Injury rules out Walsh, but it’s not an ACL knee problem, confirms scans. Manager Sarina Wiegman remains uncertain about the duration of Walsh’s absence.
Stanway humorously commented on feeling more mature and hinted at taking on a more defensive role.
She stated, “I’ve established a leadership role through my style of play. I have confidence in my game and have maintained consistency since the Euros.”
She continued, “I aim to sustain that momentum and demonstrate leadership through my actions. I’m not afraid to communicate, so I’ll try to fulfill both roles.”
Stanway acknowledged Walsh’s unintentional influence as the “best teacher” and praised her contributions.
Wiegman’s team only needs a point or better in Tuesday’s match to progress as Group D winners.
Walsh, widely regarded as one of the top midfielders globally, played almost the entire duration of Euro 2022 and had developed a strong partnership with Stanway before her injury during the 1-0 victory against Denmark on Friday.
Walsh’s role primarily involved holding the midfield with creative flair, while Stanway had more freedom to venture forward.
Stanway expressed empathy for her injured teammate, who is also her best friend and pledged support. She emphasized the need for all 22 players to step up and perform for Walsh in Tuesday’s match, as she will be watching.
Stanway emphasized the importance of maintaining discipline and not solely focusing on attacking, highlighting the influence of playing alongside Walsh as an unknowing teacher.
She concluded by acknowledging Walsh’s trust in whoever takes the field.
The post Georgia Stanway Of England Eagerly Embraces Role As Keira Walsh’s Replacement In World Cup Group Finale appeared first on SurgeZirc UK.