« France is home, England is family » for Victoria Wade, from Royan

By Ronan Cherel
Published on 09/12/2022 at 9:53 p.m.

Victoria Wade, English at heart but French in life, waitress in Royan, is drawn between the teams of France and England who will face each other in the quarter-finals this Saturday evening December 10

Who else but a Franco-English woman to illustrate the eternal rivalry between these two countries? Victoria Wade, an employee at the Regent, a brasserie on the Royan seafront, arrived in France in 2018 and never left. The occasional (Site notre bureau spécialisé) fan, however, experiences the World Cup with passion. “For once we have a team [anglaise] more or less effective and that we are not eliminated in the group stage, it makes you want to go there! Explicitly the young waitress.

An expert eye

Victoria Wade will support England, loud the technique of English players, the « Foden, Bellingham – a sacred nugget -, Rashford, capable of scoring 30 seconds after coming into play. Only Mbappé scares me. “Decidedly more knowledgeable than she says, Victoria Wade preferred not to dwell on the case of Maguire, “who we just keep because we have no one else at his post”.

Come game time, Victoria Wade will work, “but hey, following the game shouldn’t be difficult. I work with guys, so I expect to see a couple of wearable trainers. I love France, but here I chose England. I will go to work with the English jersey, but with French flags on the cheeks”, laughs Victoria Wade.