Johnson and Starmer pay tribute to Lionesses forward of Euro 2022 closing


MrJohnson paid tribute to the “astounding expertise” of the Lionesses squad in a very good luck message forward of the ultimate at a sold-out Wembley.

England will tackle eight-time champions Germany, trying to safe the primary piece of main silverware within the historical past of the ladies’s workforce.

They’re again in a serious closing for the primary time since shedding 6-2 to the Germans to complete runners-up at Euro 2009.

The Prime Minister tweeted pictures of England flags at Downing Avenue.

And he wrote a letter to the workforce telling them that they had impressed women and girls throughout England to “know past any shadow of a doubt that soccer isn’t just for boys”.

He mentioned: “Your ardour for the sport, your tenacity in difficult spots, and above all of your astounding expertise on the pitch have already created a summer season of unbelievable reminiscences for hundreds of thousands of us.

“You may see it within the sold-out stadia, within the packed fan zones, within the young children dancing wildly to Candy Caroline and the TV viewing figures which have seen information crumbling virtually as comprehensively as Sweden’s defence did within the semi-final.”

Mr Johnson added that: “In any delight it’s the lionesses who ruthlessly hunt as a workforce and convey their prize again house, and I’m positive that would be the case in opposition to Germany”.

Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer handed on his greatest needs and mentioned he hopes to see historical past made on Sunday.

He mentioned: “As a guardian, I understand how important it’s to see robust, profitable position fashions in sport. What you and your workforce have achieved this summer season won’t simply be celebrated as an amazing second for English soccer however as one which inspired and impressed younger ladies like my very own daughter”.

Sir Keir attended the Lionesses’ semi-final victory over Sweden on Tuesday which he mentioned would “reside lengthy within the reminiscence”.

He added: “It’s coming house!”

Germany have received 21 of the 27 conferences between the groups, together with the 2009 Euro closing, however Sarina Wiegman’s England had been victorious the final time they met earlier this yr.

England beat Sweden 4-0 within the semi-final at Bramall Lane on Tuesday.

The match comes a yr on from England’s males’s Euro 2020 closing defeat at Wembley to Italy on penalties.

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