England’s jubilant players at coach Sarina Wegman’s post-match press conference sang “She’s Coming Home” as they celebrated their thrilling 2-1 extra-time win over Germany in the Euro 2022 final at Wembley.
Chloe Kelly stomped the ball past goalkeeper Merle Froms in the 110th minute to achieve his first major championship title and end the 56-year wait to win a major trophy for any England team, men or women.
Ella Tone scored England’s first goal with a clever header, but Lena Magul’s goal with 11 minutes of normal time left Germany level.
England players form conga streak around Sarina Weigman after Euro 2022 . win
The lionesses chanted ‘Football Home’ and danced around the England coach
Wegman was in the middle of her press conference when her team broke into the room, singing and dancing around the top table.
Even bouncer Mary Earps climbed to the top of the table to continue dancing as it looked like the festivities would continue into the late evening.
Wigmann was the mastermind of the first success for England, who have now won the European Championship twice in a row after their success in 2017 with the Netherlands.
I think what we’ve done is really amazing. I don’t think I realized what we really did, because I didn’t follow everything, but we know that all of England is behind us.”
England goalkeeper Mary Earps celebrates England’s victory in the post-match press conference
Sarina Wegmann won consecutive European Championships with two different countries
We’ve had a lot of support from our fans and I’m very proud of the team, the players and the coaching staff.
I’ll need two days to realize what we’ve done.
It was two teams who really wanted to win the match and that made it so difficult.
Their consistency was also strong, so we had a tough time to play our game, but in the end we were really keen to score a goal.
We showed the quality of this team and the depth as well. I’m not sure if that was the reason but we scored a goal.
Chloe Kelly walks away after scoring the winning goal that saw England beat Germany
When I took the job, I only wished for one thing, but we knew there was quality and great potential in this country. Hope all goes well.
This was one of my personal challenges. My challenge was to get people together from another country and it worked. It’s something you dream about and hope for.
Wegman also paid tribute to her late sister, revealing the meaning behind a gesture she made after the victory when she kissed her wrist bracelet.
“I accept this little bar that was for my sister and my sister died during our prep camps,” she said. That’s a really big miss because she’s my buddy, but I think she was here, I think she was on the bar.
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“She was going to be here, I went to every game so she would have been really proud of me and I’m really proud of her.”
Wigman then signed her press conference with a simple statement: “We have changed society today.”
Germany manager Martina Voss Tecklenburg insisted that England were a well-deserved winner.
“If you score two goals against Germany you deserve a European champion, so congratulations,” she said.