Barely a day after the historic EC title, the English players got to celebrate with the fans. Trafalgar Square in London was packed with people on Monday afternoon.
The hump is home and now also English fans who didn’t have a ticket to the EC final got to see it with their own eyes. During Monday, the English European champions were celebrated in London by approximately 7,000 people.
– We said our legacy would be about winning, and we succeeded in that, said team captain Leah Williamson in front of the cheering crowd.
– The party will not end. This team likes to work hard, but we definitely like to party even harder.
Chloe Kelly, who scored the decisive goal in extra time, liked the way the night’s festivities had gone.
– I haven’t stopped dancing, she said.
When the team stepped onto the stage, the national team captain Sarina Wiegman was the first out. She led Holland to the European Championship title in 2017 and now got to win again with England.
– She is the ingredient that we have been missing and that England have been looking for. She has brought us together, says Williamson.
Sunday’s final at Wembley was watched by 87,000 people and, according to the BBC, more than 23 million watched the game either on TV or online.
In Finland, the championship also attracted large audiences. Yle’s broadcast reached 1.3 million and averaged 631,000 viewers.
As tradition dictates, there was also singing along.
Video source: Reuters