2022年歐洲杯:哪位門將會是英格蘭的頭號門將?

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2022年歐洲杯:哪位門將會是英格蘭的頭號門將?

2022年歐洲杯於7月6日拉開帷幕,東道主英格蘭是奪冠的熱門人選之一。BBC體育頻道正在關注女獅隊的不同領域是如何形成的,首先是第一部分:門將。

在去年夏天的奧運會上,曼城隊的埃莉-羅巴克是英國隊無可爭議的第一選擇,但本賽季的長時間受傷為曼聯隊的瑪麗-厄普斯打開了英格蘭隊的大門。

厄普斯在俱樂部和國家隊的表現使她處於領先地位,但阿斯頓維拉隊的漢娜-漢普頓在2月份的英格蘭首秀令人印象深刻,而羅巴克的恢復健康也帶來了健康的競爭。

"門將的決定真的很有趣。前英格蘭後衛勞拉-巴塞特對BBC電台5台說:"厄普斯最近在曼聯的狀態很好,完成了世界級的撲救。

"在以前的比賽中,英格蘭有一個明確的頭號門將,你會擔心他們發生什麼事情。進入一項賽事,你有一流的門將相互對抗,這很好。"

經理Sarina Wiegman在4月份說。"我認為現在隊裡的三位門將真的在互相競爭,這真的很好,因為這是一個很奢侈的位置。"

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29歲的厄普斯在4月獲得了最大的信任票,當時維格曼在世界盃預選賽戰勝北愛爾蘭之前說她是 "我們的第一門將"。

自從9月將厄普斯召回球隊以來,維格曼對她印象深刻。自2019年以來,在前老闆菲爾-內維爾的帶領下,厄普斯一直沒有參加英格蘭隊的比賽。

"我對[去歐洲杯]永遠不會發生的事實一直耿耿於懷,直到我收到一封電子郵件,說我將被選中參加9月的訓練營,"厄普斯今年早些時候說。"我從未想過這會發生。

"我以一種艱難的方式了解到,事情可以改變得非常快。我正試着不去想太遠的未來。到目前為止,我很喜歡它。我將看看會發生什麼。"

厄普斯在維格曼執教的所有比賽中都是首發,他說作為頭號選手進入比賽是 "一種不可思議的感覺"。

"我為自己得到這份工作感到無比自豪,我只會盡我所能。我已經非常努力地工作到了這個位置,"厄普斯說。

"這是一場超級競爭。我認為這群門將是一群非常有才華的人。我們彼此之間有良好的關係,這很了不起。我們走到一起,有說有笑,互相挑戰。這是一個非常好的團體。"

我很感激能回來

毫無疑問,厄普斯在最近幾個月已經躍居榜首,而羅巴克的回歸則提供了強有力的競爭。

這位22歲的球員已經取得了很多成就--在英格蘭隊出場8次,成為奧運會的第一選擇,參加了歐洲冠軍聯賽,贏得了足總杯,並獲得了2020年女子超級聯賽的金手套。

她的前隊友凱倫-巴茲利去年告訴BBC體育,羅巴克 "將成為英格蘭和曼城的未來"。

儘管維格曼在4月確認厄普斯是頭號球星,但羅巴克有幾周的時間在訓練營中給人留下深刻印象,她將渴望在她與英格蘭的第一次重大比賽中獲得出場機會。

"薩里娜來到英格蘭,我已經錯過了前幾個訓練營,前面有一個如此巨大的夏天,所以當時有很多不確定因素,很多事情在我腦海中閃過,"羅布克在5月說。

"現在我非常感激能回到球場上,因為在康復訓練中,我真的不知道我是否能堅持到賽季的最後階段。"

21歲的漢普頓在阿斯頓維拉度過了一個突破性的賽季,她的分球和射門停球繼續給人留下深刻印象。

她的國際職業生涯一直在等待--這位年輕的門將被排除在去年夏天的奧運會英國隊陣容之外,直到今年2月才為英格蘭隊出場。

但她在對陣西班牙隊時的首秀表現贏得了很多讚譽,維拉隊經理卡拉-沃德認為她 "可以成為世界上最好的門將之一"。

在她首次亮相後,維格曼說。"漢娜是一個年輕的球員,非常有天賦。她需要像這樣的比賽來發展。她有很高的潛力,並展示了這一點。"

不可否認她的潛力,但對漢普頓來說,歐洲杯可能來得太快了,她無法對頭號球衣提出要求。

今年夏天,她有望成為維格曼的二號人物,但漢普頓是否有長期的雄心?

"是的,很明顯。歸根結底,對守門員來說,這很難。只有一個位置,作為一個守門員,你想上場。但目前這不是我的目標,"她說。

"我的目標只是進入球隊,我在11月時沒有想到我會在這裡。這是一個夢想成真,如果機會來了,你就努力抓住機會。"

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Euro 2022 kicks off on 6 July and hosts England are among the favourites to win the title. BBC Sport is looking at how different areas of the Lionesses team are shaping up, starting with part one: the goalkeepers.

Manchester City's Ellie Roebuck was the undisputed first choice for Great Britain in last summer's Olympic Games, but a lengthy injury this season has opened the door for Manchester United's Mary Earps with England.

Earps' form for club and country has put her in the driving seat, but an impressive England debut by Aston Villa's Hannah Hampton in February and Roebuck's return to fitness has created healthy competition.

"The goalkeeper decision is really interesting. Earps has been in fine form for Manchester United recently, pulling off world-class saves," former England defender Laura Bassett told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"In previous tournaments England have had a clear number one goalkeeper and you're worried about anything happening to them. It's great going into a tournament that you have top-class goalkeepers fighting against each other."

Manager Sarina Wiegman said in April: "I think the three goalkeepers now in the squad are really competing with each other, which is really good because it's a luxurious position." • None All you need to know about Euro 2022

Earps, 29, was given the biggest vote of confidence in April when Wiegman said she was "our first goalkeeper" before the World Cup qualifying victory over Northern Ireland.

Wiegman has been impressed with Earps since recalling her to the squad in September. Earps had been absent from England duty since 2019 under former boss Phil Neville.

"I was resigned to the fact that [going to the Euros] would never happen all the way up until I got an email saying I was going to be picked for the September camp," Earps said earlier this year. "I never thought this would ever happen.

"I've learnt in a bit of a tough way that things can change really quickly. I'm trying to not think too far ahead in the future. I'm loving it so far. I'll see what happens."

Earps, who has started all but one of Wiegman's games in charge, said it is "an incredible feeling" to go into the tournament as the number one.

"I'm immensely proud I've been given the job and I will just do my best. I've worked very hard to be in this position," said Earps.

"It's super competitive. I think the group of goalkeepers are an incredibly talented bunch. It's brilliant that we have good relationships with each other. We come together, have a laugh and challenge each other. It's a really good group."

'I'm just grateful to be back'

While there is no doubt Earps has jumped up the pecking order in recent months, the return of Roebuck has provided strong competition.

The 22-year-old has already achieved a lot - making eight England appearances,being first choice at the Olympics, playing in the Champions League, winning the FA Cup and claiming the 2020 Women's Super League Golden Glove.

Her former team-mate Karen Bardsley told BBC Sport last year Roebuck was "going to be the future of England and Manchester City".

Despite Wiegman confirming Earps was number one in April, Roebuck has had a few weeks to impress on camp and will be keen to earn an appearance at her first major tournament with England.

"Sarina came in at England and I'd missed out on the first few camps with such a huge summer ahead, so there was a lot of uncertainty and a lot of things that ran through my mind at the time," said Roebuck in May.

"Now I'm just so grateful to be back on the pitch, because there were points of rehab where I really didn't know if I'd make it to the back-end of the season."

Hampton, 21, has had a breakout season at Aston Villa where she has continued to impress with her distribution and shot-stopping.

Her international career has been one in waiting - the young goalkeeper was left out of the Team GB squad for last summer's Olympic Games and had not made an appearance for England until February this year.

But her debut performance against Spain earned plenty of plaudits and Villa manager Carla Ward believes she can "go on to be one of the world's best".

After her debut, Wiegman said: "Hannah is a young player and very talented. She needs games like this to develop. She has high potential and showed that."

There is no denying her potential, but the Euros probably comes too soon for Hampton to make a claim for the number one shirt.

She is expected to be Wiegman's number two this summer, but is Hampton ambitious for the long term?

"Yeah, obviously. Ultimately, it's hard for keepers. There's only one position and as a keeper you want to play. But at the minute that's not my aim," she said.

"My aim was just getting in the squad and I didn't think back in November I would be here. It's a dream come true, and if an opportunity comes you just try and take your opportunity." • None Go behind the scenes of the building project • None 'It's funny he had these insecurities':

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