I love women’s football and follow it closely but Hope Powell should retire quickly as this is embarrassing for England.
She can argue all she wants about technical ability but when she thinks her squad could beat the men she really has lost all credibility as a voice for women’s football.
Hope Powell: England Ladies could beat Roy Hodgson’s men
England Ladies manager Hope Powell has given her side the ultimate boost ahead of their opening Euro 2013 match, by stating her side could beat Roy Hodgson’s men.
Powell’s ladies open their European Championship campaign against Spain tonight as England bid for their first major international title.
And the likes of Rachel Yankey, Kelly Smith and Casey Stoney are likely to be brimming with confidence after Powell said they could give Steven Gerrard and co. a run for their money.
Asked whether the women’s team could beat the men, she answered: “Absolutely, why not?
‘I think physically the guys are obviously a lot stronger than the women, but with technical ability I think we’re as good as the men and we’d give it a really good go.’
Tonight’s game in Linkoping, Sweden kicks off at 7:30pm and will be shown live on BBC3, with England’s group matches against Russia and France taking place on Monday and Thursday respectively