An anterior cruciate ligament injury robbed Mead of the chance to feature in the World Cup as Sarina Wiegman’s women reached the final earlier this year.
Beth Mead said it was tough having to watch from hence as England reached the World Cup final in her absence as the Arsenal forward prepares to return to the transnational scene.
Mead won the Golden Boot and was named player of the event when the Lionesses won Euro 2022 on home soil.
But an anterior cruciate ligament injury burgled her of the chance to feature in the World Cup as Sarina Wiegman’s women reached the final before this time.
“It’s been a time since I was then. I ’ve worked hard, I ’ve had a lot of tough days, and I ’m just super proud of myself, being suitable to get back into the pack and hopefully help the platoon at some point, ” Mead told a press conference on Tuesday.
“(The World Cup) was a tough watch. I wanted to be there and protest and attack and do every ball with them.
“But those bad days feel so much better now I ’m then and back on the pitch and doing what I love again. I ’m veritably proud of what I ’ve overcome in that time. ”
Mead’s return is welcome, with England in peril of missing out on the top spot of its Nations League group and a place at coming time’s Olympics as a result.
It faces the Netherlands at Wembley on Friday, demanding a palm to have any chance of winning the group.
Mead could come up against her mate and Arsenal teammate Vivianne Miedema, who has also lately returned from an ACL injury.
“We ’ve seen the good and bad days from each other, and we ’ve been there to get each other to this point, ” Mead added.
“So it’s really nice we can both hopefully get the chance to get on the pitch at the same time at some point. ” Know More Latest Women’s Football News…