Sarina Wigman, the head coach of Lions, dedicated England’s historic Euro-2022 championship to the memory of her sister.
Fans watching Sunday’s final at Wembley were occasionally seen kissing the armband he wore during the game.
And it turned out that this gesture had a deep meaning for him.
Just a month before the championship, his sister died, and he took time away from camp to grieve with his family.
When he returned, the team asked if they could wear black mourning bands in their first game to mark his loss.
At the time, he told the Sun: “They’re such great people and it shows how close we are. It was a lovely gesture and I’m sure my sister would be proud.”
It was one of the first things after England’s win against eight-time champions Germany on Sunday Wigman she kissed the bracelet she was wearing.
He said. “I’m kissing this little bracelet that was my sister’s. My sister died during our training camps.
“It’s a really big miss because she’s my girlfriend.
“He’d be here, he’d go to every game, so he’d be really proud of me and I’d be really proud of him.”
Reflecting on the moment German midfielder Lina Magul fired a shot at goal that denied the woodwork, Wiegmann smiled and added: “But I think that he was here, I think, he was on the crossbar.”
Wiegmann’s side ended so-called 56 years of pain by beating Germany 2-1 after extra time in front of more than 87,000 fans, a record for any European Championship match, becoming the first England manager since Sir Alf Ramsey in 1966. win a major international tournament.
The Dutchwoman was only appointed England manager 10 months ago but has now won back-to-back Euros after leading Holland to glory five years ago.
Under his leadership, England broke Germany’s (2009) record of 21 goals at the Women’s Euro. Their eventual winner was the 22nd goal of the tournament.
Euro 2022: Lions coach Sarina Wigman told why she kissed the wrist during the final | UK news
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