Tearful Alex Scott’s speech on ‘four years of change’ goes viral after Euros win

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Former England defender Alex Scott has seen her powerful speech go viral after England won Euro 2022 on Sunday.

Scott was among the punditry panel alongside Ian Wright and host Gabby Logan as England beat Germany 2-1 in the final, and the former Arsenal right-back couldn't help but get emotional. The Lionesses won in front of a sold out Wembley Stadium, and Scott couldn't help but comment on how far the women's game has come.

The pundit played 140 matches for England, and has overseen a major change in approach from fans and organisers as the women's game is finally getting the attention it deserves. And Scott couldn't help but comment on the change, as she passionately spoke with tears in her eyes.

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"This is a dream for every young girl playing football," Scott said. "This is incredible. It's not just me, there are so many people that has been involved in getting women's football to this point, to see this team lift this trophy, I can't even sum it up.

"This is literally what we have all been waiting and dreaming of. The amount of investment that has gone into the games to get it to this point.

"Do you know what this moment reminds me of? 99' Women's World Cup when USA won that. It changed the face of soccer and football in America forever. I feel it, this is a moment in England that… this is the moment.

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"Let's just remind ourselves as well, back in 2018, we were begging people to host in their stadiums a women's game for this Euro's. So many people said no, I hope you are all looking at yourselves right now because you weren't brave enough to see at what it could have been."

It was a tense atmosphere at Wembley until substitute Ella Toone fired England ahead after 62 minutes, but many feared the worst when Germany equalised with 11 minutes remaining. However, unlike the heartbreak last summer, England managed to retake the lead as Chloe Kelly became the hero in extra-time.

Wembley erupted, and the Lionesses won their first ever international trophy as they got their revenge on Germany. The German's smashed England 6-2 in the Euro 2009 final, but they were beaten on away soil this time around.


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