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Always look on the Bright side of life
England centre-back Millie Bright is paying little attention to previous semi-final heartbreak ahead of tonight’s clash with Sweden at Bramall Lane.
For the fourth successive major tournament, the Lionesses have reached the final four.
Bright was part of the side who lost the World Cup semi-final in 2019 — and it is now 13 years since they won at this stage.
But the 28-year-old is confident this year will be different as they bid to reach the Euro 2022 showpiece at Wembley.
Bright said: "We're on a new journey. The youngsters have experienced big losses with their clubs so everyone has those experiences in different ways.
"Each semi-final is different. We want to keep building our confidence.
"I think our resilience in each game is growing every time, but we will fight from start to finish.
"We remain in our own little bubble. Everybody says the pressure is on us, but we stay focused on what we need to do to stay in the games."
Eriksson: Our toughest game
Sweden star Magdalena Eriksson is used to coming up against the likes of Bright and Fran Kirby on the pitch.
And that means the Chelsea skipper knows just how tough her nation's clash with the hosts is going to be.
However, she feels that her team-mates are ready for the test of facing a packed Bramall Lane where the huge majority of fans will be pulling for the opposition.
Eriksson said: "It will be our toughest game so far. We're so ready. This game is what we've been dreaming for and reaching the next stage. We're going to do everything we can.
"Reaching the final, that's all we dream of. The path there would be amazing, but of course I know a lot of the English girls and the stadium will be filled.
"Winning would be so cool, but I think it would've been no matter who we faced.
"[The crowd] benefits England, but it'll be extra pressure for them to play well and we'll go out to do everything we possibly can to make it difficult for them."
Spurs' new academy coaches
Jermain Defoe will re-join Tottenham as an academy coach ahead of the new season.
And, according to the Standard, Spurs will also hand Yaya Toure a permanent role at the club as they continue to restructure their coaching staff.
Toure, 39, has been working with the North Londoners on a part-time basis since December after previously holding positions at various clubs in Eastern Europe.
Defoe, also 39, is the latest in a long line of ex-players to begin their coaching career at Spurs.
Scott Parker, Ryan Mason and Ledley King have all worked there, while Simon Davies is currently head of methodology.
Premier League announce new chair
Alison Brittain has been named as the new Premier League chairwoman — and she will be the first female to take on the role.
Businesswoman Brittain will take over from interim chair Peter McCormick in early 2023.
She was in the banking sector before spending the past seven years as CEO of hospitality business Whitbread PLC.
Brittain has also been on the advisory board for the past three Prime Ministers and is thrilled to be taking on the role.
She said: "I have been a football fan since I was a child and so am absolutely delighted to be appointed Chair of the Premier League.
"The game is of enormous national importance, is loved by so many people around the world and can have a tremendous positive impact on communities.
"It will be a real privilege to be able to help to develop plans for the future and work with all the key stakeholders in the game to ensure its long-term sustainability and success."
Hasenhuttl preaches patience
Ralph Hasenhuttl has warned that Southampton new boy Sekou Mara will need time to adapt to the Premier League.
The 19-year-old completed his reported £11million switch from Bordeaux yesterday after their relegation from Ligue 1.
He netted six times in 26 games for them last term and Hasenhuttl has preached the importance of patience.
"Sekou is coming here to score goals," he said.
"He has shown in the French league he can, now he needs to work hard and show he can do this in the Premier League."
"He is a young guy who will need time to adapt to a new country and a new league, but we are excited about his potential and what he can become in the future."
Not that Mara was putting a lid on expectations, he said: "I'm impatient to begin with this team and score goals."
Ten Hag convinced Eriksen
Christian Eriksen has revealed Erik ten Hag was a big deciding factor in his decision to move to Manchester United.
The Dane, 30 opted to switch to Old Trafford, rather than extending his stay at Brentford, where he was so influential between February and the end of the season.
But after speaking to the ex-Ajax boss, Eriksen decided a move to the Red Devils was right for him.
"Very [influential]. I want to come here to play football, I don’t come here just for the logo itself, I want to come here and play," he said.
"Obviously, to speak with the manager and hear his ideas and have conversations with him on the football terms, was great and ideal for me to get the decision and the possibility of coming to Manchester United."
And he admitted it would be weird to be a home player at the Theatre of Dreams, after playing numerous times for the opposition.
"There have been some very tough games in between, but always good memories," he added.
"It’s always been very special to play at Old Trafford. In general, playing against such a big club like Manchester United, there’s always something with it. Like I said, it’s going to be weird being on the other side."