A stoppage-time own-goal by goalkeeper Karen Bardsley saw England slip to a 3-2 defeat against Spain in their opening group game that leaves them facing a battle to progress through to the next phase of the tournament in Sweden.
Yet the loss has not dampened the spirits of Gothenburg FC midfielder Asante, who hails from London and began her career at Arsenal Ladies.
"It's great - it's a home away from home now," Asante said of playing in Sweden.
"I have a lot of friends here so it's nice to be here and have their support, as well as the local community in Gothenburg that are familiar with my team."
The 28-year-old remains optimistic England will get back on track on Tuesday against Russia, who are also desperate for the points after their Group C campaign opened with a 3-1 loss to France.
"We're confident in the squad and the character we've had and we've showed in previous competitions that we can manage it and get the result that we're looking to get," she added in an interview with FATV.
Fellow midfielder Jill Scott says England paid the price for their nerves during the loss to Spain but is equally confident of bouncing back against Russia.
"It was only the first game; there could have been a few nerves going into the first match," she told FATV.
"Our aim was always to come here and win the first three group games. There's more importance on the Russia game now.
"But there's a lot of belief in this squad.
"All the girls know what we need to do and we're ready to put things right against Russia.
"We know that we have to be a lot tidier in possession. There was some positives to take - I felt we had a good defensive shape - but we just have to be better going forwards."