Nottingham Forest man Jesse Lingard sent a congratulatory message to the Lionesses after they won Euro 2022 yesterday.
The Lionesses defeated Germany 2-1 after extra time. Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly scored the goals, with Lina Magull netting for the German outfit.
England ended many years of hurt by claiming a major tournament victory at senior level.
Sarina Wiegman’s team were outstanding throughout the tournament, scoring the most goals and conceding the least amount.
The Dutch head coach has become the first woman to claim two European Championship titles with different countries.
In 2017 she helped her native Netherlands lift the title and has now done the same with England.
Lingard is a player who knows and understands what it takes to play for your country.
He had made 32 appearances for England, scoring six goals and has also played for the Three Lions at a major tournament.
The 29-year-old made his debut for Forest on Saturday, featuring from the start as the Reds drew 1-1 with Valencia.
Lingard will now hope to start when the Reds face Newcastle in their Premier League curtain-raiser on Saturday.
For the Lionesses, they will hope that their win can inspire girls to start playing football.
Not only that but the hope will be that this win can ensure opportunities are handed to girls when it comes to playing football at the grassroots level.
Lionesses sent congratulatory message by Lingard
There seems to be a misconception that Lingard’s attitude isn’t what it should be all of the time. It seems crystal clear, however, that Lingard takes a serious amount of pride in turning out for his country.
When he signed for the Reds, he stated that getting back into the England fold was on his mind. With the World Cup just around the corner, that doesn’t really come as a massive surprise.
Following yesterday’s famous win for the Lionesses, Lingard took to Twitter. He posted an eight-word congratulatory message and clearly, he was buzzing for the team.