Two-goal Alexandra Popp hopes for happy ending to Euro 2022 against England


Alexandra Popp, whose brace helped Germany defeat France 2-1 to ebook a spot in Sunday’s Euro 2022 last, hopes for an “fantastic satisfied finishing” to her facet’s Ecu adventure.

England had already grow to be the primary staff to protected a last position following their 4-0 win over Sweden at Bramall Lane, however the Wolfsburg ahead’s two objectives ensured Germany will be the host country’s warring parties.

France in short levelled because of an unlucky personal target through goalkeeper Merle Frohms when Kadidiatou Diani’s shot rebounded off the put up and onto her again sooner than bouncing into the web, however Popp’s two objectives ensured Germany’s development.

Popp’s header in the second one part noticed the 31-year-old draw stage with England’s Beth Mead within the race for the golden boot with six objectives within the pageant to this point, and the ahead is excited to be on the match.

“I'm more than pleased so that you can be right here, to achieve the general this is an out of this world tale so I'm hoping we can have an out of this world satisfied finishing,” she stated.

Germany head trainer Martina Voss-Tecklenburg believes her facet deserved to be in Sunday’s last in entrance of a sold-out Wembley, and believes it is going to be an out of this world instance.

“I feel finally it used to be a wholly deserved win,” she stated.

“It's going to be a super soccer banquet, it’s a vintage recreation and England has been fantastic on this match, each unmarried recreation stuffed with dynamics, a lot and a number of objectives, however the first half-hour in opposition to Sweden confirmed you'll harm them.

“We can play in Wembley in entrance of 80,000 maximum of them most certainly for England, only a few for us however we're accepting the problem.

“I'm very proud. I glance ahead so much to this recreation, this will probably be an out of this world last.”

Germany performed their quarter-final two days previous than France, who additionally needed to cope with overtime, forward of the conflict in Milton Keynes, and France supervisor Corinne Diacre believes 48 hours extra may have made a distinction to the fit.

“We noticed that one of the vital French gamers have been possibly now not on par with their standard stage of health, however we didn’t surrender, we didn’t throw within the towel,” she stated.

“Perhaps if we had 48 hours extra (leisure) it might had been other. I don’t know what the gamers would have seemed like.”

Diacre added: “I stated that they gave it their all, they gave it a just right cross, they gave it the whole lot that they had however the evidence used to be now not within the pudding.

“Sadly potency used to be now not at the menu this night time.”