SARAH ROBSON reckons Northern Ireland’s clash with England was the best preparation for their quest to get approved for the 2021 Euros.
And the Durham’s ace’s unbeaten Champion side notched up their tenth win this term to maintain pressure on promo competitors Leicester City.
Robson, 33, was speaking days after Kenny Shiels’ gamers handled the Lionesses ahead of their quote to become the first Northern Ireland ladies’s side to reach a major football competition.
And while the visitors suffered a heavy 6-0 loss the previous Sunderland ace believes the match provided her team food for planned ahead of their Euros play-off in April.
Robson told Durham’s website: “The England video game was everything about seeing where we’re at.
” We’re still attempting to work on our philosophy and attempting to do the ideal things, even versus the best on the planet.
” It’s all a little pre-season structure approximately our qualifier in a couple of weeks’ time.
” I think everybody remains in a better place now understanding what we require to do when we get to the play-offs”.
Robson, who is a Northern Ireland veteran, has been capped 60 times given that her worldwide debut in 2005.
And the midfielder, whose club are 2nd in the Women’s Championship and play Blackburn next, is viewed as a coach to her nationwide group’s youth potential customers.
Shiels told SunSport: “I do not generally single out any players however Sarah is one who is extraordinary in her mindset.
” We have got 4 or five in their thirties who are like coaches playing along with young players.
” Sarah is one of those and is a fantastic good example for the more youthful ones.
” She offers whatever to her sport, she has actually got a ‘never ever state pass away’ attitude and she takes discipline and criticism and just gets on with the task.”
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Robson and her Durham team-mates are currently level on points with Leicester after beating London City Lionesses 1-0.
The team are due to go head-to-head with the Championship leaders, who defeated Crystal Palace, after a journey to Blackburn.
And with both teams opening a seven-point gap on third-placed Sheffield United, the clash in between the rivals could be a critical one in the battle for a WSL spot.
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