Mark Sampson has admitted that he and his England-were the squad was “shocked” when they learned their Euro 2017-the match against Scotland on Wednesday could be the target of terrorists
Intelligence services intercepted encrypted chatter from Islamic extremists single-fighter challenge the goal of the women’s football championship began on Sunday in the Netherlands, but the local security services have played a certain threat in terms of England’s match with Scotland.
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However, you have to clear the police, attracted to work for the three-week tournament, and Sampson and his team are valued to the full extent of the developments.
“We have already said, reassured about the potential threat and the potential risk and about our plan,” England’s head coach.
â€œThe Security officer informed us that since the dealing with the local authorities and the competent authorities, to ensure that we are informed, we know what we need to do, and the information that is important for us to.
â€œIn the beginning was the shock. But since that moment we have calmed down already. We are absolutely confident of the security services. We are confident that we will be taken care of and can to win a game of football”
It’s a balance between taking sensible precautions and creating an exaggerated sense of alarm, but Sampson â€“ who refuses to lock the team away in your Utrecht hotel â€“ believes England have got it right.
â€œThe players need to give this information to you on the right path, but we are really pleased with the support we get, the team. The players are in a comfortable place,” he said.
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Not that there is no self-satisfaction. “We were, Sampson said our fire drill two days ago, that’s how diligent we are,”. â€œWe are happy, we have a full-time security officer, always with the team. She always amazes me with your level of experience, knowledge and know-how.
â€œYour calm in this situation was really great for the players and their families and friends. We have calmed down and I am never locked up in a hotel. We were off a day yesterday, my family came and we had a nice Cup of coffee and a quiet beer in the city, this is a nice place, very similar to Amsterdam and I saw a load of our girls in the fan zone.”
Now, though, the time for relaxation is more as England prepare to face Scotland, before further group D matches against Spain in Breda and Portugal in Tilburg. “The atmosphere in the camp at the moment is that we are ready to do something special,” said Sampson, whose team is a favorite. “We believe that we are ready to do something big.”