Leah Williamson leaves England camp and will miss USA showdown | England women’s football team

Leah Williamson, the England captain, will miss the team’s Wembley showdown with the World Cup holders, USA, on Friday and the fit towards the Czech Republic on Tuesday following review on an harm sustained in coaching.

Williamson, who used to be observed in a boot and on crutches at England’s coaching base in south-west London, used to be showed as having returned to Arsenal for her rehabilitation, with main points of her harm undisclosed. She joins Alessia Russo and Lucy Parker, who’ve additionally left the camp with harm.

Chloe Kelly, the ahead who scored the winner towards Germany within the Euro 2022 ultimate in the summertime, stated: “Leah’s a great leader and of course we’ll miss her. We have such great depth in our squad and such great strength in our squad. There are so many great leaders with experience.

“So, it’s all about coming together in these moments when you do lose a player like Leah and supporting Leah now in her rehab.”

The Lionesses are again on the lodge and coaching base in Teddington that hosted them right through the historical summer season and Kelly is hoping that may encourage some just right reminiscences.

“When we came back into the Lensbury it literally felt like we were back and that we’d only been away for a few days,” Kelly stated.

“I feel like our mindset has changed on to the World Cup.

We had such a great summer and that gives you so much positive energy around the group, everyone is just excited to learn and excited to get back on the pitch together. We had so much fun off the pitch too. It was brilliant, we just enjoyed each other’s company and we had great times together as a team. So coming back here brings back so many memories.”

Chloe Kelly in England training
Chloe Kelly says she is hungry for extra luck. Photograph: Naomi Baker/The FA/Getty Images

The supervisor, Sarina Wiegman, has spoken a few want to stay up for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand subsequent summer season and no longer spend time living at the European Championship win.

“That’s definitely true,” Kelly stated, “but it’s also about reflecting on the summer and where we can be even better. Of course, next year we have another tournament and with it being so close together it gives you the opportunity to reflect on where you can improve, but it being around the corner it doesn’t give you too long. You can’t celebrate for too long.”

The global champions, whose closing defeat used to be on the Olympic Games towards Canada 14 months in the past, go back and forth to England with a much-changed facet from the one who beat them within the 2019 World Cup semi‑ultimate. “It’s another young team with young players but we expect another physical challenge for us,” Kelly stated. “The league over there is brilliant, too. We need to know the threats they pose, technically as well, because they’re a great team and we can’t get carried away with thinking they’re just physical. They’re going to challenge us in different ways and we have to be ready for that challenge.”

After a whirlwind summer season, Kelly is fuelled by means of a want for extra luck and admitted it’s what helps to keep her grounded. “It is quite easy, to be fair,” Kelly stated of maintaining her toes at the floor. “Because I want to experience that winning feeling even more. One medal round your neck is probably not enough. I just want to win. To do it with such a great bunch of girls it makes you so much more hungry to get back on the pitch.

“I was so excited to just get back on the pitch and learn, because obviously I am so young so I want to experience these winning feelings so much more in my career.”

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