The Super Falcons promise to stifle England as Lauren James spits fire.

    If midfielder Toni Payne’s statement about the match between the Super Falcons and the Three Lionesses of England in the round of 16 on Monday is any indication, it might not be as stressful as many Nigerians believe.

    Following England’s 6-1 thrashing of China on Tuesday, which pitted the Three Lionesses against the Super Falcons, many Nigerians at home have been uneasy, wondering if the women’s squad, coached by Coach Randy Waldrum, had what it takes to defeat the English team. But according to Payne, Nigeria has what it takes to overcome the English barrier.

    She acknowledged that England, the defending European champions, is a very strong squad but said that the Super Falcons are also a very formidable team in this competition.

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    Anything can happen in this tournament, Payne told in Brisbane, Australia. “England is obviously a strong team and a very good team, but we are as good as they are,” he said.

    The Sevilla of Spain midfielder asserted, “We can surely achieve a fantastic outcome and beat England if we go out there and develop over each game.

    Lauren James, the top scorer for England, has cautioned Super Falcons to come prepared for their match on Monday. I want to get better and progress during this World Cup, she declared.

    James, who scored twice in the Three Lionesses’ 6-1 thrashing of China in their final group game, said she is not where she wants to be right now. James is the sister of Chelsea wingback Recce James.

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    Lauren James

    “I strive to get better every day and in every game, and there are still many years of growth ahead of me. I can always improve. Just keep me concentrated, James said.

    The 21-year-old is the only player in Women’s World Cup history to have a direct hand in five goals in a single game.

    She has the most goals and assists of any player at this year’s FIFAWWC, even though she didn’t start England’s opening match. On Tuesday, she became the first England player to have a direct hand in five or more goals in a game at either the Men’s or Women’s World Cups.

    According to James, the team is excited and looking forward to playing Nigeria. She disclosed her position as well.”I’m pleased for the team, and everybody is excited about moving on to the next round. I felt liberated; whether I’m in the middle or on the wings, I’m just glad to be playing football and having fun. I’m glad I can help achieve goals too,” James said.

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