England women’s football team manager Sarina Wiegman has said that the management will take time to appoint a permanent captain for England’s women. Arsenal’s defender Leah Williamson has been acting as an ad-hoc captain after Steph Houghton withdrew from captaincy duties due to an ankle injury. For the time being, she will lead the Lionesses in the next game against Northern Ireland and then versus Latvia. 30,000 tickets have already been sold for the England-Ireland tussle.
Leah does very well. She plays well, she is very good in the group. But we haven't had Steph and the other players in our group and they have captained this team before. It all starts with performing and how are you in the group, what is your role in the group and see who is the best captain. We will take a little time and when everyone is fit, performs well, and comes in the squad, I can see how everyone relates and what is best for the team. But for now, Leah is doing a very good job so we will see what happens next.
Sarina Wiegman, Manager, England Women’s Football team