England Goalkeeper Mary Earps Takes Responsibility for Mistake in Match Against Netherlands
England goalkeeper Mary Earps has expressed her remorse for her mistake during the match against the Netherlands, admitting that she feels responsible for letting the team down. The incident has deeply affected her and she believes it will haunt her for a long time.
Costly Error in Women’s Nations League Match
The stand-in captain, Mary Earps, was at fault for the Netherlands’ second goal in the Women’s Nations League match. This mistake led to her leaving the pitch in tears. Despite the setback, the Lionesses managed to make a remarkable comeback and win the match 3-2. However, they were unable to secure a victory by a two-goal margin, which has put Team GB’s qualification hopes for the 2024 Olympics in jeopardy.
Heartfelt Apology and Regret
Speaking after the match, Mary Earps expressed her devastation over her error and apologized to her teammates, saying, “I thought the girls were unbelievable. To come back like that. I thought they were unbelievable. The subs came on and impacted the game. I’m sorry my performance cost the girls like that.” She also revealed that the moment the Netherlands scored their second goal will haunt her for a long time.
Support from England Boss Sarina Wiegman
England manager Sarina Wiegman has come to Mary Earps’ defense, emphasizing that the team should be seen as a collective unit. Wiegman stated, “I don’t want her to talk like that because you win as a team and lose as a team. She didn’t let the team down. Everyone does their best. You only let your team down when you don’t put effort in.”
Despite the disappointment, Mary Earps praised her teammates’ performance and expressed her belief in their abilities. She described their play as phenomenal and highlighted their tenacity and skill. The goalkeeper acknowledged that it could have been a special night at Wembley, but she remains proud of the team’s efforts.