‘I taught him that’: Lionesses’ goalscoring hero Ella Toone’s hilarious response when asked about Harry Kane’s praise for her deft finish that sent England on way to historic victory
- Harry Kane praised Ella Toone for her goal for England at Wembley yesterday
- Asked today about Kane’s reaction, Toone joked: ‘Yeah, I taught him that’
- Toone’s finish just six minutes after coming on opened the scoring in 2-1 win
England footballer Ella Toone joked today that she taught Harry Kane how to chip a goalkeeper when asked about his praise for her goal in the Euro 2022 final.
Men’s captain Kane, 29, praised Toone for her stunning strike that opened the scoring at Wembley yesterday, telling her in a tweet: ‘Take a bow for that finish.’
Asked today about Kane’s reaction, Manchester United forward Toone joked during the celebrations with her teammates at Trafalgar Square: ‘Yeah, I taught him that.’
Toone secured her place in folklore yesterday with a stunning finish just six minutes after coming on in the second half of the match that England eventually won 2-1.
A brilliant ball from Keira Walsh set the substitute in on goal and she produced a composed finish to lift the ball over on-rushing Germany keeper Merle Frohms.
England star Ella Toone speaks on stage during the victory party at Trafalgar Square today
Ella Toone scores England’s first goal during the Euro 2022 final against Germany yesterday
After the match, Tottenham Hotspur strike Kane – who was among the 87,000 fans in the stands at Wembley – tweeted: ‘Absolutely unreal scenes at Wembley!! Massive congrats to the amazing @Lionesses !! @ellatoone99 take a bow for that finish too.’
This afternoon, 22-year-old Toone appeared on stage at Trafalgar Square with former England international and BBC pundit Alex Scott and was asked about her goal.
Scott said: ‘Ella, you’re through on goal, right there, you’re the most composed and calm person, over 80,000 people, how did you stay so composed?’
Toone replied: ‘I don’t know, I don’t know.’ Then Scott added: ‘So you see it go in the back of the net, and then what’s going through your mind then?’
Tottenham Hotspur strike Kane tweeted about the game at Toone’s excellent finish
Ella Toone of England poses for a photograph with her family and fans at Wembley yesterday
England star Ella Toone celebrates at Wembley yesterday following the 2-1 win over Germany
England’s Ella Toone celebrates following victory over Germany in the Euro 2022 final
Toone tweeted a photo of her holding the trophy and her medal this morning at the team hotel
Toone replied: ‘Well yeah, it took about ten minutes to go in the back of the net. And then I ran off and then the whole stadium erupted, and it was the best feeling in the world. So yeah, buzzing.’
Scott continued: ‘Even Harry Kane was in awe of you last night, tweeting.’ And Toone replied: ‘Yeah, I taught him that.’
Scott added: ‘He’s definitely going to be watching that on replay.’
Today, Kane also tweeted a picture of him holding his two daughters wearing England shirts with their faces turned away from the camera.
Harry Kane was at Wembley Stadium in London to cheer on the women’s team yesterday
Kane also tweeted a picture of him today holding his two daughters wearing England shirts
He said: ‘Last night was an amazing night for the Lionesses and for English football as a whole. But beyond just the night it will inspire a generation and there’ll be so many girls who want to be one of those @Lionesses and that’s special. Incredible achievement.’
Sarina Wiegman’s side beat Germany 2-1 yesterday to win the first major trophy in their history and the first for a senior England side since the 1966 World Cup.
At Trafalgar Square, confetti cannons and giant sparklers greeted England once again lifting the trophy, with Wiegman then encouraged to lift it by herself to more acclaim.
The squad sang ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Freed From Desire’ – repackaged as ‘Beth Mead’s on fire’ – before leading a chorus of ‘River Deep, Mountain High’.
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