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England hero Jill Scott, who scored the semi final winner against Holland in extra time with only four minutes remaining, could not quite describe her feelings after the game.
"I'm speechless, it's so hard to describe what I'm feeling, it's pure elation really," she smiled. "The gaffer told me to go on and make an impact, get in the box and give us some aerial threat. I think should have scored in the first period of extra time but it bounced off my shoulder, so it was fantastic to be able to get on the end of Karen's corner.
"I couldn't believe I had scored and I didn't know how to celebrate. I've got a one-year old nephew watching the games at home so I blew him a kiss to let him know I was thinking of him.
"It was a massive performance from the girls, many of whom have played a lot of games in quick succession. I was just glad I was able to get on the pitch and play my part. We are all now looking ahead to Thursday night, we haven't yet hit top gear and I think everyone realises there will no better place to find it than in the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki."
Kelly Smith, the scorer of England's opening goal, was equally as excited. "It's a mixture of emotions that I am still trying to take in," she admitted. "Delighted, thrilled, emotional. The team gave a fantastic performance tonight against a side who made all 120 minutes very difficult for us.
"We knew how they would play and that their main aim was to frustrate us and sneak a goal. We had to be patient and we got our rewards, and I think we deserved to win on the night.
"I'm looking forward to the Final, it will be a huge moment in my career and although my knee is very stiff now, a couple of days of recovery, ice and treatment will get me ready for Thursday. As a player, a final is what you're in these tournaments for and we will now be looking to win it."
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