Published 31 July 2022 4 min read
England Women's Senior Team

Sarina: 'We won the Cup, it's unbelievable'

Written by:

Milly McEvoy

England head coach reacts after leading the Lionesses to EURO 2022 title success

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Sarina Wiegman paid tribute to her team after England were crowned EURO champions for the first time in history.

The Lionesses beat Germany by 2-1 after extra time to send a packed Wembley into wild celebrations on Sunday evening.

Goals from substitutes Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly proved to be the difference, as Wiegman’s charges went on to lift the trophy in front of an adoring home crowd.

And it’s not a new experience for Wiegman, who also led her native Netherlands to the EURO title on home soil in 2017 before taking on the England job.

“We won the cup, and it is just unbelievable,” said Wiegman, who only took over the squad last September.

“If you really want to win, really want to become better every single day, you can do it and that is what I have noticed the whole year.
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Sarina's post-match views


Watch the England head coach's press conference after leading the Lionesses to EURO victory

“We agreed on a couple of things about behaviour and they weren’t just words, we lived it and this is the result.

“It’s just incredible, they want to do it together.”

It’s been a remarkable campaign, with England putting in some memorable performances throughout an unforgettable month.

And they had to overcome their toughest test in the final, against the most successful nation in UEFA Women’s EURO history with nine titles to their name.

“It was such a tight game with Germany,” added Wiegman. “There was a little bit of fighting, but who cares we won and we are European champions.”

The Lionesses will celebrate with supporters on Monday at London's Trafalgar Square, but will also be back in action in September when they play Luxembourg at Stoke City, with tickets available now.

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