I think I earned my place. I haven’t spoken to Bev [Priestman] since I found out, but I think she saw my workshe says in an interview with Radio-Canada Sports.
Viens was visibly disappointed when she was passed over in the two friendlies in Australia in early September. However, she had a constructive conversation with Bev Priestman and, after the shock wore off, got back to work. Since then, she has scored seven goals in three games.
There were two main things she wanted me to work on. She explains my defensive formation and being able to have possession anywhere on the ground. I worked on that with my coach in Sweden and still scored goals.
The Canadian team is not currently recognized as an offensive power. Thanks to the brilliance of goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé, Canada managed to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Évelyne Viens had played very little but less than a year after the World Cup her scoring chances are turning into a big win for Bev Priestman.
We have the best defenders in the world. In central defence, the depth we have is unbelievable. I’ll make sure I’m ready when they play me and I think I can help the team.she argues.
Évelyne Viens leaves Sweden for Spain next Monday to take part in a seven-day training camp. After that Canada meets Argentina on October 6th and Morocco on October 10th.
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