Kate Richardson-Walsh admits England paid the price for conceding two early goals against the USA in their Women’s Hockey World Cup opener on Sunday.
England were 2-0 down within the opening 15 minutes of their clash at The Hague – Paige Selenski and Kelsey Kolojejchick on target – before Richardson-Walsh gave her side hope with a goal 11 minutes from time.
However, the USA held on and Richardson-Walsh admits England could have done better in the opening stages.
“There are no easy games in this World Cup, you have to come out and give everything in every single game and I don’t think that was everything from us today,” she said.
“If you’re going to concede two early goals, and two quite soft goals, then you’re going to make it hard for yourselves.”
Next up for England is a clash against China on Tuesday and Richardson-Walsh insists she will find her form in front of goal.
She added: “We did have a lot of corners (against USA), and I’m disappointed I didn’t make more of those opportunities from corners, so we’ll go away and look at that.”
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