Toni Duggan: ‘I’ve been bigging up the Spain game like a World Cup final’


The England and Barcelona forward cannot wait for Tuesday’s friendly against her adopted country at Swindon

As befits an adopted Catalan, Toni Duggan knows that beating Spain is one thing but outpassing them something else entirely. Not that the Barcelona forward is remotely daunted by the prospect of facing Iberian opposition in an England shirt at Swindon on Tuesday night. Duggan has always been one of life’s optimists but she genuinely believes her international teammates can monopolise the ball in an important warm-up for this summer’s World Cup in France.

That would mark quite a departure from two years ago, when England beat Spain 2-0 during Euro 2017 in the Netherlands yet ceded the majority of possession to their opponents. Staged amid torrential rain in Breda, that group game saw Spain dominate to an almost embarrassing extent on an evening when counterattacking goals from Fran Kirby and Jodie Taylor prefaced England’s victory.

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Source: Football News
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