England hero Jill Scott interviewing the Euro 2022 trophy is beyond iconic
England hero Jill Scott interviewed the Women’s Euro 2022 trophy in a hilarious clip.
The England team descended on London’s Trafalgar Square on Monday (1 August) to celebrate their stunning victory over Germany, and England’s first major football trophy in 56 years.
During the celebrations, commentator Jacqui Oatley spotted Scott’s interview moment and posted it to Twitter, saying: “Jill Scott interviewing the Euro trophy, with Sarina Wiegman dancing in the background is the best thing you’ll see today.”
Scott apparently asked the trophy: “How do you feel?”
“‘How do you feel?’ [Jill Scott] you loon,” Oatley jokingly remarked.
Jill Scott interviewing the Euro trophy, with Sarina Wiegman dancing in the background is the best thing you’ll see today.
— Jacqui Oatley (@JacquiOatley) August 1, 2022
There was no shortage of love for the moment among fans, with one saying: “Honestly, I love you. You’re amazing – the team, Sarina… no words for how proud I am today.”
Another said: “Just in case we needed another reason to love the legend that is [Jill Scott].”
After finally bringing it home, the England team has every reason to be celebrating right now.
The Lionesses bagged the win after an intensely captivating extra-time game ended in a 2-1 win against Germany on Sunday (31 August).
A whopping 87,192 football fans attended the game at Wembley to watch one of the most iconic England lineups secure their victory in the 110th minute, with goals from Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly.
During post-match celebrations, Jill Scott told BBC Sport: “I can’t even put it into words, honestly. I just keep looking at it and keep going to the girls: ‘I can’t believe we’ve won the Euros, I can’t believe out of all the teams – Spain, France, Germany – we won.’”
The athlete said she believes the tournament proved the appeal of women’s football, inviting fans to league games if they wanted “to see a great game”.
“We had nearly 90,000 people here in Wembley and I think if they have any interest in watching a great game of football, then we need that to kind of transfer into the WSL [Women’s Super League]. Hopefully, we can keep working on that.”
After winning the game, the team gatecrashed a press conference while singing “it’s coming home.”
Another iconic moment came when Chloe Kelly ran off with a reporter’s microphone to sing “Sweet Caroline” with her teammates while still celebrating on the pitch.
Their win marked a historic moment for women’s football. In a viral clip, presenter Alex Scott said that the days of “begging” Premier League teams to host women’s matches in their stadium were over.
The Arsenal icon and presenter said that she refused to chase sponsors anymore because “if you’re not involved, you’ve missed the boat”.
According to states from UEFA, England scored a collective 22 goals over the course of the tournament, with an average of four goals per match. They also had an 83.67 per cent passing accuracy and had covered a distance of over 626 km.