Scotland captain Rachel Corsie has branded these questioning their integrity forward of Tuesday’s Ladies’s Nations League recreation with England “extraordinarily disrespectful”.
World Cup runners-up England want a high-scoring win towards already-relegated Scotland to say high spot within the group, the end required to maintain the Lionesses in competition to safe Paris 2024 Olympic qualification for Nice Britain.
With England success on that entrance the one approach Scottish gamers will be capable of play on the Video games, Andries Jonker, head coach of group leaders the Netherlands, described the state of affairs as “unusual”.
However forward of internet hosting England at Hampden Park on Tuesday, Corsie hit out at these daring to name Scotland’s integrity into query.
“In truth, I feel it is extraordinarily disrespectful,” the 34-year-old mentioned. “It is an enormous insult to us.
“To have performed for my nation as a few years as I’ve, to know the women sitting in there [the dressing room], those who need to be right here however are injured and can’t be right here, it is completely outrageous to query anybody’s integrity.”
How can groups qualify for the Olympics?
- France have already certified for the Olympics as hosts, and have certified for the Nations League finals as Group A2 winners.
- Europe can have three groups on the Olympics, that means the 2 highest-finishing groups on the Nations League finals may even go to the Olympics.
- World Cup winners Spain have additionally certified for the Nations League finals.
Corsie added: “It is a recreation we completely stay up for.
“The place we’re within the group is troublesome as a result of it is not the place we need to be, however on the identical time we’ve got the chance to complete the 12 months towards a group that is likely one of the finest and is a large rivalry for our nation.
“To get the prospect to play England at Hampden Park is one thing everyone seems to be relishing.”
Wiegman: No approach Scotland will assist England
England boss Sarina Wiegman has burdened there may be “no approach” Scotland are going to “give away” the sport when the perimeters meet at Hampden Park on Tuesday of their ultimate Nations League group fixture.
Wiegman instructed a press convention on Monday: “I perceive the conversations about it. However you probably have seen our group, seen Scotland and know the historical past of Scotland and England, then there isn’t any approach that they will give away this recreation. They actually need to beat England and we need to beat them, in fact.
“There’s such a rivalry that that’s completely not going to be the case. We noticed it once we performed in England (a 2-1 win for England in September).
“I haven’t got the answer. That is the primary time we have performed the Nations League, and the way are you going to unravel this example? Possibly you don’t need them in the identical group, however then if Scotland topped one other group, we topped one and we went into the finals, you’d have the identical state of affairs.
“It is nearly truthful play, about soccer, and in soccer everybody desires to win, and we all know the rivalry.
“We’ve skilled gamers right here who actually need to present up – England gamers and Scottish gamers. I feel it’ll be recreation the place everybody desires to carry out at their highest stage.”
Ought to there be any concern over Scotland strategy?
Sky Sports activities Information reporter Gail Davis:
“It is a very unusual state of affairs that Sarina Wiegman finds herself in. She understands the feedback from the Netherlands’ supervisor that this recreation and its integrity is questionable.
“England simply have to crack on and pay attention to the situations forward of them. If the Netherlands are profitable [against Belgium], then England have to be profitable themselves, by not less than 4 objectives.
“England actually have the firepower however they only must get the job executed.”