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Lucy Bronze: ‘I had offers from Lyon and Barça, the world’s best teams’

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England defender on being welcomed to Barça by the Ballon d’Or winner, why leaving the WSL was easy and ‘crazy’ Ada Hegerberg

After Lucy Bronze signed for Barcelona last Saturday, her phone pinged. It was the Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas, who had succeeded Bronze as Fifa’s The Best player of the year in 2021.

“Alexia texted me saying she’s so excited to play with me on the team,” Bronze says. “Things like that give you huge confidence when players want to play with you and teams want you. Who doesn’t like being told they’re good? It gives you confidence and confidence plays a huge role in how you perform.”

Continue reading…England defender on being welcomed to Barça by the Ballon d’Or winner, why leaving the WSL was easy and ‘crazy’ Ada HegerbergAfter Lucy Bronze signed for Barcelona last Saturday, her phone pinged. It was the Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas, who had succeeded Bronze as Fifa’s The Best player of the year in 2021.“Alexia texted me saying she’s so excited to play with me on the team,” Bronze says. “Things like that give you huge confidence when players want to play with you and teams want you. Who doesn’t like being told they’re good? It gives you confidence and confidence plays a huge role in how you perform.” Continue reading…