Phil Neville: England Women feeling confident after Doha training camp
Lionesses preparing for SheBelieves Cup and World Cup
Last Updated: 24/01/19 6:56am
England Women manager Phil Neville is feeling "supremely confident" ahead of the World Cup after a positive training camp in Doha.
The Lionesses spent a week in the Middle East in preparation for the SheBelieves Cup next month, followed by the World Cup in the summer.
Neville, who has won seven of his 12 matches in charge, was pleased with the experience.
He told Sky Sports: "It was great, and the great thing was we could have had two friendlies, which a lot of the other nations have done, but I felt it was more important to have a training camp where we could work on aspects of our play that I think need improving, but more importantly, bring us together and set our objectives for the next six months.
"My players are playing a lot of games per week and I've got to make sure that when we get to May for the pre-World Cup camp, they are ready to perform.
"This camp was about getting to know each other more, the staff and players together, and we did some really good things. It's probably the best camp I've ever had."
England start the SheBelieves Cup - an annual four-team tournament - with a game against Brazil on February 27 before playing hosts, and World Cup holders, USA.
They have been drawn in Group D of the World Cup in France, alongside Scotland, Japan and Argentina.
"With six months to go, we're heading in the right direction and I'm supremely confident that we have a group of players capable of going there and doing really well," added Neville.