Brighton forward Katie Robinson reflects on his start for the Lionesses in their 2-1 victory against Italy in Arnold Clark Cup
Brighton Hove and Albion striker Katie Robinson made her first start for England in their 2-1 win against Italy. Robinson provided an assist for one of England’s goals, setting up Rachel Daly.
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Robinson and Daly paired up for the first time up front for the Lionesses as England beat Italy 2-1. The 20-year-old Robinson was pleased with how she linked up with Daly.
“We’ve never played with each other, so it’s new,” Robinson said when speaking to the media after the match. “I think I needed to relax a bit when I was on the ball and get some more early crosses in and when I did that, she scored.
“We ground out the win in the end. We were dominant and had many chances, so overall, we’re happy with the result. We’ve now recorded two wins, so it puts us in good stead (to win the tournament).”
Lionesses looked much more energetic with Robinson on their side, especially in the first half. Sarina Weigman will have a headache picking her team in the future.
She said: “This is only my second camp, so I’m just trying to learn as much as possible and integrate myself. Training is of such high quality and it makes me raise my standards and hopefully, I can start to bring something to the team when I’m on the pitch.
“We always want to have fluidity and we spoke about switching positions. Obviously, when Lauren (Hemp) goes up to take a corner, we swap sides and it worked really well.”