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- Sarina Wiegman has disclosed her favourite artists as the Spotify Wrapped campaign goes on
- The England Women's national football team coach is one of the best female tacticians in the trade
- They play her native Netherlands in a UEFA Women's Nations League clash on December 1
''I wanna hold you so tight, so tight, come in closer"
It is that time of the year when everyone reflects on the last 11 months it has been. The highs and lows with a promise for a better 2024.
Streaming giant Spotify hasn't been left out, running a campaign dubbed 'Spotify Wrapped,' where users get to know the songs or artists they listened to most in 2023.
Three Lionesses boss Sarina Wiegman jumped on the bandwagon in her latest press conference.
Sarina Wiegman's CV in a nutshell
Wiegman has carved a niche for herself as one of the best female football coaches in the world. Her wit, tactical nous, and daring approach to games have seen her become revered in her circle and among her opponents.
She led her native Dutch women's football team to 2017 Euro Championships glory before losing to the United States in the 2019 World Cup final.
A defender during her playing days, she switched to England in 2021, where she successfully defended her European crown but again fell at the World Cup final, losing to a crisis-ridden Spain in 2023.
Wiegman's love for Burna Boy, Ed Sheeran
One of the things that has kept her going despite the heartbreak in Australia is Burna Boy's and Ed Sheeran's songs. Speaking ahead of England's UEFA Women's Nationa League game against her country of birth, the Netherlands, the 54-year-old expressed her admiration for the Afro Beats sensation and Perfect hitmaker.
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"My most played song? I don't know the name of the song, but Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran. I have definitely played that song the most," as quoted by Sky Sports.
That song is most likely For My Hand, released on July 8, 2022. It is a romantic song where one promises a loved one to stick by them no matter the circumstances.
Whenever I'm broken, you make me feel whole
Whenever I'm lonely, you're there for my soul
Wherever you are, girl, that's where I call my home
Whenever you doubt it, I'll be lettin' you know
Wiegman's love life
Speaking of romance, Wiegman is married to Marten Glotzbach and has been blessed with two daughters - Sacha and Lauren.
Hello Magazine reports that Glotzbach is a German who used to work with Wiegman during her days in the Dutch Women's team. It is unclear if he took up a similar role when the English FA came calling.
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Beth Mead's return
She will be looking to extend some of the love to Bethany Mead, who was recalled for the first time since suffering the damaging Anterior Cruciate Ligament(ACL) injury last year, which saw her miss the World Cup.
"I'm excited she's back; it's like she's never been away. She always has a smile on her face and connects with the group. She's in a good place."
The Arsenal forward has ramped up her fitness in recent days, which culminated with a brace for the Gunners against West Ham on November 26.
The World Cup finalists are third in League A Group 1 with six points, three behind leaders the Netherlands and one behind Belgium, who surprisingly beat them 3-2 last month.
Lauren James' dribbling highlights
In other news, Sports Brief also reported on Lauren James’ dribbling highlights, which showed an uncanny similarity to Eden Hazard, a player she admires.
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Just like her idol, James is brilliant on close ball control and can weave her way around defenders from any position on the pitch.
Her ball retention ability is also quite impressive, allowing other teammates to get in the game with dangerous movements in opposition territory.