Germany's striker Alexandra Popp celebrates scoring her team's second goal during the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 semi-final football match between Germany and France at the Stadium MK, in Milton Keynes, on July 27, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP) / No use as moving pictures or quasi-video streaming. Photos must therefore be posted with an interval of at least 20 seconds.

In the second half we really wanted to put those pinpricks forward and we managed to do that. We knew that the French would eventually get tired and that space would open up. Then that worked out. I feel pure pride in the team.

The whole team fought outstandingly today. What we’ve done defensively is unbelievable. In the end we just wanted it a bit more.

I can’t even put it into words. No one was counting on us and we are now in the final against England at Wembley. We are incredibly happy.