Sampson targets title after Women’s Euro 2017 quarter-final win

Mark Sampson was delighted with England Women after their 1-0 win over France – their first in 43 years – earned them a place in the semi-finals of Euro 2017.

With four wins out of four in Holland, only conceded one goal and scoring 11, the Lionesses have been in impressive form for their coach.

“We want to go two steps further,” Sampson told the BBC. “For the team, we are consistently making history with our performances and results.

“We have excited the English public. It has been a long time since the country had a team they can believe in in terms of winning a major tournament, but there are four fantastic teams left in the competition. Now we have to make that next step and get into our first final together.”

Now the highest-ranked team left in the tournament, England will face hosts the Netherlands on Thursday with a aplce in the final as the prize.