England Women’s Team brought home the nation’s first piece of international silverware since 1966. The ladies then crashed head coach Sarina Wiegman’s press conference, singing “It’s Coming Home”.
A 110th-minute goal from Manchester City’s Chloe Kelly settled the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro final in England’s favor. The Lionesses brought home the nation’s first piece of international silverware since the FIFA World Cup in 1966, a year after Gareth Southgate’s team lost to Italy in the men’s edition of the same competition on penalties at Wembley.
Shortly after Southgate took charge of the men’s side, Englishmen and women re-adapted the infamous 1996 song “It’s Coming Home” as the unofficial anthem, singing it on the streets first of Russia in 2018 and later all over Europe as the Three Lions cruised through to the final of the 2020 European Championships. Naturally, the song was passed over to the women’s team ahead of this summer’s tournament, and a rendition was delivered by the squad to the media present for head coach Sarina Wiegman’s press conference, moments after her side had beaten Germany to win the cup.
Addressing the media after her second Euro win – she had led the Dutch national women’s team to the same title five years ago – Wiegman claimed that her latest success is yet to sink in.
“I’ve lost my voice a little bit,” she said. “I think what we’ve done is really incredible. I’m so proud of the team. I think I need a couple of days to realize what we’ve done.”
Ella Toone gave the Lionesses the lead on the night, two minutes past the hour-mark, before Lina Magull brought the scores level in the 79th minute. Nonetheless, Kelly turned up to poke the ball home from a corner ten minutes from full-time in extra-time to give England the win and the cup.