How John Terry’s inspiration, Millie helps Bright dazzle for England

As for a Chelsea centre-half, Millie is Bright, inspired by John Terry. She hopes that you can use it to achieve something achieved your model of never winning a major tournament with England.

While Terry Stamford Bridge for Villa Park replaced this summer, the 23-year-old Bright has.most of your surprise charge to Mark Sampson’s squad a result of the shift from Laura Bassett in defence

Bright burgeoning partnership with Manchester City’s Steph Houghton constitutes a reason why England have conceded only one goal in four games in Euro approach 2017 and on Thursday in the semi-final against Holland in Enschede in the mood confident.

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“I’ve always said looked, John Terry, he is a solid defender and a rock,” Brighter. To defend “his v-one and reading of the game raised me really are. I watch a lot of clips of him.”

Terry’s taught by example Bright, followed by the Netherlands of a full squad of dedicated family members, complete with special “Millie” banner, the importance of positioning. “It is the basis of Terry’s,” she said. “Everything else falls in to position in space.”

Instinct also plays a large role. “I don’t try, things to overthink. If you think too much, that’s when the errors come from. Keep it basic is what I’ve done, good – win-my-head-and sure, if I win, my one-v-one battles. Often your natural instinct tells you whether to keep or to go.”

To justify this three clean sheets Sampson believe in you, but in the Bright, left side, is especially proud of preventing France from scoring in England’s 1: 0 for the quarter-final win.

“France are a top team,” she said. “We were tight as a unit against you, and if it meant putting the ball down the channel, so it should be. We want from game to game better and stop France from scoring shows how far we have come, as a back four.”

It has your family – parents, grandparents, sister, nephew, occasion for a small celebration at their base in a campsite, a chalet in the countryside outside of Utrecht. “You have to blow up my phone. You are really overwhelmed. My mother was so emotional, after the France game. This tournament is not only a great experience for me, but for you as well. You have never been in this type of environment. It is just as great a trip for you, as it is for me.”

As an almost perfect tournament debuts go, Bright, and strong tackling, are pretty much setting the template. “I didn’t know what to expect,” she said. “But the support of the other girls, which gave me unreal, and I tried to come with no fear. I would say I am a front foot defender; I never hesitate to go in for a challenge. You have to get one over your opponents and dominate you.

“My grandfather Arthur always told me: ‘If you’re going for a ball, you go in 100%, never half-hearted.’ He always said: ‘Millie, if it’s a 50-50, you’re coming with me.” Every game I have that mentality. Grandpa used to work in the mines and he is a big part of my career. If a lot of people doubted me, he was always the one to pick me up.”

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Light – a talented driver, was much more interested in horses than football-as a child, and the family tries, it was in a Sheffield Wednesday fan with a clear error.

“Then I started playing football. It’s the juggling with the horses was very difficult. I sat down with my mom and dad and I decided that I had to use my all in one thing. I can back into the equestrian world when I retired. I had to give football everything or I would have missed my Chance.

“You can go back in equestrian sport at any time – we have a yard at home in Sheffield and the horses are still there. You are on hold for the moment. I can’t ride a horse and play football; it is too much of a risk. I’m not sure how impressed England and Chelsea would be if I fell from a horse and got injured. Horses are taboo for me.”

In the Netherlands leisure time free head” – and films includes in the family for walks through the canals and alleys and the beautiful Utrecht – “(The Small mermaid) in the team hotel.

Such a freedom is symptomatic, Sampson’s time as England manager, and featured a relaxed off-field regime, where the players are allowed out on their own, and even allowed one or the other glass of wine.

For the moment, however, Bright, and co is the concentration on the Netherlands and especially Vivianne Miedema, their dangerous Arsenal striker. “Miedema is a big threat,” Heller said. “The Dutch are very attacking, and it will be a very hard, very physical, very fast-paced game. Physically they are very strong and not afraid of a challenge, but I like it. I always look forward to a tough game.”