England star Georgia Stanway has revealed that a handful of the men’s national team have contacted her looking for Euro 2022 final tickets – and offered advice ahead of Sunday’s showdown against Germany at Wembley.
The Lionesses are bidding to become the first England team to win a major tournament since the World Cup triumph in 1966.
Stanway scored the all-important extra-time winner against Spain in the quarter-finals and played a key role as England smashed Sweden 4-0 in the final four.
Georgia Stanway revealed that the England men’s team have asked for Euro 2022 final tickets
The Lionesses are training ahead of Sunday’s crucial sellout final against Germany at Wembley
‘Quite a lot of the England men have been in touch, just wishing us well and asking if they can have a ticket,’ she said.
‘Sorry lads, we’re all sold out!’
Gareth Southgate’s side came agonisingly close to Euro 2020 glory last year but narrowly lost 3-2 on penalties in the final against Italy.
England’s men’s stars were also keen to pass on any lessons they had learned from last summer to the Lionesses.
Raheem Sterling and England narrowly missed out on Euro 2020 glory last year against Italy
‘They’ve been at us, just giving us all the information they can,’ the Bayern Munich star added.
‘They reached this point last year and we’re just trying to make sure we can do one better.
‘We’ve had so much support, whether it be footballers, people around the hotel and it’s mad how many people actually recognise us.’
Wembley is set to welcome a sellout crowd of 87,200 on Sunday as England face Germany
Wembley will host a sellout crowd of 87,200 during Sunday’s showpiece, making it the highest attended Euros game in history for both men and women.
England’s semi-final against Sweden was also watched by a television audience of 9.3million on Tuesday – the largest viewership of the tournament so far.
Stanway said: ‘We need to stop talking about how big women’s football is getting and talk about how big it is.
Stanway scored a stunner in the quarter-finals to help England beat Spain 2-1 in extra-time
‘We’re just hitting new levels every single time. Even if England aren’t playing, the viewing figures are ridiculous.
‘It’s making sure we go out there, play with a smile on our face. The biggest thing that [boss] Sarina Wiegman has said was at the start – “play for the little girl that wanted to be in our shoes”.
‘So I’ll play for the little girl who wanted to play at the start, went to training, loved it, and dreamed to be in our position.’