‘Nothing better than playing at Wembley’ – Mead excited about England’s Wembley return | OneFootball

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·1 December 2023

‘Nothing better than playing at Wembley’ – Mead excited about England’s Wembley return

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Returning England forward Beth Mead says that nothing beats the experience of playing at Wembley Stadium.

Mead is expected to be named in the England squad for the first time in over a year when the Lionesses face The Netherlands at the national stadium this evening.

England have enjoyed some of their greatest days playing at Wembley and Mead says that the experience of turning out at the national stadium is unrivalled.


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“We love playing at Wembley and the fans have always been incredible each time we’ve played there,” Mead said when speaking in an England media session.

“It is the home of England, it is where you want to be playing every game. There’s nothing better than playing at Wembley in front of a big crowd again. More than 75,000 tickets have been sold and hopefully, it’ll be close to a sell-out.

“We love playing there as a team and it is always a proud moment to walk out there.”

Mead has been steadily regaining her fitness after recovering from an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury and the player says that she is going from strength-to-strength with every outing.

She said “Each game that I have played, I have been feeling more confident, like myself again.

“I hope that I can help the team in any way. I will still do what I have always done on and off the pitch to the best of my ability and hopefully, I can help at some point during the camp.”

England’s latest opponents The Netherlands won the reverse fixture 2-1 back in September. The Lionesses need to go for goals at Wembley this evening and Mead is expecting a great spectacle.

“Both teams are very clever footballing teams,” she said. “It’s going to be a very good game, especially for the neutral. Every game we play against them is exciting and there’s always goals, hopefully, more for us. It’ll be a great game and hopefully, I’ll be a part of it.”

England’s UEFA Women’s Nations League fixture against The Netherlands kicks-off at 7.45pm.

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