy players who can do a great job on the break.
There is no doubt in my mind that his attacking style will reap the rewards soon. England have so many attacking options that they will end up putting the ball in the back of the net eventually.