“The legacy of the tournament was already made before the final,” ウィリアムソンは言った. “What we have done for women and young girls who can aspire to be us.
“I think England have hosted an incredible tournament and we’ve changed the game in this country and, うまくいけば, across Europe and across the world. But we said we wanted to make our legacy about winning and that’s what we did.”
The 25-year-old added: “Dreams turn into reality. うまくいけば, there is a generation that is being inspired by us.”
‘I haven’t stopped dancing’
, the country was gripped by what was on display on Sunday afternoon
So much so that according to the BBC, the final was watched by a record-breaking audience of 17.4 million on UK television.
And although the breathtaking feats of brilliance on the pitch were engrossing — from Ella Toone’s sumptuous chip to Chloe Kelly’s first international goal — it’s the player’s personalities and charisma which have won over a whole country.
Kelly abandoning her post-match interview with the BBC to join her teammates in singing Neil Diamond’s classic “スウィートキャロライン,” Jill Scott pulling an all-nighter in celebration and Earps singing “It’s Coming Home” standing on the table from which Wiegman was giving her post-game press conference: the squad members have become instant legends.
When asked about her delicate chipped goal to give England the lead and Kane’s 賞賛 for it
, Toone said she
“教えた” the men’s England team captain that
Kelly said she’s been on the move ever since the final whistle: “I haven’t stopped dancing, my feet just keep going.”
She’s even had a two-time World Cup winner confirm her life will never be the same from now on
. “I see you Chloe Kelly
, well done
. Enjoy the free rounds of pints and dinners for the rest of your life from all of England
. 乾杯!” US Women’s National Team legend Brandi Chastain ツイート
And for Manchester City midfield Scott — who’s appeared for England at multiple unsuccessful international tournaments — she thanked the backers the team has had.
“It’s been fantastic, to be part of this team. I’m training with the best players in the world and it’s so tough keeping up with them. I am so honored to play any part in this team.
“Everyone who has put the shirt on, everyone who believed in women’s football. We just wanted to be football, うまくいけば, that is how it is perceived now around the world.”
And just before the second round of partying kicked off in earnest, Bronze — in her skiing goggles as is tradition for celebrating teams — said even despite her medal-laden career, there’s still one more on her bucket list.
“I’m feeling on top of the world, on top of Europe. Another trophy but the best one by far. There is still one more we can get our hands on next year.”