England's Beth Mead: 'I wanted to stop being a brat – I'm not the only striker to be pushed out to the wing'

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Beth Mead of England celebrates after scoring her sides 5th goal during the UEFA Women's Euro England 2022 group A match between England and Norway at Brighton & Hove Community Stadium on July 11, 2022 in Brighton, England.
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Beth Mead hated herself. She despised the thoughts that had crossed her mind, but felt powerless to stop them.

England’s would-be Euro 2022 hero had been left out of Great Britain’s squad for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and it had sent her into a spiral like nothing she had experienced before.

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