- Vivianne Miedema grew to become the Netherlands’ all-time main markswoman
- She uncharacteristically ‘acquired somewhat loopy’ in her celebration
- Miedema wasn’t happy with the Dutch efficiency in opposition to Cameroon
Vivianne Miedema habitually refuses to wildly have fun her objectives. Essential ones, breathtaking ones – it issues not. The introverted Netherlands striker says she prefers to “present respect to opponents once they have simply conceded”.
That every one went out of the window at round 16:45 native time in Valenciennes, when Miedema commemorated a objective in opposition to Cameroon by performing a ahead roll.
The Arsenal participant had good purpose. It was her second of the sport. It sealed a 3-1 victory that despatched the Netherlands into the Spherical of 16 on the FIFA Girls’s World Cup France 2019™. And it made her, on the age of simply 22, the Netherlands’ all-time main markswoman, outranking Manon Melis, who acquired her 59th and final when she was 29.
“I believe should you’re at a World Cup, scoring to make it 3-1 in opposition to Cameroon and breaking the all-time scoring report, it’s a must to get somewhat loopy,” she mentioned afterwards.
“It’s one thing particular, one thing I am solely going to stay as soon as, a particular expertise for me. It is a World Cup – you rating a objective, so I believe you’ll be able to cheer and be somewhat loopy about it. I made a cope with my brother that, once I broke it, I’d do a ahead roll on the pitch.
“Everybody was speaking concerning the report and also you knew it was coming. I am glad it occurred in the present day. Now we are able to attempt to enhance that quantity.”
If she will increase it to 100 in the future, will we see one other splashy celebration? “Most likely not,” Miedama mentioned, laughing. “I’m largely simply glad I can nonetheless stroll after that ahead roll! No extra gymnastics!”
Miedema was joyful to make historical past, and to help a Netherlands victory, however she wasn’t happy with their efficiency.
“I am glad we gained, however it was nonetheless not adequate,” she mentioned. “If you win, and make it six factors from two video games, you is usually a little bit joyful. However we shouldn’t have made it troublesome for ourselves.”
Miedema’s very good header put the Dutch forward, just for Cameroon to immediately equalise simply earlier than the break. Dominique Bloodworth restored the Oranjeleeuwinnen’s lead shortly after the restart, and Miedema underlined the significance of that objective.
“It was essential,” she mentioned. “We went 1-Zero up an they equalised actually shortly. However making it 2-1 proper after the break made it rather a lot simpler.
“It was a troublesome match in the present day. Cameroon performed properly. We didn’t have our greatest efficiency, however we’re joyful to get the factors and undergo to the final 16.”
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