England midfielder Jill Scott believes that the result was the most important factor in the Lionesses’ 2-0 victory over Denmark in Walsall this afternoon.
The 32-year-old was arguably the best player on the park in what was a fatigued performance from Phil Neville’s side.
Scott got herself on the scoresheet in the second half and speaking in the post-match press conference, she stated that the result was more important that the performance.
“I do think that the girls were a little bit tired today but we ground out the result and that’s the main thing.
“It’s exciting (the lead up to the World Cup), I’m not the kind of player who looks too far ahead but I’ve felt that excitement gathering this week and I was looking forward to this game.
“We could have moved the ball a bit better and the pitch didn’t help us at times but overall, getting that result and carrying some momentum into the World Cup was the most important thing.”
Despite being one of the most experienced players on the pitch against Denmark, Scott believes that the current crop of young players do not need the same level of mentoring as when she was a young player herself.
“I think everyone’s journey is different” Scott said. “When I was younger I relied on the likes of Fara Williams, Kelly Smith and Katie Chapman to pull me through.
“Looking at the young players which we have now such as Georgia Stanway, Keira Walsh, they’ve played so many games at the top level at such a young age.
“I’m there to offer advice but sometimes I’m looking at what they’re doing and I’m looking to get a little bit better at that.
“I think times have changed a bit and they’re bringing maturity to their own performances, if they need the older players to help them then we are here for them.”
Scott’s appearance against Denmark saw the player her earn 135th senior international cap after almost 13 years in the England fold.