he Duke of Cambridge has congratulated England midfielder Jill Scott on her profession as she introduced her retirement, joking he wouldn’t miss her “slide tackles”.
William, president of the FA, wrote in a private tweet: “A pioneer of Ladies’s soccer and an ideal workforce participant.
“@JillScottJS8 congratulations on a beautiful profession, it’s been a pleasure to get to know you.
“Tiny bit happy there gained’t be any extra slide tackles throughout ‘pleasant’ kickabouts… W”.
The 35-year-old’s determination to hold up her boots comes simply over three weeks since serving to the Lionesses to Euro 2022 glory.
Scott had been and not using a membership after leaving Manchester Metropolis on the finish of final season.
She earned 161 senior worldwide caps after making her England debut in 2006 and scored 27 objectives for the nationwide facet.
Scott tweeted about her determination: “Proper, we’re not crying. I promised myself. I’m retiring from soccer. And I’m leaving with a gold medal swinging from my neck.”
William cheered the Lionesses on and offered them with their medals after their historic 2-1 win over Germany within the remaining at Wembley final month.
Scott has beforehand spoken of how she slide tackled and “worn out” the long run king throughout a charity occasion.
“It does stem again to about 10 years in the past once we did a charity occasion and I slipped and slide-tackled him and really wiped him out,” she stated on her BBC podcast Jill Scott’s Espresso Membership.
“The working joke each time he’s seen us was like ‘No yellow playing cards this event Jill’.”