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Room for more improvement - Fara
 Women's Football News 4 Sep 2009
 
Room for more improvement - Fara - 4 Sep 2009 - Women's Football NewsFara Williams insists there is still room for improvement from England as they face up to their biggest match for 25 years.
 
England are through to the semi finals of the UEFA Championships for the first time since 1984 and Fara was on target, alongside Eniola Aluko's brace, as England eliminated hosts Finland with a 3-2 victory in the last eight.
 
Despite this achievement, and with Holland providing the opposition in Sunday's semi final, Fara believes England can still up their game even more.
 
"We didn't start the tournament too well, going down to ten players and losing to Italy," she began, "but with each game we've got better. We all know we haven't hit top form yet and we can definitely play better, but to reach a semi final without firing on all cylinders speaks volumes of our character.
 
"I think there's still room for even more improvement and hopefully it will all come together on Sunday - and then hopefully in the Final."
 
Fara converted from close range after Katie Chapman's header had been saved and she was full of praise for her team mates who helped drive England over the line.
 
"I was delighted to score," she admitted, "but it was very much a team performance. Facing a team like Finland, especially as the hosts, we knew we'd need all the squad to help us get the right result, and so it turned out - especially after Faye (White) went off injured.
 
"We played well in the first half and overall I think we were well worthy of the win. We were under pressure in the last ten minutes, but we dealt with it really well.
 
"It's a massive achievement for us, but now we've got to focus on the next game. We'll need to concentrate more on the opposition than the fact that it's a semi-final, but we'll be more than prepared for that test. The Dutch are strong, energetic and will press us all over the field, this is their first semi final and both teams will know what they are playing for.
 
"We watched their game against France last night when we got back to the hotel and were impressed with how strong they were and how much they ran. But everyone in this camp is ready for Sunday and we feel we have some momentum right now and we want to keep that going, we want to
be in that final and we'll be doing everything we can to get there."

 
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