David Beckham has congratulated England women’s national football team on reaching the Euro 2022 final and thanked them for “inspiring” his daughter Harper.
The former England men’s captain said the Lionesses’ performances were “so uplifting” that he wished them the best of luck for the rest of the tournament.
Goals from Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze, Alessia Russo and Fran Kirby ended Tuesday night’s game in a 4-0 win over Sweden, taking the side to Sunday’s packed final at Wembley Stadium.
Beckham wrote on his Instagram Story after the win: “What a night congrats girls.”
He also shared his “favorite picture of a special night” of striker Rachel Daly dancing on the pitch in an English cowboy hat.
In a video message released ahead of the semi-final match, Beckham said: “Hey Lionesses, this is David.
“I just wanted to send you a message to start by congratulating you on an incredible tournament, it was so uplifting, it was so exciting and it was so inspiring.
“And for me personally, you know I have a daughter, so it was incredible that she took inspiration from you girls and your accomplishments.”
He continued: “But it’s not just the girls that get inspired, the boys get inspired by it too and we all know that when big tournaments happen in our country and we have our fans behind us like no other.
“It really uplifted the whole country.
Speaking of the semi-final game, he added: “We’re all looking forward to seeing it and I know there’s one person who’s really looking forward to seeing it and that’s my daughter Harper.
“So thanks for inspiring her and good luck girls.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/david-beckham-lionesses-sweden-england-rachel-daly-b2131996.html David Beckham congratulates Lionesses and thanks the team for inspiring his daughter