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Leah Williamson needs England’s Euro 2022 legacy to create ‘change in society’

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England captain Leah Williamson believes that the legacy of the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 win will assist create ‘a change in society’.

Sarina Wiegman’s ladies received Sunday’s closing 2-1 in opposition to Germany in entrance of a record-breaking Wembley crowd. Ella Toone’s great dink was cancelled out by a Lina Magull strike, earlier than Chloe Kelly scored the winner in extra-time.

Talking to BBC Sport after lifting the trophy as skipper, Williamson was filled with pleasure, starting: “I simply cannot cease crying!”

“With one thing like this, we speak and we speak and we speak, and we lastly did it! We did it on the pitch and I am going to inform you what, the children are alright!

“It is the proudest second of my life – till the day I’ve youngsters I suppose! I’ll lap it up. Each piece of recommendation I bought was take each single second of it in as a result of you are going to need to relive it again and again. I will be reliving that for a very long time.”

A file variety of folks visited this summer time’s finals, whereas the 87,192 crowd made it probably the most attended European Championship fixture – in each the boys’s and girls’s video games – of all time.

The Lionesses impressed a nation and Williamson needs this victory to be legacy-defining on and off the pitch.

“Pay attention, the legacy of this event is a change in society. It is every part that we have performed, we have introduced everyone collectively, we have got folks at video games, we would like them to return to WSL video games. However the legacy of this staff is ‘winners’ and that is the beginning of this journey,” she stated.

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