(England – Northern Ireland 6-0) Hege Riise (51) started his dream job in his new job as a national team coach for the English women’s national team.
Riise’s team led 3-0 after just 29 minutes of play. Manchester City player Ellen White (31) scored the first two goals, before teammate Lucy Bronze (29) scored the third.
– Six goals is obviously good. Four players have their debut and we pushed throughout the game and we wanted to score more goals, says Hege Riise for the BBC.
After the break it took no more than four minutes before the fourth goal reached the net behind the Northern Ireland goalkeeper. It was White who sent the ball into the goal for the third time and secured his hat trick.
– He is a white leader and always wants to score goals. He is always looking for possible races in the box, he adds.
West Ham striker Rachel Daly (29) injured the neighbors even more and scored the fifth goal, in the 67th minute of the game.
– We could probably score more goals, but the performance and energy were very good today, so I’m happy, says Riise.
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Riise’s team continued to push forward and it was clear that many players wanted to show off as their new coach.
Manchester United player Ella Ann Toone (21) went on holiday and spent no more than half an hour before scoring the sixth goal of the game from the penalty spot. It was Toone’s first game and a goal for the national team.
The Norwegian coach started his new job from a dream and crushed the neighbors 6-0 in the first match.
Hege Riise, England’s new coach: – Great opportunity for me
Riise was hired as interim coach of the English women’s national team on 19 January.
– It’s a great opportunity for me. A huge challenge and something I’m really looking forward to. Incredibly exciting, Hege Riise told Romerikes Blade after the meeting.
Phil Neville has left the position to take over as MLS club head coach for Inter Miami. His replacement Sarina Wiegman, who now coaches the Dutch national team, will enter England only after the Olympics this summer.
That means Riise will lead the English national football team through the 2021 Olympics.