Sarina Wiegman acknowledged that England “can do better” after her side’s narrow victory against Austria in the Euro 2022 curtain raiser at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
“Overall I’m happy and not frustrated,” the Lionesses’ manager said after Beth Mead’s fine early finish secured a 1-0 Group A win in front of a Women’s European Championship record attendance of almost 69,000 at Manchester United’s home.
“But I just think we can do better. It’s hard to say if nerves had an effect but we didn’t keep the ball well enough. We were sloppy on the ball at times.