Manchester City’s Lauren Hemp is the Lionesses’ ‘not so secret’ weapon. The left sided winger is unfathomably quick and uses her pace to propel England’s transitional play. Hemp is an absolute headache of a forward for defenders, relentlessly darting through oppositions and shattering lines with ease. Whether an opponent or a viewer, you simply cannot switch off when Hemp is on the ball.
Hemp is charismatic, bold, at times audacious, and due to this magnetism, she is often sought out by the Lionesses’ deep ball playing contingent as their initiating attacker. She is also a fine crosser of the ball which suits England’s typical 4-3-3 system down to the ground. Hemp is still only in the beginnings of her career, yet she already approaches matches with a confidence that will only lead to extraordinary things.
Photograph courtesy of the FA.