The 52-year-old Dutch was in ecstasy after her second European Championship title. “My secret? I have no secret, I am very open. I don’t think I fully realize what has happened here yet, I need some time.”
Wiegman exchanged the Dutch football players last year, with whom she won the European Championship in 2017 and reached the final of the World Cup two years later, for England. Under her leadership, the ‘Lionesses’ achieved one victory after another and gave their country the first football prize since the men’s world title in 1966 at the packed Wembley on Sunday at the packed Wembley.
“These players show that they really want to win and want to get better every day. I’ve seen that all year,” said Wiegman. “We made some agreements when I started and this is the result. It was so close in this final. But who cares, we won 2-1 and are European champions. That cup is quite heavy, I know from experience. I’m going to take some nice pictures with it”, said the loudly acclaimed Dutch national coach.
UEFA has named Beth Mead the best player of the tournament after the final. The Arsenal striker also received the tournament’s top scorer award. Like Germany’s Alexandra Popp, Mead (27) scored six goals and provided five assists, while Popp did not prepare a goal.