Oranjevrouwen emotional and proud after ‘true dream’
The Oranjevrouwen were Sunday in ecstasy after winning the european CHAMPIONSHIP title in Enschede. The team of coach Sarina Wiegman wrote history by Denmark in the final with a 4-2 defeat.
“This is really not to believe. I’m standing here just in front of the tv crying. The realization is yet to come, but this is really great”, said an emotional Vivianne Miedema after in The Grolsch Veste against the NIS.
At rest were the two countries are still in balance (2-2), but Sherida Pointed, made just after the peace via a free-kick for the 3-2. Miedema, who is also all for the 1-0 had made, threw the match five minutes before time slot with a beautiful action.
Miedema got at the beginning of the tournament criticism on the lack of goals, but she is glad that she is after the group stage still has to be able to prove. “In the beginning of the tournament I had a hard time, then it went better and better.”
The striker of Arsenal was Orange after resting against Denmark the best team. “In the first half, it was a chaos. But in the second half we showed how well we can play football.”
Oranjevrouwen European champion after victory in Denmark
The basiself of Orange for the finals in Enschede.
Nadia Nadim cheers after they Denmark early on from a penalty at 0-1 down.
Vivianne Miedema provides a intikker for 1-1.
Lieke Martens shoot Orange from a distance at 2-1.
The Danish aanvoerster Pernille Harder shoot the 2-2.
The captain Pointed and signed shortly after to rest from a free-kick for 3-2.
Miedema is hailed by Martens after the 4-2 short for time.
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Van de Sanden
Also Shanice van de Sanden had no words for capturing the european CHAMPIONSHIP title. The aanvalster was against Denmark with an assist on the 1-0 of Miedema.
“This is a dream that has come true for all of us,” said Van de Sanden. “In that last game, we have everything, and, in the second half we were much better. I am so very proud of all these girls.”
Keepster Sari van Veenendaal commended, especially the way Orange has developed. “If I make this team look and what we have achieved in the past few weeks, that’s really special. That something so beautiful would lead, we dared not to dream.”
Van Veenendaal had previously been expected that the Netherlands and Denmark quite well matched. “In football, Denmark is the best team we have played this CHAMPIONSHIP. But finally we have the final deserved to win.”
Historical EK-title Oranjevrouwen thanks to victory in Denmark