QUOTES-Football-Reactions to England’s victory at the Women’s Euro

Reaction to England’s victory in Sunday’s European Women’s Championship final to clinch their first major title in front of a record home crowd. ENGLAND FORWARD CHLOE KELLY

“Thank you to every single person. Honestly, it’s amazing. That’s what dreams are made of,” Kelly told the BBC. “It’s amazing. To be here and score the winner, these girls are special, this manager is special. It’s amazing. I just want to celebrate now.”

ENGLAND COACH SARINA WIEGMAN “I think we’ve really changed. I think this tournament has done so much for the game but also for society and women in society in England but I think also in Europe and around the world and I hope it will make a (bigger) change too.”

ENGLAND CAPTAIN LEAH WILLIAMSON “I can’t stop crying. We talk and we talk and we talk and we finally did it. You know what? The kids are fine. It’s the proudest moment of my life. Look, the legacy of this tournament is change in society.”

ENGLAND DEFENDER LUCY BRONZE “It’s probably going to be felt at the end of my career. The younger players probably think it’s (winning trophies) normal. We have to go and win the World Cup now.”

FORMER ENGLAND FORMER IAN WRIGHT “I can’t describe all the work that has been done. I’m so proud, I can’t believe it!”

FORMER ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL ALEX SCOTT “I walked past that trophy in 2009 and it’s stayed with me forever. I’m so glad those England girls don’t have to go through that. It’s a great day.”

FORMER ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL GARY NEVILLE “What the Lionesses have just done is unbelievable and damn hard to do. A seismic moment for the sport in this country! Cheers to you all.”

PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM BORIS JOHNSON “Football is back at home! A superb victory for the Lionesses. Congratulations to Sarina, Leah and the whole team. The football pitches across the country will be packed like never before before by girls and women inspired by your triumph.”

TOTTENHAM FORWARD HARRY KANE “Absolutely unreal scenes at Wembley!! Massive congratulations to the incredible Lionesses, Ella Toone also bows out for that finish.”

“THREE LIONS” SINGER DAVID BADDIEL “Home. In fact, it’s back. A sentence I thought I’d never write. I’m gone. Thank you Lionesses.”

QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF BRITAIN “The Championships and your performance in them have rightly deserved praise. However, your success goes far beyond the trophy you so deserved.

“You have all set an example that will inspire girls and women today, and for generations to come. I hope you will be equally proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are of the result today.” (Compiled by Tommy Lund and Aadi Nair, editing by Toby Davis/Peter Rutherford)

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