England keeper Earps has issued a challenge to her fellow teammates, urging them to glean valuable lessons from their 3-2 defeat to Belgium in the Nations League match held on Tuesday.
A blunder from Earps played a significant role in the crucial defeat as the Lionesses relinquished a 2-1 lead to lose 3-2 in Belgium.
This outcome puts Sarina Wiegman’s team at risk of missing out on a spot in the Nations League finals.
Consequently, the Olympic Games next year, and their fate now depends on both winning against the Netherlands next month and other results going their way. Currently, they find themselves in third place in the group, trailing the Dutch by three points.
“You learn a lot from defeat,” Earps said. “That’s how great teams are made. Life isn’t easy, football isn’t easy. If it was, we would all be gold medalists. That’s just not how life works, that’s not how football works. You have to earn it. I think we are working hard but we have to find a way to win – and we are just missing that at the minute.”
England will host the Netherlands on December 1 before visiting Scotland on December 5.