Toman: We can't wait to get back out there

Defender Anna Toman says England are raring to go ahead of their second Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup pool game against the USA.

England began their campaign with a 1-1 draw with India as Lily Owsley grabbed a late equaliser on the opening day of the tournament.

Toman explained that the team were disappointed to only draw their opener but are looking forward to returning to action, she said: “We are really looking forward to getting back out there as it’s a little different to a normal tournament in that we have three days off.

“We were disappointed with the draw against India as we felt we dominated as a team and want to get back out there and prove ourselves in this tournament.

A crowd of over 10,000 cheered on England on Saturday, support that will be repeated on Wednesday night and Toman praised the fans for their support.

She added: “They were absolutely brilliant, I think they really helped us get that goal. When we ran out I had goosebumps and when we scored I had goosebumps again! It was really special and hopefully they can help us again on Wednesday.”

The USA lost to Ireland 3-1 in their first game in pool B and Toman says they have a game plan in place for the clash on Wednesday night.

“We have played them a few times already so we know their strengths and weaknesses. They are a fit and strong team and we are as well. We know what to do and we have our game plan and we will stick to it.”