There was always a fear the Lionesses could become predictable under Sarina Wiegman
Daily Mail says A first defeat in 31 games is not a cause for panic. It is better the Lionesses lose their unbeaten streak under Sarina Wiegman now than at the World Cup.
What is more concerning is how England lost against Australia on Tuesday. This was the type of performance we saw during the interim period of Hege Riise or the end of Phil Neville’s reign. This was not a performance from the Wiegman textbook.
It was clear the Dutch coach was frustrated by what she saw. Every time the TV cameras panned to the dug-out, the England manager looked angry.
Perhaps that is because Australia exposed flaws in this England team that have been well hidden before.
There has always been a fear that the Lionesses could become too predictable under Wiegman. She started the same XI for every game at the European Championships and, for the most part, made the same substitutions. It worked, just like it did when she was manager of the Netherlands.